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waifu2x converter ncnn version binded in Python, runs fast on intel / amd / nvidia GPU with vulkan

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Introduction

waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan is nihui's ncnn implementation of waifu2x converter. Runs fast on Intel / AMD / Nvidia with Vulkan API.

This project is a Python wrapper of nihui's project.

waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan-python wraps waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan project by SWIG to make it easier to integrate waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan with existing python projects.

This project only wrapped the original Waifu2x class. As a result, functions other than the core upscaling and denoising such as multi-thread loading and saving are not available. Of course, the auto tilesize and prepadding settings are implements, so don't worry about them.

Download

linux x64, Windows x64 and MacOS x64 releases are available now. For other platforms, you may compile it on your own. The reason why MacOS ARM64 build is not available is that it needs ARM Python Dev Libs which I have no ideas on how to get it on Github's MacOS x64 VM. Moreover, I don't have a Mac. For Linux distro with GLIBC < 2.29 (like Ubuntu 18.04), ubuntu-1804 pre-built should be used.

Build

First, you have to install python, python development package (Python native development libs in Visual Studio), vulkan SDK and SWIG on your platform. And then:

Linux

  1. install dependencies: cmake, vulkan sdk, swig and python-dev

Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian-like Distros

apt-get install cmake libvulkan-dev swig python3-dev

Arch Distros

pacman -S base-devel cmake vulkan-headers vulkan-icd-loader swig python
  1. Build with CMake
git clone https://github.com/ArchieMeng/waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan-python.git
cd waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan-python
git submodule update --init --recursive
cd src
cmake -B build .
cd build
make

Windows

I used Visual Studio 2019 and msvc v142 to build this project for Windows.

Install visual studio and open the project directory, and build. Job done.

The only problem on Windows is that, you cannot use CMake for Windows to generate the Visual Studio solution file and build it. This will make the lib crash on loading.

The only way is use Visual Studio to open the project as directory, and build it from Visual Studio.

  1. install dependencies: cmake, vulkan sdk, swig and python-dev
  1. cmake the project. Either reference the linux build method or just do it on Visual Studio.

Mac OS X

  1. install dependencies: cmake, vulkan sdk, swig and python-dev
brew install swig
  • I guess python dev is out-of-box in Mac. If not, google it.
  1. Build with CMake
  • You can pass -DUSE_STATIC_MOLTENVK=ON option to avoid linking the vulkan loader library on MacOS
git clone https://github.com/ArchieMeng/waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan-python.git
cd waifu2x-ncnn-vulkan-python
git submodule update --init --recursive
cd src
cmake -B build .
cd build
make

Usages

Example program

from PIL import Image
from waifu2x_ncnn_vulkan import Waifu2x

im = Image.open("0.jpg")
w2x_obj = Waifu2x(gpuid=0)
out_im = w2x_obj.process(im)
out_im.save("1.png")

Docs

Known issues

Original waifu2x Project

Other Open-Source Code Used

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waifu2x converter ncnn version binded in Python, runs fast on intel / amd / nvidia GPU with vulkan

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