ExtremeTech wrote:Two researchers -- Johannes Kopf from Microsoft, and Dani Lischinski from The Hebrew University -- have successfully created an algorithm that depixelizes and upscales low-resolution 8-bit "pixel art" into lush vector graphics. The algorithm identifies pixel-level details to accurately shade the new image -- but more importantly, the algorithm can create smooth, curved contour lines from only-connected-on-the-diagonal single pixels. Look at the Super Mario World dolphin below, and compare it to the original source sprite below that: the results speak for themselves.
Read more: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2 ... 811,00.asp
Link to the research paper (the link is broken in the above article):
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/ ... index.html