We've all been in that spot where we have an image but it's too small. We can't simply stretch it or it gets pixelated. So are we out of luck? Not any more! AI has made enlarging or "upscaling" possible and we cover the top free image upscaler tools in this post.
Let's dive into this episode to look at the top free image upscaler tools for 2021. Listen in to learn more...
When it comes to content marketing, photos can really enhance your text piece. In fact, a blog is not as effective without a few high-quality and relevant photos, and even the best industry reports now feature several images for context. Photos are a crucial part of digital life, in fact, Mylio predicts that internet users will share over 1.4 trillion photos in 2021.
For marketers hoping to ramp things up with photos in 2021, image upscaler tools using artificial intelligence (AI) can improve the quality of the photos you post for maximum ROI.
Upscaling happens when you stretch a low-resolution image onto a higher-resolution display. The upscaling tool repeatedly copies pixels from the original low-quality image onto the higher resolution display until the final image is ready. Then the new image is filtered, and any rough edges are smoothed out.
The great news is that there are many exceptional image upscaler tools to pick from. Additionally, most of them are free to use. The following are the top five free-to-use image upscalers to consider;
If you need to upscale photos by increasing image resolution with quality improvement. Cutout.pro is the most cost-effective tool online and it’s using an AI algorithm to help with photo editing. It offers free download choices as well as affordable and flexible payment plans. You can enhance some blurry old family photos and fix pixelated, blurry, and low-quality photos instantly with this enhancer for printing, social media, marketing campaigns, presentations, and more. Cutout.pro also provides other tools to retouch photos such as tools to remove background from images and to correct underexposed images. Both individuals are businesses can leverage Cutout.pro tools to process images faster and cheaper. You can use it on the web, download its app, or integrate its APIs into your business platforms.
Upscaler by StockPhotos is a simple, user-friendly, drag-and-drop image upscaler tool. All you need to do is upload the original photo to the upscaler interface. The AI tool will then automatically increase its size 2X by default. However, you can also choose to upscale it to 4X or even 8X without losing any quality with their paid features. This upscaler supports photos up to 5MB. You do not need to register, and you can resize up to 3 photos for free as long as none exceed 2,000 x 2,000 pixels. Then you can get 20 upscaler credits for $9.
Depositphotos has released Image Upscaler, a brand new tool that enables users to enlarge images without compromising quality. With this free online tool, you can resize JPG (or JPEG) files and download them in the same file format. Depositphotos constantly develops and improves neural networks, allowing you to enlarge images without losing quality in a single click.
Apart from increasing photos in size, it is also possible to enhance image quality. Depositphotos Image Upscaler fills in missing pixel data. The fewer informative pixels there are, the more difficult it is to upgrade photos. The Upscaler works well even with the most detailed images.
Image Upscaler provides impressive results. It not only provides great results with high-quality images but with low-quality files as well. You can even process your own poor-quality photos.
Image Upscaler can be freely used for both commercial and personal purposes. Photos and illustrations can be resized for print and used in large-scale designs. Use Upscaler to make your prints stand out and draw your audience’s attention. It will help provide customers with high-quality detailed product shots.
Also known as Smart Upscaler by Icons8, this is another tool that offers automatic image enlargement. It employs machine learning algorithms to automatically map smaller images onto a larger display. A key advantage of Icons8 is its ability to work with all image formats and sizes. Any image up to 5MB can be upscaled to 3,000 x 3,000 pixels. However, there is a downside. Smart Upscaler is not entirely free. Only the first three images are free. However, pricing is reasonable at $0.20 per image or 100 images for $9 per month.
Deep Image leverages AI-powered super-resolution deep convolutional neural networks. Basically, it uses AI and machine learning to upscale low-resolution images up to 25 megapixels. There are two elements that make Deep Image a great option. First, although initially only available as an online solution, Deep Image is now also available as an app. Secondly, it works on all major browsers, from Windows to iOS and Android. It’s also completely free for the first five images. Beyond that, you’ll pay $9 per month or $0.40 per image.
Let’s Enhance stands out for several reasons. Firstly, it allows you to upscale the image resolution up to 16 times. For context, a standard upgrade sees the photo resolution increase by 1.1 times. Let’s Enhance increases the resolution by up to four times the actual image size – without losing quality. Additionally, it can recover lost colors, textures, and details. Keep in mind, though, that the free plan has a 15 megapixel and 15 GB limit. However, premium subscriptions start at just $6.99/month.
Finally, you may also want to consider using ImageUpscaler.com. It uses Deep Learning AI and Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) to effortlessly scale images up to 4x without losing any quality. In fact, it even attempts to restore lost colors and details. Additionally, it can remove blurriness and enhance image sharpness. The tool supports images up to 5MB, with a 2,500 pixel limit. The “Test Mode” allows you to upscale 10 images per month for free.
If you are looking for an option for wall pics from photos, then you may want to consider https://www.wallpics.com/.
Of course, if the above solutions don’t fit your needs, there are other image upscaler tools. Consider using BigJPG.com, Imglarger.com, or upscalepics.com as additional online options. The big win is that you no longer are “stuck” with that small image that will get fuzzy if enlarged! The AI technology is very good and really helps with a common web problem!
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