Selfies can be a nuisance. You get the right angle but not the right light, the right light but not the right hue and the list goes on. Typical editing apps and filters don’t help much either, making people look fake for the most part. What is worse is, nowadays, when asked for a realistic photo of themselves, most people come up with selfies – the majority being highly unprofessional for official usage.
THIS is precisely the problem the Adobe seems to be aiming to solve with Sensei – a new image editing app that they claim will make even the worst selfies look like they were clicked professionally. Their video displays a handful of things the app can do:
Sensei can change a selfie’s composition to look like it was shot using a professional lens, including changing the distance and angle from the camera to mimic conventional portrait photographs, using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Moreover, one can also replicate colour schemes and angles from a different selfie they like onto their photos and edit their backgrounds almost as well as Photoshop.
Adobe however, has not announced anything in the way of how and when they will be launching the program, whether it will be a standalone image editing app or incorporated into existing software like Lightroom.
Regardless, if Adobe can come up with the app they’ve demonstrated for the masses, it would not only be a big step up from existing mobile photo editing options, but this would also mean that, further off into the future, professional photographers, especially passport photo studios (extremely prevalent in the country) will probably be taking a big hit from developments like these.