AI Picture Restorer

Restore and repair pictures with AI. Hotpot builds on the latest research to automatically remove scratches, sharpen colors, and enhance faces, transforming damaged photos into cherished memories. Our free service repairs both color photos and black & white ones.

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Has Scratch?

Required credits
Available credits

API Access

Add this service to your app, website, or workflow with the Hotpot API.

Self-hosted solutions are available upon request.

Pricing & Licensing

Buy credits for commercial use.

Free images are limited by the CC BY-NC license.

For legal purposes, we store cryptographic hashes of generated graphics -- but not the graphics themselves. This allows us to identify graphics created with Hotpot.


Upload an image.

Enable "Has Scratches" to explicitly remove scratches. Note: the model may perform better with this option disabled, especially for pictures without scratches.

Try our AI Picture Colorizer for black & white photos.

Try our AI Image Upscaler to increase image resolution.

For convenience, you can also restore pictures from Twitter:


This Hotpot AI service restores pictures by automatically performing scratch removal, face enhancement, and color sharpening. What used to require trained professionals hours can now be accomplished in seconds.

The service repairs both color and black & white photographs.

While this service automates photo restoration, it cannot replace experts for demanding restoration jobs. It is designed to help consumers with lightweight requirements while helping professionals save time on difficult restoration requests.

For this service, pictures are not saved without user permission. For storage costs and user privacy, we only retain images for as long as necessary to run our machine learning models, and do not store photos beyond this.

Note: the maximum image resolution we support is 1280x1280, but our new model supports larger images and is launching soon. Please contact us to try this newer model.

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