23 July 2020
UPDATE (June 11th, 2020):
After months of beta testing through a preview version, the Adobe Photoshop Camera application is finally available as a stable version. It is essentially a third-party camera app but with extra benefits of some of the Photoshop capabilities. It is powered by Sensei, an AI platform by Adobe, which is capable of identifying photos and suggesting the best filter accordingly. It can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store.
UPDATE (December 6th, 2019):
Adobe has now made the Photoshop Camera available for preview members. The app lets you capture shots and choose from lenses/filters to enhance your photos. There are numerous filters to choose from with Adobe promising new ones to be added each week. It means regardless of what you are looking for, you are likely to find a filter for that.
It is worth mentioning that the app is yet to get released on the Play Store but an APK for the same is available for download. The app is said to be compatible with any device running at least Android 9.0 Pie but to check the exact compatibility, you will have to install it for yourself.
Original (November 6th, 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.