They released another couple of pictures of Pluto & Charon today. Once more they were so tiny or blurry, I had to extensively enhance them to get any detail. Originally I developed the enhancement software to enhance freeze-frames off old VHS tapes or digital copies of them, like people's old wedding or family videos, or rare & out of print old TV video.
Later it found it's use enhancing all those blurry, small, or faint astronomy & probe images. It also helps tremendously where stuff was airbrushed out of the image, but a faint bit of the airbrushed out image still bleeds through the airbrushing a little. I continue to upgrade/update & tweak the software with new tricks all the time.
Many of my famous Mars photos of stuff you never saw before wasn't stolen from NASA & ESA's private secret vaults, but I processed what they airbrushed out that still bled through a little, or a smaller blurrier image where the objects weren't airbrushed out because they were barely visible, were overlaid onto the airbrushed spot.
For old wedding & family, or other videos, the software works for enhancing entire full motion videos too. But because the process works frame by frame with some manual intervention to get the most out of them, a video at 24-30 frames per second can be very time consuming & expensive to process good. So I hardly ever process entire videos that way unless somebody pays me. However I have other methods to enhance full motion video that does OK. It's a bit faster & easier to process, but doesn't do as good as working on a single frame manually at a time.
For most of these images, they go through 3-4 stages of processing to get as much detail as possible. It can take 5-30 minutes to process an image this way depending on how poor the quality was of the original. The worse the quality of the original, the longer it takes to make them a little better.
Some say it would just be better to airbrush & paint on the images to make them clearer. But my intentions are to enhance the data that's already there to display them, rather than add something to the image than may not really be there.