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Super Resolution Eliminates the Advantage of High-Megapixel Cameras

The megapixel race has picked up steam lately with most new models exceeding 45-megapixels and rumors circulating of 100-megapixel sensors on the horizon. But what if low-resolution images from cameras like Sony's a7S III and Canon's R6 offered more detail along with added low light benefits? Now they can.

Adobe Photoshop’s ‘Super Resolution’ Made My Jaw Hit the Floor

Adobe just dropped its latest software updates via the Creative Cloud and among those updates is a new feature in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) called “Super Resolution.” You can mark this day down as a major shift in the photo industry.

The Pixelmator iPad App Now Lets You Upscale Photos Using AI

Pixelmator Photo—the iPad version of the popular Mac app Pixelmator Pro—has just released a major update with a new machine learning-based tool at its core. Called "ML Super Resolution," the tool allows you to upscale (AKA "Enhance!") your photos with just one tap.

Pixelmator’s New ML Super Resolution Feature is a Real Life ‘Enhance!’ Tool

Pixelmator Pro just released a new tool called "ML Super Resolution": a machine-learning-powered feature that "makes it possible to increase the resolution of images while keeping them stunningly sharp and detailed." In other words, the real-world equivalent of all those movies where someone yells "Enhance!" at their computer screen.

7 Ways to Enhance Eyes in Photoshop

Here's an in-depth 28-minute tutorial from the Photoshop Training Channel that will show you how to enhance and create amazing eyes in portrait photos using Photoshop.

Photo Enhancement is Starting to Get Crazy

As the worlds of artificial intelligence and digital photography collide, we're starting to see some mind-blowing technology emerge. The latest research in turning low-resolution photos into high-definition photos may drop your jaws -- it's starting to cross into the realm of sci-fi.

A Movie That Finally Gets Image Enhancing Right

Impossible image enhancing is a well-known cliche in movies and TV shows. When law enforcement computer whizzes get their hands on a photograph or video still frame, anything seems to be possible.

It seems a movie finally got image enhancing right. The 36-second clip above is from the 2014 movie Algorithm, a movie that's (fittingly) about a freelance computer hacker who discovers a shady government program.

UT Austin Launches Free Enlarging and Denoising Web App

Movies and TV shows have a knack for making it seem as if you could take a horrible, low-resolution image and turn it into a high-res masterpiece -- the term "enhance" has become almost comical. And for every mention of magical television enhancement, there's mention of some special algorithm at work that makes it happen.

Well, the University of Texas at Austin's RCM Tools web app isn't quite up to cable drama standards, but it's their attempt to apply special algorithms to image enhancement and denoising, and it's free for photographers to experiment with.

SmartDeblur Does Science Fiction-esque Enhancing on Blurry Photos

People often laugh and poke fun at the cliche of impossible image enhancements seen in TV shows and movies, but you won't be laughing when you see what SmartDeblur can do -- you'll be gawking in amazement. Created by programmer and image processing expert Vladimir Yuzhikov, the program can magically reveal details in photographs that are blurry due to poor focusing and/or shaky hands.

Great Scott! Corneal Imaging is Actually a Real Thing!

Earlier today, we poked fun at a clip from the TV show CSI showing some pseudo-scientific photo enhancing. Many of the comments on YouTube also poked fun at the mention of "corneal imaging", in which the investigators used to obtain imagery from the reflections seen in an eyeball. Turns out corneal imaging is a real thing...

Ridiculous Photo Enhancement Scene from the TV Show CSI

Magically enhancing photographs to solve crimes is a staple of crime and detective dramas. To ordinary folk who have never touched a program like Photoshop, the enhancement technology might sometimes seem believable -- after all, government technology is always decades ahead of civilian tech, right? However, to anyone who has any experience in photo editing, it's pretty obvious that certain things just aren't possible. Completely changing the camera angle in a photo, for example.

The short clip above is one ridiculous example of the "enhance!" cliché. It aired in an episode of CSI a few years back, and the YouTube uploader shared it with the title, "Why I Don't Watch CSI".