What is Nero AI Image Upscaling?

Whether you’re a blogger or designer, an online store owner or a student, poor photo quality can be a major obstacle when it comes to printing and sharing photos.

These problems are now a thing of the past – with Nero’s cutting-edge deep learning technology, you can now enlarge your photos by enhancing their details and increasing their resolution.

What is Nero AI Image Upscaler?

Nero AI Image Upscaler is an AI-powered tool that can enlarge image size and increase resolution with enhanced quality.

By reducing noise and sharpening the details, AI Image Upscaler lets works best on small images and photos.

How does Nero AI Image Upscaler work?

Nero AI Image Upscaler uses state-of-the-art image super resolution technology based on deep convolutional neural networks.

Our neural network is trained on an immense dataset of training photos. In detail, we used millions of low-resolution and high-resolution image pairs to train the software on upscaling images and to learn typical features of physical objects such as the bricks of walls, hair and skin.

After the network recognizes those features on the images, it will enhance those details based on its general knowledge of the world.

What is traditional image upscaling?

Before AI based image upscaling technology, it was virtually impossible to increase photo or image size without losing quality.

The best option, called Bicubic Interpolation – made your image unsharp and blurry.

What pictures work best with Nero AI Image Upscaler?

The system works best with unprocessed images that were not previously upscaled or pixelated by any other software tool.

Our main focus currently is upscaling physical contents with sharp corners like digital illustrations, images with sharp borders and contrasting textures (such as watches).

For images with small human faces or text, the result will be less obvious after processing.

Do you remove JPEG compression artifacts?

Yes, we automatically remove JPEG noise (also known as compression artifacts), if we detect an image with .jpg or .jpeg extension.

If for any reason you want to upscale your image without removing noise, you can input your image as a png-file.

Is there a size limit for the images I want to upscale?

Users of online version can use images with 1500×1500 pixels in size.

For desktop version there is no limit on the image size. However, the processing speed depends on your CPU and GPU limitations.

Processing a high-resolution image will take up more time. In addition, the result may be less obvious when upscaling a high-resolution image.

Where can I find Nero AI Image Upscaler?

Nero AI Image Upscaler will be part of the new Nero Platinum Suite package.

You can also access https://ai.nero.com/imgsr to upscale small images online or download the desktop app for free.

What is Nero AI video upscaling and how to turn on/off it?

Even people who are not so interested in watching movies may agree that watching videos in high resolution (such as Full HD, 4K) is a wonderful experience. With 4K monitors and TVs becoming more and more popular, are you still satisfied with watching blurry SD videos on 4K monitors or TVs?

What is traditional video upscaling?
Traditional upscaling or resize is the easiest way to stretch a lower resolution video onto a larger displayer. The pixels in the lower resolution image are simply repeated and averaged to fill all the pixels of the higher resolution display. The result is that the video fits a 4K monitor, but it usually looks blurry.

What is Nero AI video upscaling?
Nero AI video upscaling predicts high-resolution videos through an AI model and produces incredible clarity and enhanced details that cannot be reproduced by traditional upscaling, such as sharper edges, more realistic hair, and the landscapes with striking clarity.

Before and after: Nero MediaHome playback with Nero AI video upscaling

 

The result video that converted by traditional video upscaling and Nero AI video upscaling

What You’ll Need

  • Nero Platinum or Nero Platinum 2022 installed. 

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  • Nero Platinum supports Nero AI video upscaling up from V24.x and higher.
  • Please attach your monitor to the higher performance graphic card, if your PC has dual graphic cards.
  • Windows 10 or higher 64-bit operating system is recommended.

Enjoy a better performance with enabled hardware-accelerated AI enhancement

We recommend using at least a Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390 graphics cards for hardware accelerated video AI upscaling of SD source files. If you would like to do video AI upscaling of HD source files, we recommended using at least a Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 graphics cards.

 

How to turn on/off Nero AI video upscaling?
In Nero Platinum V24.x and higher versions, you can enjoy the improvement of video quality from Nero AI video upscaling during video playback, converting and exporting.

Video Playback – Nero MediaHome
When you are playing video clips, no matter playing from Nero MediaHome Library or in Nero MediaHome Viewer, you will find a “Video Enhancer” icon in the lower right corner. From there you can turn Nero AI video upscaling on or off.

VSR playback in NMH Library VSR playback in NMH Viewer

The real-time video playback of “Nero AI video upscaling” depends on the performance of your graphic card.
We recommend enabling hardware acceleration under Video Playback in Nero MediaHome > Options > Video.

NMH Option HWA

 

Export – Nero Video
In Nero Video V24.x or later versions, you will find the option to enable or disable Nero AI upscaling in the export settings under “Configure”. Nero Video will apply Nero AI upscaling to your movie project when the target size is larger than your movie resolution settings.

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There are two levels for the output quality: standard quality and high quality. With the “high quality” level, you will get a better output file, but it needs more time.

Convert – Nero Recode
In Nero Recode V24.x or higher versions, you will find the “Nero AI upscaling” and its AI hardware acceleration options in Output settings.
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Recode_Nero AI video upscaling_export
There are no special hardware requirements for the conversion in Nero Recode and the export in Nero Video. The general performance depends on the system performance. But the hardware limitation will not affect the output quality. We recommend running Nero AI upscaling on Windows 10 or higher 64-bit operating systems.

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