Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Mar 9, 2020 0:08:57 GMT
There’s an app called Remini which enhances faces in low quality photographs. I’ve enhanced a couple of Frida photos. Here’s the results.
I think it is a vast improvement with the Shine picture. It doesn’t always work. The less quality a picture is, the less likely that they will be enhanced successfully. What do you think of the results?
It's amazing. Does it take much time to improve the photo or is it more or less automatic? The only problem I see is that the rest of the photo remains how it was and then the result looks unnatural - especially apparent in the first example, where the cut out of the face is great but the overall look of the whole photograph is weird.
While posting on Instagram, I had experimented some with a similar program but it's on WeChat and it has a mini-program called "You and Me" (transliterated from Mandarin by memory). The results are rather similar if not the same and I wouldn't be surprised if they used the same neural networks. I do dig the process however in certain photos where it looks odd and something, it'll just output a Salvador Dali-ish photo where the eyes look disorienting and the teeth look too identical. So far, both "You and Me" and Remini's strengths have consistently been the faces. The hands and some clothes leave a lot to be desired. Holistically it is impressive from a casual viewer. And if I did screw around with some AI photo enhancer I would just try to touch it up so it looks faithful to the original photo. And as I scroll further and further on IG.... it gets annoying to see photos being high contrasted from the process, my eyes aren't used to seeing it - I very much prefer the softer look if not a realistic dynamic range of a photo as if it was straight from the human eyes. Now that's something that the developers need to work on, as well as some disorienting results in fewer photos.
Post by The Rubber Ball Man on Mar 11, 2020 22:47:27 GMT
I’ve always thought the picture used for the Eyes Of A Woman cover was too grainy. Even after Remini, I’m not too pleased with the result due to the airbrush effect on the background. However, I absolutely love the result for The Heat Is On picture.
It certainly has potential. It can also go a bit squiffy- not so much here but on some old b/w pictures of me and my siblings where one sister will look clear and bright but another will be rather fuzzy. Still, What a cracking app.