MyHeritage is an online genealogy platform that helps people to connect with their family histories. Earlier this year, they introduced MyHeritage In Color™, a new technology supposed to bring old family photos to life through colorization. But On June 12, the company took it a step further, introducing a tool that enhances photos by bringing blurry faces into sharp focus.

"When combined, MyHeritage In Color™ and the MyHeritage Photo Enhancer can reveal your ancestors as you've never seen them before," the company wrote on its blog. "The technology for enhancing photos was licensed by MyHeritage from the creators of the Remini mobile application. They developed machine learning technology to enhance photos by upscaling (increasing the resolution) the faces that appear in them. This produces exceptional results for historical photos, where the faces are often small and blurry, but works equally well on new color photos too. Enhancement works best on photos that feature multiple people, and allows you to go face by face to see each one enhanced."

MyHeritage really believes that it's the best technology in the world for this kind of work. "No other company has succeeded in developing photo enhancement technology of this quality. The results are crisp and truly outstanding."

Continue scrolling, check out what the enhancer is capable of and tell us in the comments whether you agree with this ballsy statement!

More info: myheritage.com

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Opazi Marcha
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4 months ago

She’s got a badass look.

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Shushadei
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4 months ago

I tried that with an old picture of my parent's engagement. Sharp? Yes! My parents faces? No, not at all! No similarity!

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🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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4 months ago

Pretty eyes

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Perfumista Perfumista
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4 months ago

I could picture them on The Little Rascals

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Perfumista Perfumista
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4 months ago

This is what Ralph Lauren's dreams look like

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Robin Childers
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4 months ago

Such a soulful expression.

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow.

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nycRed714
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4 months ago

Looks like a gangster in NYC in the late1800s...lots of character!

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
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4 months ago

Imagine that you are posing to a photographer and be like "this ones gonna be famous one day in hundred years"

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bryguy
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4 months ago

And they're socially distanced

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Hilary Mol
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4 months ago

This could be Madonna in her early, non-blonde days.

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Patrick Shore
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4 months ago

corbyn in his Sunday hat

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Cold Contagious
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4 months ago

Looks like something from a Norman Rockwell painting.

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deanna woods
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4 months ago

He looks like a young Bill Murray.

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Tagzwoelf
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4 months ago

She wears glasses on the left

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Eglė Bukauskaitė
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4 months ago

how did you make out vague mustache from that?? 😲

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Nadine Khazaka
Community Member
4 months ago

Albert Einstein was a dirty blonde

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Maggie Lambert
Community Member
4 months ago

Nursing sister during WWI.

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deanna woods
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4 months ago

This is a lovely photo of your grandmother and her sister.

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Soggy Crumpet
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4 months ago

Beautiful lady!

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Jo PP
Community Member
4 months ago

Me, the 13th Duke Of Winborough?

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Dave In MD
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4 months ago

The chevron below the crossed cannons on his rating badge should be red.

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Kathy Baylis
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4 months ago

Where’s Jack Nicholson?

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago (edited)

I would love to know what Algorithms MyHeritage uses to colourise and enhance these old photographs. The little boy in the center of the photograph looks like his left leg and right hand have been mistakenly coloured grey.

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Opazi Marcha
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4 months ago

Kinda looks like Tom Hanks.

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Brandy Dor
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4 months ago

Heath ledger's baby

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Cori
Community Member
4 months ago

She looks determined. The set of her mouth says 'try me. I've already seen some shit and you don't impress me a bit.' The writer in me sees a character I very much want to build a story around!

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Rissie
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4 months ago

Three legs?

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
4 months ago

This one looks like from 60's. Flower girl...

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Opazi Marcha
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Cool!

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