AI-Based Photo Restoration

Hi everybody! I’m a research engineer at the Mail.ru Group computer vision team. In this article, I’m going to tell a story of how we’ve created the AI-based photo restoration project for old military photos. What is «photo restoration»? It consists of three steps:

  • we find all the image defects: fractures, scuffs, holes;
  • we inpaint the discovered defects, based on the pixel values around…