Adobe's Generative Image Manipulation Makes Photo-Realistic Edits

By: Joey Haar - Sep 26, 2016
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Adobe Photoshop is the current go-to application for professional photographic editing, but Adobe's new generative image manipulation technology could revolutionize how people work with images in the future. In a paper entitled 'Generative Visual Manipulation on the Natural Image Manifold,' Adobe and researchers from the University of Berkeley developed a fantastically intuitive system for making photo-realistic image edits.

With the generative image manipulation tool, users can make realistic edits to an input image simply by drawing a few crude lines with a mouse. For instance, the researchers transformed a basic black rubber clog into a red suede running shoe by roughly coloring, sketching and warping the image of the clog and allowing the machine learning algorithm to interpret these markings into a realistic shape.