upscayl

๐Ÿ†™ Upscayl - Free and Open Source AI Image Upscaler for Linux, MacOS and Windows built with Linux-First philosophy.

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About

v1.3 will come around 12 September

Upscayl ๐Ÿ†™ Free and Open Source AI Image Upscaler

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Upscayl is a cross-platform application built with the Linux-first philosophy. This means that we prioritize Linux builds over others but that doesn't mean we'll break things for other OSes :)

NOTE: Upscayl does not work without a GPU, sorry. You'll need a Vulkan compatible GPU to upscale images. CPU or iGPU won't work.

Installation ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Linux ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ‘‘

  1. Go to releases section

  2. Download the .AppImage file.

  3. Right Click AppImage -> Go to Permissions tab -> Check allow file to execute and then double click the file to run Upscayl.

You can also download the flatpak version and double click the flatpak file to install via Store but wait for the full release, we'll be pushing it to Flathub for easy access.

MacOS ๐ŸŽ

  1. Go to releases section

  2. Download the .dmg file.

  3. Double click dmg, drag Upscayl icon into Applications folder.

  4. Open Terminal and enter this command: chmod +x /Applications/Upscayl.app/Contents/Resources/bin/upscayl. Press Enter, profit.

Windows ๐ŸŒ

  1. Go to releases section

  2. Download the .exe file.

  3. Double click exe file, wait for installation, profit.

Comparisons: Medium Resolution Images (300-400 pixels wide):

Low Resolution Images (150 pixels wide):

Roadmap ๐Ÿคซ

  • Allow video upscaling๐Ÿ“ผ
  • 2x, 3x upscaling modes
  • More models
  • Make the whole world use FOSS

Development ๐Ÿ› 

git clone https://github.com/TGS963/upscayl
cd upscayl

INSTALL DEPENDENCIES

npm install

RUN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVER LOCALLY

npm run start

PACKAGE THE APP

npm run dist

PUBLISH THE APP, MAKE SURE TO ADD GH_TOKEN= IN SHELL

npm run publish-app

FAQ ๐Ÿค“

  • How does Upscayl work?
    • Upscayl uses AI models to enhance your images by guessing what the details could be. It uses Real-ESRGAN (and more in the future) model to achieve this.

  • Is there a CLI available?

    • The CLI tool is called real-esrgan-ncnn-vulkan and it's available on the Real-ESRGAN repository.

  • Do I need a GPU for this to work?

    • Yes, unfortunately. NCNN Vulkan requires a Vulkan compatible GPU. Upscayl won't work on iGPU or CPU.

  • How can I contribute?

    • You can donate more NCNN compatible models or fix code by submitting PRs :)

  • You are not fully open source!!๐Ÿ˜ก

    • We are, we're using completely free and open source tech. We do ship a binary but that's because not including it would kill the entire purpose of the project. If you want to deal with all those PyTorch, NCNN, and Python errors, you're more than welcome to compile your own binary using the code provided by Real-ESRGAN. The binary is pre-compiled for convenience, if you do not trust it, then you can compile your own since everything is free and open source here :)

Upscayl uses Real-ESRGAN-ncnn-vulkan binaries to upscale images. More models and algorithms will come soon.

Credits โค

Copyright ยฉ 2022 - Upscayl
By Nayam Amarshe and TGS963
Made with ๐Ÿ–ฑ & โŒจ

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