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Death of photography? DALL-E 2 AI sharpens a blurry image based on a photographer’s experience

In order to refine a blurry image, a photographer used OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, an artificial intelligence program capable of producing realistic photographs from a brief description.

Amazingly, the image has become even sharper and crisper!

Death of photography?

YouTuber Michael Widell received the clip edited with Nicholas Sherlock’s DALL-E 2. Widell was so impressed with the technology’s potential that he even wondered if it would lead to the “death of photography”.

Sherlock’s footage reveals a fuzzy ladybug that OpenAI’s technology has magically enhanced. In order to correct the image, he removed the blurred part of the ladybug and added the caption “Ladybug on a leaf, stacked high resolution macro photo”.

(Photo: Nicholas Sherlock/ Miicael Widell Youtube channel via screenshot)

How did DALL-E 2 improve image quality?

This clever technique uses DALL-E 2 for a purpose it was not intended for, but it could become an important and effective tool for photographers who want to improve the quality of their captured images.

In an interview with PetaPixel, Sherlock provided another illustration of a photograph he edited on DALL-E 2, this one depicting an egret found in a drain.

According to Sherlock, DALL-inpainting E’s functionality allows the user to grab an image, use a brush to remove part of it, and then tell the AI ​​application what to paint on the photo.

Sherlock provided PetaPixel with an example of a tilt-shift photo where he wanted a “slightly looser” crop, this technique is called “outpaint”.

Sherlock increased the size of the canvas in Photoshop and added translucent borders before uploading the finished product to DALL-E. In order to match the original image, he instructed the software to fill the image with the phrase “A city in autumn, 35mm tilt-shift photograph, Velvia”.

Sherlock also shared a comparison image made with Photoshop’s Content-Aware-Fill tool, though PetaPixel noted that it shouldn’t be surprising that it was unable to produce a scene significantly larger than the image. produced by DALL-E.

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Is DALL-E 2 accessible to the public?

According to the DALL-E 2 website, the research project is still not publicly available in the team’s API. The team said they wanted to produce and deploy the AI ​​”responsibly”, so they are currently exploring the “limits and capabilities” of the project with a small group of users.

If you want to try the AI ​​app, you can join their waiting list

OpenAI noted that not all invites are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We may choose to prioritize individuals based on other criteria to better meet the needs of our learning goals or distribute the load across multiple time zones,” OpenAI wrote on its website.

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Written by Joaquin Victor Tacla

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