21 February 2019
Adobe has introduced Photoshop camera app powered by AI to give the power of professional-level editing even to those who don’t know much about photography skills. The Photoshop Camera app automatically makes adjustments in the viewfinder based on the technical content of the photo like tonality, scene type, and dynamic range and brings out an interesting edit as a result. Or, what Adobe defines in its blog post, “Photoshop Camera is a new, AI-powered mobile camera app that brings incredible Photoshop magic directly to the point of capture.”
This doesn’t mean that the app offers no manual settings. There are options available to try out and edit your picture your way. With the help of some manual settings, users can adjust details like shadows, highlights, and exposure. But the AI feature which is the main essence of the app adjusts the things for you, adding a professional touch that not everyone knows.
The Camera app uses Adobe’s Artificial Intelligence platform called Sensei that recognizes subjects in photos. It recognizes portraits, landscapes, selfies, or food photos and suggests image filters to apply. You can use filters in real-time or apply them to images taken from the camera roll. The app currently features filters from select artists only and at launch, it will feature a curated selection of lenses created by artists and influencers.
Adobe says it will also be taking sign-ups for artists to create custom lenses for it. While introducing the new Camera app, Abhay Paranis, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer addressed that smartphone cameras from companies have pushed the limits on hardware but the software section can still be improved. The goal is to add more software magic to the photos you capture.
The Adobe Photoshop Camera app is now available as a preview for iOS and Android devices and targeted for general availability in 2020.
You can sign up for the early access of the app from the link provided below. But currently, the company has a finite number of invitations only to join the limited preview. Adobe will send you an email if your access request gets accepted.