Tag: category-/Arts & Entertainment/Visual Art & Design/Photographic & Digital Arts

Luminar 4 uses AI to sharpen photos, replace skies, and clean faces

One year ago, Skylum announced that it was going to bring new AI tools to its popular Mac and PC photography tool Luminar, leveraging machine learning to automate the process of professional-class photo editing. Today, the company has doubled down on AI for its latest major release, Luminar 4, which adds contextually aware tools capable […]

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Adobe Max Sneaks feature AI photography, animation, and audio tools

Whenever an Adobe event offers Sneaks — quick previews of what its researchers are working on — there’s a caveat that the “projects” might not wind up in shipping products. But they often do, and if that happens with the company’s just-revealed collection of intriguing features, Adobe users can look forward to a lot of […]

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Adobe triples down on iPad with Aero, Illustrator, and Photoshop apps

Adobe’s annual developer conference Adobe Max is underway in Los Angeles, and though the company is offering its standard collection of small feature additions to its existing Creative Cloud apps for PCs and Macs, it’s also placing some fairly big bets on new apps for Apple’s iPad tablets. This year, Adobe is launching the AR […]

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Snapchat’s new 3D Paint feature makes it easy to create your own AR snaps from your camera

Snap is introducing a new 3D Paint feature that enables Snapchat users to easily create new augmented reality (AR) snaps directly from their camera. This latest launch represents part of a growing AR investment push from Snap which in the past couple of months alone has included raising $1 billion in debt and launching new […]

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How AI powers the Pixel 4

Google’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL go on sale this week after making their debut at a hardware event in New York last week, and like previous versions of Google’s flagship smartphone, artificial intelligence powers many exclusive new features and improvements. On-device machine learning is a main theme for the latest Made by Google hardware. […]

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Google unveils Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with gesture recognition and dual rear cameras

At an event this morning in New York City, Google took the wraps off of latest additions to its four-year-old Pixel smartphone portfolio: the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. They’re the successors to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, respectively, and there’s little to distinguish them from each other beyond variations in size, […]

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Apple’s Deep Fusion hands-on: AI sharpens photos like HDR fixes colors

Digital photographers coined the term “pixel peepers” years ago to denote — mostly with scorn — people who focused on flaws in the individual dots that create photos rather than the entirety of the images. Zooming in to 100%, it was said, is nothing but a recipe for perpetual disappointment; instead, judge each camera by […]

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Google redesigns Shopping, adds style ideas powered by Lens

The holiday season is around the corner, and Google’s revamping its ecommerce platform in anticipation. This morning, it announced a refreshed Google Shopping portal for desktop and mobile in the U.S., which it characterized as a streamlining of the product discovery experience. Alongside it, the Mountain View company rolled out a new fashion recommendation feature […]

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Vivo’s V17 Pro has a retracting dual selfie camera

Ever wished your smartphone had a dual selfie camera? What about a dual selfie camera that retracted into said phone’s body? If so, Vivo’s newly revealed midrange flagship might fit the bill. The Dongguan, China-based firm this morning took the wraps off of the V17 Pro, a handset sporting what might well be the world’s […]

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Pinterest’s Lens can now recognize 2.5 billion home and fashion objects

In 2017, Pinterest debuted Lens in beta, an online/offline visual search tool that taps AI to identify objects captured from Pins or by a smartphone and suggest related themes and products. Lens went on to launch broadly and contribute substantially to the over 600 million searches performed across Pinterest’s mobile apps and browser extensions, an […]

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The unlimited potential in on-device AI for camera and imaging

Presented by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. One of the primary benefits of AI today, whether you develop AI software, shoot video, or take photos, is that AI can accelerate the process and bring your product to reality quicker. Specifically, for software developers, the AI tools at their disposal for edge devices like smartphones are opening the […]

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FXhome launches HitFilm Express video editing tool with tutorials for creating gameplay videos

FXhome said it made a significant update to its popular HitFilm Express, the free version of the company’s advanced editing, special effects, and compositing tool that has become popular for making game videos. Users have downloaded the free version of the visual effects (VFX) tool 4 million times, and it is popular in video game […]

