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VenatorX

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Letsenhance.io
« on: 2018-09-04 20:12:34 »
Hi, I'm following the forum for a long time and I found Something interresting for the modding community and particulary for the HD mods. Since last years, new algorithm for image upscaling are being developped by various big company (like google or facebook) base on neural network : these algorithm dont up sampling with extrapolation but "imagine" what would be the new details necessary for a bigger resolution. Now, a company, https://letsenhance.io/ is offering a limited free service (and paying service with pricing depending of the number of image) for upscaling images. I've tested it few month ago, the results were outstanding, and since it has been improved and the results are gorgeous now. Here is a example :

The orginal background : https://imgur.com/Q0GkDd9
The HD mod background : https://imgur.com/GOUdpQX
The Let's enhance background : https://imgur.com/xI0aYX7

Tell me what you think.

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #1 on: 2018-09-04 21:20:37 »
This is really, truly impressive. I'm tempted to invest some money in one of their plans for further experimentation; I think this has the potential for better upscaled backgrounds than we've ever seen before. No substitute for the work being done on redoing backgrounds from the ground up with fresh scenes and renders, but I think this could definitely be the best stopgap until that is finished.

Edit: Their pricing is wonky, though. A monthly plan is such a ridiculously better price, I can't fathom why someone would pay their much higher per-image pricing unless they need very few images processed over an extended period of time.
« Last Edit: 2018-09-04 21:23:49 by Covarr »

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #2 on: 2018-09-04 21:37:42 »
Even comparing it to just using waifu with no noise filter, its leaps and bounds better. no contest there, shame its behind a paywall.

EDIT: Although I just used the x4 upscale and the results vary depending on the image.
« Last Edit: 2018-09-05 00:20:44 by Yagami Light »

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #3 on: 2018-09-04 22:30:20 »
Ive used this before. The results are better than just waifu alone. But I can get pretty much identical results using waifu and making edits such as using the AA, sharpen, and other tools in GIMP. The pricing for it isnt worth the output if you know how to use an image manipulation program.

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #4 on: 2018-09-04 22:57:55 »
Ive used this before. The results are better than just waifu alone. But I can get pretty much identical results using waifu and making edits such as using the AA, sharpen, and other tools in GIMP. The pricing for it isnt worth the output if you know how to use an image manipulation program.
GIMP's sharpen tool (and Photoshop's, and basically any other sharpen tool) has a tendency to create haloing and ringing on edges. Nothing I've seen from this does any such thing. But, what's more, this seems like it might be far quicker and easier than manually tweaking each field in photo editing software after scaling.

If nothing else, it's better than a lot of the smudgy scales that are floating around.

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #5 on: 2018-09-04 23:06:05 »
It's the first background upscale I've seen that I'd actually use.

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #6 on: 2018-09-04 23:21:00 »
After playing with this a bit i am impressed with the results. Definitely better than waifu

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #7 on: 2018-09-05 05:26:41 »
We must see the results on different style/kind of background too and what is the most fitting algorithm. Yes the price by month is better but I wonder which is the smallest time you can do the 999 images. To me, if you don't search in the details you cannot see it was upscaled.

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #8 on: 2018-09-05 08:18:23 »
I did a test with a scene in FF9 (My prefer), with a background whose original is available.
The game background : https://imgur.com/sXvPGiB
The original background : https://imgur.com/u6OlNzr
The totally upscaled background : https://imgur.com/iCm1YWB
The upscaled background with original's size :  https://imgur.com/n7CDBzU

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Re: Letsenhance.io
« Reply #9 on: 2018-09-05 15:49:07 »
Letsenhance.io is definitely doing a great job here. :o In the case of FFIX I think the first thing to do is to get rid of the blurry filter to get optimal results.