Top 10 Anime Image Enlargers Review 2020

As is known to all, it is easier to process an anime than a real portrait. Some image enlargers may fail to enlarge a human portrait without losing quality but produce good-quality results in anime images. Given that only a small portion of image enlargers is only focusing on anime images, this article will also introduce some image enlargers that can both process anime images and regular pictures. But the output quality of anime images is still the key gauge.

Given that there are many online image enlargers that can do really well, this article will focus on online image enlargers and test their performance of resizing anime images. For desktop software, you can go to Image Upscaler Review to have a look.

1. Waifu2x

Price: Free

Waifu2x is an anime AI image enlarger powered by deep convolutional neural networks. It is easy to use. Upload or enter a URL. Choose noise reduction and upscaling for your output. Then click “Download” to save it to your device.

The good point is that the output quality is exactly the same as the original one. There is no blurriness or pixelization. In this regard, it is quite convenient and helpful when it comes to anime image upscaling. But it is not that perfect because you have to click “convert” for a preview of the result. By the way, it only supports png format for your output.

ai anime

Limits:

File size: 5MB; Noise Reduction: 3000 x 3000px; Upscaling: 1500 x 1500px

Pros:

Good-quality output

Easy to use

Totally free

Cons:

Not support multi-processing

Have to Click “convert” to see the result

 

2. Waifu2x Image Resizer

Price: Free

Compared to another Waifu2x website, this one offers fewer options for noise reduction and scale. It only supports scale-up to 2x. Easy to use and beautifully-designed interface. Enter a URL or choose a file to upload. Then check the Noise Reduction and Scale off and click Waifu2x. While your file is finished, it will display the output. You can choose to download in JPG or PNG. But the downside is that you have to right-click and choose “save as” to save it to your device after you choose a format. But the file it produces is in good quality, as clear as the original one.

anime AI image enlarger

Limits:

File size: 8MB; Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 3840px;

Pros:

High-quality output

Easy to use

Free of charge

Cons:

Only support single file processing

Only 2x scale-up is available

 

3. Bigjpg

Price: Free & Paid (basic: $6/2 months, Standard: $12/6months, Premium $22/year)

Bigjpg applies the Deep Convolutional Neural Networks as Waifu2x. Therefore, it also does a great job of enlarging anime images without losing quality, as well as reducing noise and serration. 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x are possible here.

Upload a file and check Noise Reduction and scale off for the output. After a matter of seconds, you can click “DOWNLOAD” to save it to your device. But there is no preview for the result, which makes it imperfect.

If you want to turn your selfie to anime, you can switch to Selfie to Anime 2020 to find out more tools.

cute anime girl

Limits:

File size: 10MB; Resolution: 3000 x 3000px;

Pros:

Easy to use

Support API

Batch processing is allowed with a subscription

Cons:

No preview

 

4. ImgLarger

Price: Free & Paid (Premium $14.99/month, Pro $39.99/month)

Based on machine learning technology and GPU of the new generation, ImgLarger is supposed to resize the uploaded images without losing quality. It doesn’t perform really well in upscaling regular images, like human portraits. However, it performs really well in resizing anime images without losing any quality.

If you don’t need to resize large files, the free version can meet your requirements.

image upscaling

Limits:

FREE: File size: 5M; Maximum Resolution 1200 x 1200px;

Paid: File size: 10M; Maximum Resolution 2000 x 2000px;

Pros:

Intuitive interface

Able to choose 2x/ 4x/ 8x scale up

Batch processing is possible in a paid version

Cons:

Right-click to save

 

5. PhotoEnlarger

Price: Free

PhotoEnlarger provides more features than most of its competitors. One of its most important features is the four different enlargements. After you select the enlargement factor based on your willingness, you’ll get 4 results that have been processed by 4 different enlargement algorithms. For each one, you can zoom in to check the details and click the download icon to save to your device. Moreover, you can even crop the image as you like.

