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Waifu2x GUI

Waifu2x GUI

Upscales anime-styled images, gifs, and videos with waifu2x.

Waifu2x GUI

This is a GUI app that can upscale anime-styled images, gifs, and videos using waifu2x. It aims to be simple to use, but you can access more advanced settings in the top bar.

Note: Upscaling videos and gifs will take a very long time without a high-end graphics card!


  • Upscale and/or denoise images (png, jpg, webp, etc.)
  • Upscale and/or denoise animated images (gif, animated webp)
  • Upscale and/or denoise videos (mp4, webm, ogv, etc.)
  • Apply effects such as speed or reverse (animated images/videos)
  • Customize settings (noise, scale, mode, framerate, etc.)
  • Upscale multiple images (or multiple frames of an animated image/video) concurrently

Warning: Upscaling too many images in parallel can cause your computer to freeze if it runs out of CPU/memory.


To install, just download the latest exe installer from the releases tab. You may get a warning message that says "running this app can harm your PC", but don't worry because it's safe. Updates can be installed automatically.

Note: If you install it under C:/Program Files you might need to run it as administrator.

Bugs and Requests

Open an issue on my GitHub repository. I appreciate any requests, but I can't guarantee that I will fulfill all of them.



Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab