This AI-powered app improves photo resolution on iPhone
Nowadays, the “Artificial Intelligence” theme is on the rise, and all anyone talks about is this chatGPT. But until recently, the subject was another: apps that created sophisticated images and user avatars.
One of these apps that creates a bunch of avatars of yourself also serves to improve existing image resolutions, which can be a great tool for those who want to improve their photo library.
I’m one of those people who likes to crop photos to improve their framing. Often we can turn a so-so photograph into a great photo by just removing what doesn’t matter in the image and highlighting the main object.
The problem with this is that, when we crop the photo and simulate a digital “zoom”, the resolution is often compromised, with the image becoming granulated or pixelated.
And that’s where artificial intelligence apps come in to improve the resolution of this new image.
Following the success of Lensa at the end of 2022 (which only let you play if you paid for it), others like it appeared. But one caught my attention precisely because it proposed to improve existing photos.
Its name is Remini – AI Photo Enhancer.
In the image above, you can see the details that the app is capable of improving in an image. It redesigns the entire image, as if it were redrawing it, thus creating a better resolution.
Lately, I’ve been using the app a lot to improve many family photos, those that deserve to be preserved with better resolution. In addition, it’s possible to make those cuts in the images, improving the framing, but also improving the resolution.
But is it paid?
Well, yes, it’s paid if you don’t want any limitations. And the subscription isn’t cheap: $4,99 per week.
However, it’s possible to improve your images without subscribing, as long as you watch some 30-second advertising videos. It’s quite annoying to wait, but it’s a way to use the app without paying.
The other day, I took many photos at a children’s party and wanted to improve several of them. In this case, I took advantage of the 7-day free trial of the app to improve all of them much more quickly.
Another function of the app (only in the paid version) is to create avatars of yourself. That is, different versions of an image of your face.
For this, it asks you to submit 8 to 12 photos of yourself (preferably selfies), and with them, it will be able to recreate new, more stylized images.
But the final avatars will depend on the photos you submit.
The app suggests selfies in which your face appears clear and in focus, without shadows or images against the light. There also can’t be any other people in the image.
I confess that on the first attempt, taking various photos from the iPhone library, the result was terrible. No image looked like me.
However, I was able to fix that by redoing the process and taking new selfies on the spot, especially for the app. I took them in a bright place, with various angles of my face. That’s when the result was much more faithful to reality.
So the tip is this: if you want to create really faithful avatars, take new photos specifically for the process.
To create avatars, you need to pay for a subscription. Only the photo enhancement feature can be used without a subscription by watching long (and boring) ads.
The good part is that if you want to use it for the first time and try all the features, you can take advantage of the 7-day free trial period to test everything. But in this case, you must remember to cancel the subscription before the end of these 7 days, otherwise you will be charged per week.
Of course, if you use it a lot and find it useful to maintain the subscription, then it’s a conscious decision and not forgetfulness.
Try it out and then let us know in the comments what you think of the app. 😉