The Future of Selfies Is Here
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American software company "Adobe Systems" created an application for smartphones that uses artificial intelligence to embellish significantly the selfies.
The company’s Sensei branch, which focuses on AI and machine learning, has released a short video that shows how to use the new application, with a number of advanced editing tools. The video shows a user taking a bad-looking selfie and than improves it by using tools that apply artificial depth, tweak the perspective so it’s blurry. The application offers a possibility to steal aesthetics from other portraits of other users.
“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?” was written in the video’s description.
In addition to numerous effects and filters, the application has the liquefy after which the picture appears as it is taken from a different and better angle.
Another feature is that it can easily mimic the lighting and effects used in another photos, and that way changes the appearance of the user’s face.
“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 developers explained.
Researchers from the "Adobe Systems" and the University "Kornel" named the application the application Deep Photo Style Transfer, though there is not yet a formally proposed name.
A combination of the appropriate effects that the application offers, allowes all the users of smartphones to turn the selfies they didn’t really like into attractive self-portraits.