Real Esrgan


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Real-ESRGAN is a model that can enhance the resolution of low-resolution images, providing a higher level of detail and clarity. It uses a technique called enhanced super-resolution generative adversarial networks (ESRGAN) to achieve this. The model also offers the ability to correct faces in the images and adjust the level of upscaling for fine-grained control.

Use cases

Real-ESRGAN has a range of possible use cases for a technical audience. One potential application is in the restoration of old or low-quality photographs, where the model can enhance the resolution and bring out finer details. Another use case is in video game development, where the model can be used to improve the visual fidelity of in-game assets and textures, resulting in a more immersive and realistic gaming experience. Real-ESRGAN can also be valuable in the field of medical imaging, where low-resolution scans can be enhanced to reveal clearer and more detailed information, aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Additionally, real-ESRGAN can be used in the creation of high-quality visual content for advertising and marketing purposes, where it can enhance the resolution and clarity of product images, resulting in more impactful and engaging visuals for consumers. In terms of potential products or practical uses, we can imagine software applications that incorporate real-ESRGAN as a feature, allowing users to enhance the resolution and quality of their images with just a few clicks. This could be integrated into existing photo editing software or even developed into standalone apps for mobile devices. Another possibility is the development of AI-powered devices, such as smart cameras or smartphones, that can automatically apply real-ESRGAN's enhancements to images in real-time, providing users with high-quality, detailed images without the need for manual post-processing.



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Nvidia T4 GPU

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Summary of this model and related resources.

Model NameReal Esrgan
Real-ESRGAN with optional face correction and adjustable upscale
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Paper LinkNo paper link provided


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Cost per Run$0.0044
Prediction HardwareNvidia T4 GPU
Average Completion Time8 seconds