PrettyCity

AI that replaces cranes in cityscapes

The way the application works on the surface is quite straightforward. Then the algorithm looks for cranes and detects every single pixel of the object. Finally, another algorithm – similar to the ones used in photo editors like Photoshop – replaces those pixels with new ones. Eventually the user gets a beautiful picture without unwanted cranes.

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Sahil@schoujar · CTO, Ode to Joy
Tried a few times... didn't do anything... after the fun "loading" messages... it just goes back to "upload picture"... will try again when it works though!
Olek Cieślak@olek_cieslak · MicroscopeIT
@schoujar it should be fully functional now
Ric SzopaMaker@szopa · CTO at MicroscopeIT
@schoujar @olek_cieslak Yeah, we had a bit of a scaling hiccup, sorry about it :)
Dan Dan@tostartafire · Web Dev.
It's crazy that this is a real need. But since I live in a big city with cranes everywhere I thought I would try it. I tried this image , but it failed to find a crane. I guess the image quality is not good enough but I thought the crane was pretty visible. To be fair I tried using other images where the crane was up close and it did a pretty good job at removing it and matching the background.
Ric SzopaMaker@szopa · CTO at MicroscopeIT
@tostartafire I am afraid your crane is too small for the network to see it (especially that we have to downscale the image before we passing it to the network).
Marcin Bodych@emaerthin · MicroscopeIT
@tostartafire In terms of problems with small cranes I recommend to cut the interesting part of the picture (the part which contains cranes) and pass just it to the prettycitty app engine - please check result on the cropped image: https://imgur.com/FnKtuAl
AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Any plans to train the algos to detect and replace other objects in photos? @ishoottheworld @hello_roman @szopa
Ric SzopaMaker@szopa · CTO at MicroscopeIT
@ishoottheworld @hello_roman @abadesi Yes, we are thinking about it. What sort of other objects would you like to remove from your photos?
AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
@ishoottheworld @hello_roman @szopa It would be cool to take the grey clouds out of gloomy British skies, replace with nice blue skies ☀️
Ric SzopaMaker@szopa · CTO at MicroscopeIT
@ishoottheworld @hello_roman @abadesi haha, I like the idea :) Even if it's slightly more involved than what I had in mind – removing clouds would be easy, but you also have to remove the gloom :) Objects we were considering to remove next are people and pigeons.
Erik Richter@erikjrichter
Awesome app and idea!! How do you download the modified picture?? Right now, all I can see is a compressed image.