Adobe and Cornell's 'Deep Photo Style Transfer' Mimics Images

 - Mar 30, 2017
References: arxiv.org & thenextweb
Dazzling photography takes skill with a camera and a fine touch with photo-editing software, but Adobe and Cornell University have made it a lot easier for amateur photographers to achieve the style of professionals with 'Deep Photo Style Transfer.' The machine learning algorithm is able to take the stylistic qualities from any photograph and transfer them to another, giving total photography novices the chance to look like Ansel Adams or Cindy Sherman.

Though Deep Photo Style Transfer isn't available as a consumer app just yet, it's reminiscent of the popular app Prisma. However, Prisma edits and adjusts photos to look like paintings — an intentionally unrealistic effect. Deep Photo Style Transfer, on the other hand, is designed to make its changes far less obvious or immediately perceptible, giving photographers the an extra tool to abet bragging about their skills.