Adobe Research leverages the power of Sensei to transform selfies into professional-looking portraits


posted Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST


Last autumn, Adobe announced Sensei, which is a framework of intelligent services designed to enhance digital experiences. One of the intelligent services that has emerged from Sensei is face aware editing.

The Adobe Research team is exploring what Adobe Sensei and face awareness might mean for the future of selfies. Adobe says “great portrait photography requires the right perspective, equipment, and editing expertise. But what happens when we tap into the power of artificial intelligence and deep learning to transform bad portrait shots into good ones – all on a smartphone?” Check it out in the video below.

While it’s interesting to be able to transform selfies, it’s not difficult to imagine some of this technology being useful to photographers capturing portraits with dedicated equipment. What if you only have access to a 50mm prime lens, but would like a portrait to have the look of one captured with something longer, say a 135mm portrait prime lens? As always, Adobe’s research team is up to cool developments and it’ll be interesting to see how many of the features in the video above make it into the hands of consumers in the near future.