ESRGAN Single Image Super Resolution Matlab port

version 1.0.0 (13.1 MB) by manoreken
ESRGAN upscales any color image by 2x using deep learning. Input pristine (not blurred) image to ESRGAN, it infers 2x scaled image.


Updated 4 May 2022

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ESRGAN Single Image Super Resolution Matlab port version 1.0.0.
■ Prerequisites ■
Matlab 2022a
Image Processing toolbox
Statistics and Machine Learning toolbox
Deep Learning Toolbox
Parallel Computing Toolbox
■ How to Test ■
Run ESRGAN_Test.m which calls ESRGAN_2xSuperResolution.m
Trained net is loaded on the line 5 of ESRGAN_2xSuperResolution.m
■ How to Perform ESRGAN Super-Resolution to your image file ■
Input image MyPicture.jpg should be pristine (not blurred) image. SRGAN neural net will upscale the image by 2x.
img = imread("MyPicture.jpg"); % 1024x768 input image
imgSR = ESRGAN_2xSuperResolution(img);
imwrite(imgSR, "MyPicture_2x_SRGAN_MSE.png"); % 2048x1536 image is outputted
■ How to Train the network ■
Download Flickr2K dataset and place all png files on Flickr2K/Flickr2K_HR.
Run createTrainingSetAll_Flickr2K.m to create Flickr2K_RGB_MatlabF2 folder that contains converted mat files.
Run ESRGAN_Train.m to train and create trained model file.
Specify your trained model file on ESRGAN_2xSuperResolution.m to perform super resolution.
■ Difference from the original ESRGAN ■
1. Training low-resolution input image size is 112x112.
2. Flickr2K dataset is used to train the model.
3. Only 2x super resolution is implemented.
4. VGG19_54 loss, MSE loss, and GAN loss weighting ratio for Generator training is different.
5. MSE loss instead of MAE loss.
■ My training result becomes complete white image. How to fix it ■
・Reduce the learning rate.
・Run ESRGAN_Train.m and watch values of lossGenMSE, lossGenFromDisc, lossGenVGG54 on Command Window.
If one value is significantly larger than other two, decrease it.
■ How to get more crisp image ■
Decrease lossGenMSE contribution of ESRGAN_Train.m:399 to get more crisp image. But artifact increases.
■ Changelog ■
Version 1.0.0
・Initial release.
■ References ■
Xintao Wang, et al. ESRGAN: Enhanced super-resolution generative adversarial networks. In ECCVW, 2018.
Ledig, C., Theis, L., Husz ́ar, F., Caballero, J., Cunningham, A., Acosta, A., Aitken,A., Tejani, A., Totz, J., Wang, Z., et al.: Photo-realistic single image super-resolution using a generative adversarial network. In: CVPR (2017)
Single Image Super-Resolution Using Deep Learning
(VDSR is implemented using Matlab Deep Learning Toolbox)
Train Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) using Matlab
Monitor GAN Training Progress and Identify Common Failure Modes
VGG-19 convolutional neural network (Matlab)

Cite As

manoreken (2022). ESRGAN Single Image Super Resolution Matlab port (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2022a
Compatible with R2021b to R2022a
Platform Compatibility
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