I saw this on MyHeritage earlier today – Introducing the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer – MyHeritage June 12, 2020: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/06/introducing-the-myheritage-photo-enhancer/.
by Esther June 12, 2020
We’re excited to present the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer, a powerful and innovative new feature that enhances photos and brings blurry faces into sharp focus.
Perhaps you have old photos that look grainy or blurred, or photos of large family gatherings with many faces that are too small to recognize clearly. The MyHeritage Photo Enhancer aims to solve these age-old problems and produces phenomenal results that let you see your ancestors more clearly than ever before.
How it works
The MyHeritage Photo Enhancer is powered by deep learning technology that was licensed by MyHeritage and seamlessly integrated into the platform. The feature enhances photos by upscaling them (increasing their resolution). This produces exceptional results for historical photos, where the faces are often small and blurry, but works well on new color photos too. Enhancement works best on photos that feature multiple people, and enhanced faces can be viewed one by one.
The photos are enhanced using this specialized technology and are not manually retouched in any way. The technology infers what the original faces may have looked like by bringing blurry low-resolution or low-quality photos into clear focus. The results are simply stunning. However, since the enhancement is a simulation, done by algorithms, its results may be inaccurate and, in rare cases, even distorted.
The addition of the Photo Enhancer, complemented by the MyHeritage In Color™ feature, makes MyHeritage the best platform for uploading, enhancing, and sharing historical photos.
How to access the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer
To begin, visit myheritage.com/photo-enhancer. If you don’t have a MyHeritage account yet, you’ll be asked to create one for free.
If you already have photos uploaded to your family site on MyHeritage, follow the directions below for “Enhancing photos already on MyHeritage”.
Click “Upload photo” to choose a file from your computer. Or, drag and drop a photo of your choice into the photo frame.
Once you upload your photo, you’ll be asked to sign up to MyHeritage to enhance your photos. Signing up is free. If you already have a MyHeritage account and you aren’t logged in already, simply select the “Log in” option on the bottom of the popup.
Enhancing a photo typically takes 15–30 seconds, depending on its size and the number of faces in it. While the photo is being enhanced, an animated magic wand will appear in the middle of the photo.