“the mission of this project is to colorize and restore old images.” Free and open source.
What I develop next with this model will be based on trying to solve the problem of making these old images look great, so the next item on the agenda for me is the “defade” model. I’ve committed initial efforts on that and it’s in the early stages of training as I write this. Basically it’s just training the same model to reconstruct images that augmented with ridiculous contrast/brightness adjustments, as a simulation of fading photos and photos taken with old/bad equipment. I’ve already seen some promissing results on that as well:
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