Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible to upgrade images qualitatively to a higher resolution. When we incorporate this into a solution, we can automatically enlarge images that are too small so they can be used for any output. This way, every image is high quality and designers are never again spending time manually replacing and upsampling images.

When an image needs to be printed, 300 ppi (pixels per inch) is a guarantee for a good result. But unfortunately such an image is not available in that optimal resolution. Because the sending method (e.g. Whatsapp) reduces the image, or because a larger resolution simply cannot be found on the Internet. You can look for a high-resolution version of the image or possibly find an alternative. But in some cases, this is not an option and you have to go ahead (for example, because of newsworthiness) with the image you have. However, when you then want to submit a print-ready PDF to the printer, all systems will start beeping that the resolution is not sufficient.

What if this was no longer an issue? The solution is closer than you might think. Right now AI systems already exist that can automatically enlarge images to dramatically increase resolution. See the example of an image enlarged 8 times with Vance AI.

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Image enlarged 8 times with Vance AI

We are currently working on solutions that integrate this technique into your content process. Images with too low resolution can be automatically detected and enlarged. These are then real “problem cases” that cause error messages, but also images between 150 and 300 ppi can be transformed into higher quality this way. So that means: never again a pixelated image, without having to do anything.

AI can be used not only for resolution, but also for noise reduction and many other image processing requirements. Of course, knowledge of image processing and output is needed to give it the right commands and settings. We can and gladly accept that challenge!




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