Adobe's Research Team Demos Tech That Could Transform Selfie Photography

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Adobe today shared a video from its Adobe Research team, demonstrating what future selfies could look like using artificial intelligence and deep learning technology.

Using its Adobe Sensei technology, Adobe demonstrates tweaking a selfie photo with perspective effect editing, automatic masking, and photo style transfer technology.


The end result is a standard selfie that's been edited to look like it was taken at a longer focal length, with a depth of field effect added for a much more flattering image. It also demonstrates the quick copy and paste of image styles from one photo to another.

The Adobe Research team has been exploring what the future may hold for selfie photography powered by Adobe Sensei. Great portrait photography requires the right perspective, equipment, and editing expertise.

But what happens when we tap into the power of artificial intelligence and deep learning to transform bad portrait shots into good ones - all on a smartphone? By combining perspective effect editing, automatic, software-only photo masking, and photo style transfer technology, we're able to transform a typical selfie into a flattering portrait with a pleasing depth-of-field effect that can also replicate the style of another portrait photo.

The technology shown off in the video isn't available to consumers as of yet, but Adobe says it's a "peek into the future potential of mobile portrait photography."

Adobe's Research Team has shown off additional up-and-coming technologies in the past, giving us a behind the scenes look at some of the things Adobe's working on. Past videos have showcased a voice-based AI for image editing, digital face painting, and an interactive sculpting tool for Photoshop.

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47 months ago
How about an app that makes people stop thinking about themselves all the time?
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47 months ago
The world is so desperately in need of enhanced selfie technology. Making the world a better place. Thank you Adobe.
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47 months ago
What about making the iPhone block any attempt to shoot videos in portrait mode? :)
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47 months ago
Impressive...
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47 months ago

The world is so desperately in need of enhanced selfie technology. Making the world a better place. Thank you Adobe.

Why not ? I mean this is what Adobe does. This is their business. Good grief.
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47 months ago
The only thing I want is an app that says "It looks like you're taking a selfie. Please don't."

The only thing worse than seflies are selfies taken in a mirror where the person is looking down at their own phone, usually by a girl trying to show what a rockin' bod she has.
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