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Friday, June 12, 2020

See the Fantastic New MyHeritage Photo Enhancer

This is another "wow" feature from MyHeritage. Here is a video demonstrating the new MyHeritage Photo Enhancer. 

This feature uses deep learning technology that was licensed by MyHeritage and seamlessly integrated into the platform to enhance photos by upscaling them (increasing their resolution). All I can say is that it works on many photos and the results are amazing. 

Here is a photo from my own MyHeritage family tree before the enhancement:

Here is the same photo after:

It is hard to believe the difference. I have some of the advanced photo editing software that is presently available but I never thought that I could "fix" an out-of-focus image. 

The technology for enhancing photos was licensed by MyHeritage from the creators of the Remini mobile application. They developed machine learning technology to enhance photos by upscaling (increasing the resolution) the faces that appear in them. This produces exceptional results for historical photos, where the faces are often small and blurry, but works equally well on new color photos too. Enhancement works best on photos that feature multiple people, and allows you to go face by face to see each one enhanced.
But you do have to remember the following:
The photo enhancement technology gives its best guess as to what the original faces may have looked like, by bringing blurred, pixelated, or low-resolution photos into clear focus. Often, the results are stunning and highly believable. However, since the enhancement is a simulation, done by algorithms, its results may be inaccurate and, in rare cases, even distorted. As a rule of thumb, the sharper the input image that is enhanced, the more accurate the final result will be.
You can upload images for free right now. Here is the link:  Enhance your photos

1 comment:

  1. I do NOT have a MyHeritage account due to the high yearly costs.

    I AM interested in the photo enhancement feature.

    After a couple hours of googling, it appears to me that MyHeritage only offers more than 10 photo enhancements per account with their Complete plan at $299/year.


    Fred Browne, but not choosing to sign in