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Parrot’s Anafi FPV is a drone you fly with a heads-up display

Anafi. Bepop. Disco. Hydrofoil. Paris, France-based Parrot’s drone portfolio runs the gamut from fixed-winged aircraft to lightweight quadcopters, and it’s always expanding. In April, Parrot announced the Anafi Thermal, a $1,900 drone equipped with sensors and software tailor-made for rescuers, architects, and the energy industry that slotted alongside last year’s Anafi, a four-propeller drone with […]

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NeuralCam lets iPhones slowly mimic Google’s Night Sight photo mode

For frequent iPhone camera users, the new low-light photography tool Night Sight was quite possibly the most compelling addition to Google’s Pixel lineup last year; it used machine learning to restore colors and details that would otherwise be lost to tiny phone camera sensors. Now third-party developer Halcyon Products has brought a similar tool to […]

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Snapchat boosts Lens Studio with new Landmarkers, templates, and guides

While the Snapchat mobile app is Snap’s most popular offering, its desktop app Lens Studio lets users easily create augmented reality lenses that can be applied on the go. Today, Lens Studio is adding a collection of new features designed to appeal to a wider range of creators — inexperienced newbies and pro 3D modelers alike […]

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iPhone 11 Pro may feature shatter-resistant body, live video editing, and AMX chip

Apple’s upcoming update to the iPhone XS might not be beautiful, but it’s going to pack more significant internal and external improvements than previously expected, Bloomberg reported this morning. Expected to be called the iPhone 11 Pro, the new model is said to feature shatter-resistant glass and improved waterproofing on the outside, as well as […]

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Snap debuts dual-camera Spectacles 3 glasses to create 3D AR content

Snap’s prior forays into the hardware world haven’t been as notable as its popular social media app Snapchat, but the company is apparently committed to seeing how far its Spectacles wearables can go with users. To that end, it today revealed Spectacles 3, glasses with dual cameras built in to capture 3D depth, which it […]

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Fyusion unveils 3D imaging tech for marketers to show off photorealistic product views

Fyusion , a computer vision and machine learning company, has unveiled a new 3D imaging technology for digital marketers with the aim of giving them new ways to show off photorealistic views of complex real-world scenes and products. The copmany plans to show the new 3D imaging software at next week’s ACM Siggraph conference in […]

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Intel’s RealSense SR305 camera is designed for low-cost depth tracking

Intel’s RealSense Technology, a suite of solutions designed to imbue machines with depth perception and object tracking capabilities, welcomed a new member to the family this afternoon. In a blog post, the Santa Clara chipmaker took the wraps off of the Depth Camera SR305, a standalone short-range coded light camera with a “streamlined” form factor […]

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AI photography platform Meero raises $230 million to become France’s newest unicorn

Paris-based Meero said today it has raised $230 million in venture capital for its AI-driven photography platform, pushing the company past a valuation of $1 billion. Founded in 2016, Meero wants to reinvent the market for professional photography by using artificial intelligence to process large batches of images for businesses like ecommerce or travel. Its […]

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Apple’s iMovie for iOS adds green screen editing and 80 soundtracks

Apple’s consumer-level video editing application iMovie has continued to improve on iOS since its initial release in 2010, though major new feature additions have only been intermittent in recent years. Newly released version 2.2.7 is noteworthy, though, because it brings a valuable new feature — a green screen effect — to the app, along with […]

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Polarr’s 24FPS video editing app for iOS uses AI to recommend ‘cinematic’ filters

Making movies like the pros doesn’t require a pricey camera rig or a tricked-out editing suite  — at least, that’s Polarr’s pitch. The San Jose, California-based startup, which was founded by Google veterans Borui Wang and Derek Yan and which recently attracted $11.5 million in venture capital backing, today announced 24FPS, an editing app for […]

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Oppo and Xiaomi tease ‘under-display’ selfie cameras with no notches or punch-holes

Xiaomi and Oppo have today given a glimpse into what smartphone selfie cameras may look like in the not-too-distant future. Over the past few years, we’ve seen phone makers iterate with the front-facing shooter layout, as they look to minimize the bezel and maximize screen real estate. This has led to so-called “notched” phones that […]

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