The remarkable technology for animating photos was licensed by MyHeritage from D-ID, a company specializing in video reenactment using deep learning. MyHeritage integrated this technology to animate the faces in historical photos and create high-quality, realistic video footage. The Deep Nostalgia™ feature uses several drivers prepared by MyHeritage. Each driver is a video consisting of a fixed sequence of movements and gestures. Deep Nostalgia™ can very accurately apply the drivers to a face in your still photo, creating a short video that you can share with your friends and family. The driver guides the movements in the animation so you can see your ancestors smile, blink, and turn their heads. This really brings your photos to life!
Animating one face in a photo typically takes between 10 to 20 seconds, depending on the length of the driver video. Videos that consist of a longer sequence of gestures take longer to create. Once complete, you’ll be able to watch the output video, save it, or share it. If you wish to animate multiple faces in a single photo, you’ll need to animate each one individually.