ON1 Unveils Resize AI, its Next-Generation Tech for Image Upscaling

ON1 Resize AI

ON1 has announced its next-generation technology that is powered by what it calls state-of-the-art neural networks for image upscaling: Resize AI. The company says it can enlarge photos and create realistic details with spectacular results.

The company says that the new ON1 Resize AI will give photographers great results and the highest quality photo enlargements. ON1 claims the all-new technology that powers it will allow any photographer to enlarge photos while quickly maintaining and recovering an incredible amount of detail and sharpness.

How it Works

ON1 says that existing methods of photo enlargement, or interpolation, make up new pixels for the increased resolution by copying those around them, which it says often leads to enlarged photos with less detail, soft edges, and more noise.

In contrast, ON1 says its Resize AI uses “deep machine learning” to study different details that are actually seen in the world such as natural textures like tree bark, animal fur, feathers, grass, leaves, rock, and skin as well as man-made textures like concrete, fabric, or brick. The model has studied millions of examples of these textures that allow the software to upscale photos and their textures to “virtually any size,” which ON1 says leaves photographers with an incredibly high-resolution photo.

ON1 is so confident in the technology that it claims it can take a cropped portion of a photo and increase the quality to such a degree that it can straight-up replace a long lens. ON1 also says it can breathe new life into old photos by remastering them to make them larger, sharper, and cleaner.Resize AI can also reduce JPEG compression artifacts while creating new details and allows for large, high-resolution prints to be made from video still frames.

ON1 Resize AI

ON1 Resize AI works as a standalone application or as a plugin for multiple popular photography programs like Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One, Affinity Photo, Apple Photos, and Corel Paintshop Pro.

ON1 Resize AI

“Resize AI goes beyond the average plugins. In CaptureOne and Lightroom you can batch process easily with powerful new resizing options,” the company says. “And in Adobe Photoshop it can handle layered files with masks, alpha channels, text, and adjustment layers in RGB as well as CMYK, Grayscale and LAB. This makes it perfect for not just photographers, but also graphic artists and print agencies.”

Pricing and Availability

ON1 Resize AI is available to pre-order as either a standalone application or plugin for $100. It is also part of the company’s Professional Plugin bundle, which includes five of ON1’s plugins for $150. ON1 says Resize AI will also be avaialble inside ON1 Photo RAW 2022 in a future update.

The official release date of the software was not confirmed at the time of the announcement, but ON1 says to expect it in April.

Owners of ON1 Photo RAW 2022 will get the fully integrated ON1 Resize AI in the next free update for Photo RAW soon after the release of Resize AI. Anyone who owns the individual product, ON1 Resize 2022, will also receive ON1 Resize AI as a free update. Finally, subscribers to ON1 Photo RAW will also receive the fully integrated Resize AI in Photo RAW AND the plugin for free as part of their plans.