In recent years, Photoshop has been based on the artificial intelligence to provide many features that make photo editing easy. However, the most recent novelty presented by Adobe takes the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level.
And it is very fast users will be able to recover their old photos, even if they are damagedwith just a few clicks while the app takes care of the rest.
The aforementioned tool is a “simple” filter that works thanks to a neural network. When applied to an old photo, It automatically removes virtually all damage caused by the passage of time. From a slight scratch to the tearing of the paper.
However, it will also apply certain enhancements to the image, such as noise reduction and color correction. After this process, the photos will be completely restored. Although the final result can also be obtained with a long manual edition, this filter works in seconds.
Right now, yeah is in beta for a limited number of people, but Adobe hopes to roll it out to all users soon. In the following video you can see in detail how the neural filter works; first with a photo of a woman, then a photo of a child:
This filter can be customized to suit the user
Many readers are probably wondering: is it possible to modify the filter settings to get a custom restore? Fortunately, Yes.
In an interview with Creative Bloq, an Adobe representative confirmed that users can turn different filtering options on and off based on their needs. For example, you can remove scratches and noise, but keep the original color.
Now from Adobe they mention that although the filter worked very well, restoration could be improved with other Photoshop tools.
“Using the filter in combination with Photoshop’s existing capabilities, rather than a one-click solution, is the best way to get the best of both worlds in terms of automation and manual control. We also suggest trying it out with lots of different images to understand when it’s the right solution for a given situation.” mention adobe in the official statement.
Adobe Sensei, the key to making the new Photoshop filter possible
Although the use of this tool is very simple for the user, the process behind it is really complicated. adobe has sensei, a platform of machine learning and artificial intelligence which automates various image editing processes and thus saves a lot of time. It has been possible to see unleash its potential not only in Photoshop but also in Premiere Y light room.
“Sensei digs deeper into data, enhances creative expression, speeds up tasks and workflows, and facilitates real-time decision making,” explains Adobe.
Apparently, Sensei trains by analyzing millions of images according to the final goal. In the case of the Photoshop filter, it is about restoring an old photo, although there are many other tasks that the application has performed.
Adobe’s About Face, the tool that helps identify photos that were manipulated
Adobe has a very interesting option with which it is possible to distinguish faces that have been modified through the use of technology.
Its operation is based on the photo analysis from a algorithm developed by the company and by the University of Berkeley. This tool can detect those images that have been altered with the functions of Photoshop.
The objective of the platform will be to know what are the filters that have been applied in the image to later know specifically what type of modifications were made on her.
Its effectiveness is relevant, since when asked to human volunteers that detected a sample of edited faces, only correct answers in a 53% of the times On the other hand, the algorithm was 99% effective of the occasions.