Wednesday, May 26, 2021

MyHeritage Introduces Photo Repair - New Feature to Automagically Fix Scratched and Damaged Photos

I received this information today from Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage:


We did it again! I’m very excited to announce the release of Photo Repair — the newest feature to join MyHeritage’s photo toolbox. Photo Repair automagically fixes scratches, tears, holes, stains and other damage on historical photos.

When a photo is uploaded to MyHeritage, a specialized detection algorithm runs in the background and determines if it has sustained damage. If so, a Repair button will appear, ensuring that users will not waste time attempting to repair photos that don’t need it. Photos may be repaired with a single click, and in just a few seconds. The default repair model, named Gentle Repair, will fix most types of damage with minimal changes to the rest of the photo. For photos with more substantial damage, an Extensive Repair model can be applied.

Watch the video to see some amazing examples of the results produced when using Photo Repair.

Please see some more incredible examples of repaired photos in the blog post and find more information in the press release. I would be grateful if you could share this news with your audience, include the video and attached visual, and encourage them to see the magic for themselves.


I tried this out on two photos with minor damage and it worked pretty well.  I don't have many older photos that are damaged.  The examples on the blog post and press release demonstrate the process.

Disclosure: I receive a complimentary subscription to MyHeritage, and have received other material consideration in past years. I uploaded my autosomal DNA raw data to their DNA product. This does not affect my objective analysis of MyHeritage products.

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