Published on – August 31, 2021
I was contacted by a friend who was having trouble getting an old damaged photo restored. Her family already had paid money to get it restored and the results were less than satisfactory. The following restoration was achieved by using a combination of Photoshop techniques and artificial intelligence to restore the faces.
AI is a powerful tool for photo restoration, in the following pictures you can see how I was able to isolate a single person from the picture, and after running that through many iterations of stable diffusion, I was able to restore the face and even the clothes! The hands are not perfect because of AI not really understanding them yet, but that it something I expect will continue to improve over time.
Given enough time I could isolate every person in the original picture and restore them including their clothes, then integrate each one back into the original image.