Canon neural network tool software released: demosaicing, noise reduction, lens optimization, image super-resolution
On the eve of the opening of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, Canon (China) Co., Ltd. announced that its two neural network tool software- Neural network Image Processing Tool and Neural network Upscaling Tool were officially launched. Listed .
Canon said that these two softwares rely on Canon's continuously upgraded deep learning technology to help photographers or photography enthusiasts further improve the quality of the photos they have taken and expand the expressiveness of the photos. During the Hangzhou Asian Games, neural network image processing tools and upgrade tools can also be used in event photography reporting.
According to reports, the neural network image processing tool provides three major functions: demosaicing, noise reduction, and lens optimization .
The demosaicing function includes suppressing moiré, aliasing and false colors to improve image resolution;
The noise reduction function is based on efficient noise reduction processing to improve the quality of contours and noise reduction effect;
Lens optimization is an upgraded version of the original digital lens optimization function. It is said to have greatly improved the improvement effect on large aberrations and highlight bloom caused by aberrations.
▲ Schematic diagram of the functions of neural network image processing tools, source of the picture is “Canon China” official account
The neural network upgrade tool can expand the resolution of the long side and wide side of JPEG and TIFF images by 2 times respectively, obtaining images with 4 times the original resolution, and is not limited by the shooting model, even if it is shot by Canon historical models. Photos can also be upgraded using this tool .
This tool claims to be able to restore the camera's process from capturing light to generating images. Based on deep learning of Canon's photo sample database, it can generate high-resolution images after enlarging photos and retain photo details as much as possible. The neural network upgrade tool can be used alone or in combination with the neural network image processing tool to optimize the image processing workflow, improve processing efficiency, and bring photo quality to a higher level.
▲ Schematic of the functions of the neural network upgrade tool, source of the picture is the "Canon China" official account
Neural network image processing tools and upgrade tools support Windows 10 64-bit and Windows 11 operating systems. Both tools are paid software and users need to subscribe before they can use them .
After inquiry, we learned that Canon provides three subscription cycles of 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year. All new subscribers can get an additional 31-day free trial period of the software (only once per account) . The neural network image processing tool is a plug-in for Canon's free software Digital Photo Professional, while the neural network upgrade tool is a tool software that needs to be installed independently.