We’re lucky enough to be living during a time when technology is evolving faster than ever. And now, sci-fi crime drama cliches are actually becoming a reality. Let’s Enhance is a new online photo enhancing software that allows you to turn images from lousy low-resolution to crisp high-resolution.
Founded by Alex Savsunenko and Vladislav Pranskevičius—a chemistry Ph.D. and a former CTO—Let’s Enhance is designed to be super-easy to use. The website invites you to drag and drop your image and then instantly gets to work on the magical transformation. The software’s secret lies in its use of neural networks—computing systems inspired by the biological neural networks of human and animal brains. Let’s Enhance uses neural networks that are tailored to different image types—such as landscapes or portraits—to upscale low-res images by four times.
In addition to using image-specific neural networks, the program incorporates three different layers to make up the final image. The first layer—the Anti-JPEG filter—removes JPEG artifacts, such as loss of edge, clarity, and tone. The second layer—called the Boring filter—does the upscaling while preserving original details and maintaining edges. Using AI technology, the third and final layer—called the Magic filter—tries to identify the image subject (from past database images) and fills in new details that weren’t there before. The results are surprisingly accurate, and the software is even due to improve with continued use.
You can try Let’s Enhance for free via their website.