If there is one company that we can look out when coming to Photography related apps or technologies, Adobe Systems is the one. With always being one step forward in this area, Adobe is not stopping anymore. It is developing a new app that has something to do with AI to bring out some revolutionary features.
Photo retouching is a process that can be done only be experts and the difficulty varies on the extent of retouch to be done. But what if a beginner wanted to retouch a photo he likes? This may be challenging for them. To make things easier, a lot of apps are under development that can offer photo editing features even for the amateurs.
Deep Photo Style Transfer
As mentioned above, Photo retouching is a challenging task for creators. But with the introduction of filters that are instant and available in multiple options, life became so much easier for photo editors and non-experts. But filters are not customizable and do not allow photo retouching to be done to the fullest.
While Prisma improved this a little bit with its art-like filters, they are no-brainers. But, the new experimental app Adobe is experimenting on is dynamic and can unleash your inner creativity. Named as Deep Photo Style Transfer, It allows style swap between two images.
The working is pretty simple – You just have to select the image you are looking to change and the image that contains the style you want to emulate and the result is style swap. Even though the process is simple, the creations depend on the images you select. This is because photos of the same type go well together. It will not be satisfactory if a landscape scenery is swapped with a human portrait. It all depends on the synergy between the photos.
The app is built on Neural Style Swap technology. According to the researchers, for example, it can detect which one is land and which one is sky and thus spills one on the other. It is a deep learning system that will develop itself based on the usage.
The accuracy of the style swap is hitting a maximum of 80 percent and researchers believe that the number will go up after multiple iterations. Even though it is not yet confirmed by Adobe, that it will be rolled out in photoshop, it is not likely to be released for some more time.
But for enthusiasts who cannot wait for it to roll out officially, you can download the necessary files from GitHub and try it right now. But the catch in this is that you have to have Linux on your system.
With Google's similar app a few months back and now Adobe's Deep Photo Transfer Style using AI for enhanced features, it is safe to say that photography and editing will witness new technologies like never before.