Super Resolution using Deep Convolutional Neural Network using theano
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Super Resolution using Deep Convolutional Neural Network(SRCNN) using theano


theanonSR upscales photo image to x2 size.

Original image


Upscaled image using python OpenCV library


Upscaled image using theanonSR



It is developed on python using theano library.

This project is to understand/study how deep convolutional neural network works to learn super resolution of the image.

[TODO] Currently GPU support is not implemented yet.


Originally, I was inspired this project from waifu2x project, which uses Torch7 to implement SRCNN.

SRCNN, super resolution using deep convolutional neural network, is introduced in this paper.

It is the popular project for image super resolution for Anime-Style art. It also has a good performance.

Machine learning library which can be written in python. It also provides nice Deep Learning Tutorials to study how to implement deep neural network.

How to use

Basic usage

Just specify image file path which you want to upscale.

Ex. Upscaling input.jpg

python code/ input.jpg

Specify output file name and path

Ex. Upscaling /path/to/input.jpg to /path/to/output.jpg

python code/ /path/to/input.jpg /path/to/output.jpg

Specify model to use:

You can specify directory name in the /model directory, as the model.

Ex. use model 32x3x3_32x3x3_32x3x3_1x3x3,

python code/ -m 32x3x3_32x3x3_32x3x3_1x3x3 input.jpg


You can construct your own convolutional neural network, and train it easily!

1. Data preparation

Put training images[1] inside data/training_images directory. (I used 2000 photo images during the training.)

[1]: Currently, image must be more than or equal to the size 232 x 232.

2. Construct your model (convolutional neural network)

Open code/tools/, and modify this code to construct your own model. Then execute it.

python code/tools/

It will generate train.json file for your own model at model/your_model directory.

3. Training the model

Once prepared your own model to be trained, you can train your model by

python code/ -m your_own_model refers model/your_own_model/train.json to construct CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) for training.

Contribution is welcome

The performance of SR for this project is not matured. You are welcome to improve & contribute this project. If you could get any model which performs better performance, feel free to send me a pull request!