Adobe announces Sensei-powered Photoshop Camera app for iOS and Android
At the Adobe MAX 2019 event, Adobe introduced a new camera app for iOS and Android devices called Photoshop Camera. The new app leverages Adobe's AI platform, Sensei, to recognize objects in the viewfinder and automatically suggests the best suited image filters and camera settings.
Adobe is pitching Photoshop Camera as a Sensei-first app to simply photo composition directly from the viewfinder. Photoshop Camera will be able to recognize the scene's dynamic range, tonality, and type, and suggest appropriate filters to further enhance the scene or add cool creative effects. It also allows post-capture adjustment of shadows, highlights, exposure, etc.
The company is inviting Photoshop artists to create unique filters and lenses for the app. Music star Billie Eilish is already onboard and Adobe will be including limited-edition lenses inspired by her songs and music videos. Photoshop Camera will not be replacing the default camera app or other Adobe mobile apps such as Lightroom. Instead, it aims to complement existing offerings by offering neat features such as auto-masking and adding bokeh effects.
With Photoshop Camera, we could finally have an app that can harness the AI capabilities of modern smartphones more effectively compared to inbox camera apps. All the AI happens locally on the device so user privacy is respected. Along with this, Adobe is also cognizant of the use of AI to alter reality and will be introducing tools that use machine learning to detect whether a photo has been manipulated or not.
Interested users can sign up here to try out a limited preview of the Photoshop Camera app. Official rollout is expected sometime in early 2020.