You can choose either to save it in JPG or PNG. Custom settings for scale, width, and height.

anime image enlarger

Limits:

Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080px;

Pros:

Four different results available

Easy to use

Free of charge

Provide custom settings for scale, width, and height

Support PNG and JPG for the output

Cons:

No batch

 

6. ImageResizer

Price: Free

This Image Enlarger can also produce a good result when it comes to anime images resizing. After you upload an image or enter a URL, you can choose how much you want this program to scale up your images, either by percentage or by dimensions. After it finishes, it will display the result for you with the details of it, such as the new size pixels.

You can even choose to compress the generated images or convert them to PNG or PDF. A big surprise is that this free image enlarger supports bulk resizing.

image resizer

Limits:

Not specified

Pros:

Offer custom settings

Easy to use

Bulk resizing

Allow exporting in PNG or PDF

 

7. ImageEnlarger

Price: Free

ImageEnlarger also performs really well in resizing anime images. Still custom settings for the enlargement factor. After it completes, you’ll get 6 results that apply different filters, including Lanczos3, Mitchell, Bicubic, Triangle, Bell, and Bspline. It also specifies the file size, format, and pixels for each result.

image enlarger

Limits:

File size: 5MB; Max Resolution: 4100 x 4100;

Pros:

Offer custom settings

Allow exporting in PNG or JPG

Cons:

The interface is not very user-friendly

No bulk resizing

 

8. ResizeFile

Price: Free

This Image Enlarger is totally free and made to enlarge your image to exact dimensions. It allows you to input the target file size as you like or following the aspect ratio. Scaling up by percentage is also possible. You can choose to directly save the output in JPG or convert it to PDF.

resize anime image

Limits:

Maximum output image dimensions: 3000 x 3000px;

Pros:

Enlarge images to exact dimensions

Easy to use

Allow exporting in PNG or PDF

Cons:

No bulk resizing

No preview

 

9. Imgonline

Price: Free

First of all, the interface of Imgonline is not quite good. You have to scroll down to find the area to upload an image. You can choose an interpolation algorithm for the output before it processes, including DCCI, Mitchell, Quadratic, Lanczos, and Cubic.

The good point is that it gives options for you to preview the result or download it directly. But when you click “Open processed image”, the loading of the whole image takes much time. It also specifies the processing time.

resize anime image online

Limits:

Maximum possible output size, up to 100Mpx;

Pros:

Able to choose the interpolation algorithm

Allow exporting in PNG or JPG

Cons:

No custom settings for the output dimensions

No bulk resizing

It takes much time to open processed images

 

10. Free Image Resizer

Price: Free

This online program is a little bit difficult to use since you have to operate in a small area and move the scrollbar very often. The real-time manipulation area takes up much space and makes the operation even more difficult.

Sometimes you may fail to save the output to your device after click the “Download” button.

free image enlarger

Limits:

Not specified

Pros:

Offer custom settings

Can’t choose the output format

Cons:

Not easy to use

No bulk resizing

 

4K Anime

There are too many products that can enlarge anime images with quite good quality. Then you may wonder is it possible to upscale anime to 4k in real-time so that we can enjoy anime with better quality? The answer is definitely yes.

Anime4k is a state-of-art, open-source and high-quality real-time anime upscaling algorithm that can be implemented in any programming language. However, this algorithm is far from perfect due to many unsolved issues, such as a few true high-resolution anime. The relevant researchers are working to improve its performance in 4K resolution anime.

 

Summary

Most of the online image enlargers mentioned in this article do not support batch processing or choose the format for the output in a free plan. If you don’t need some advanced features, any of the products listed in this article would do really well in just resizing anime images without losing quality, such as Waifu2x, Bigjpg, and ImgLarger. But if you want to process multiple files at the same time, or need some other advanced features, a paid plan is more suitable. Click AI Image Enlargers Review to find out more image enlargers that are not only for anime images.

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