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Entries in Photoshop (4)

Wednesday
Feb152012

Say Goodbye to Exes in Your Photos -- Forever

How many times have you wished a certain someone wasn't photobombing a great picture of you from the past? Now, a new app from Scalado lets you remove the offending face forever.

This interesting photo-taking system, called Remove, will allow you to selectively remove people (or objects) from a photo. Remove automatically highlights and deletes whatever you want removed from a captured photo. And it's the world's first object-removal software for mobile devices.

How does it work? Basically, the software interpolates a “clean” version of the scene by examining its moving, live objects. This allows it to separate the wanted objects from the unwanted ones.

Scalado, a world-leading provider of high-performance imaging technologies, applications and services for the mobile industry,will demonstrate a working version of Remove at MWC, a major telecom event, in Barcelona this year. After that, it should launch for iOS and Android soon.

Tuesday
Nov292011

New Software Will Uncover the Lies of Photoshop

Ever wondered how "touched-up" a photo of your favorite celebrity is? Now, a new software tool is uncovering the truth that Photoshop is so good at hiding.

The New York Times reports today on an effort by researchers at Dartmouth to develop an algorithm that measures how much, on a 1-to-5 scale, fashion and beauty photos have been altered.

One of the researchers, Hany Farid, said he was inspired by people’s concerns over the impact that highly Photoshopped images can have. For example, some studies have linked advertising and fashion images to body-image anxiety and eating disorders. These problems are more likely to affect young women, particularly when they don't realize that advertising and fashion images are heavily altered.

Several European cities in particular have seen a backlash over images that have been greatly altered. In France, Britain and Norway, advocates have called for digitally altered images to be labeled as such.

Dr. Farid and company want to take a slightly different approach. Their software algorithm uses statistics to measure how much an image of a person’s face and body has been Photoshopped. Using before-and-after images of hundreds of volunteers, the researchers trained their software to detect common alterations and rank them from “minimally altered” (1) to “starkly changed” (5).

If fashion and celebrity photography were labeled according to that 1-to-5 scale, Farid says, the people producing this artwork would be more likely to show some Photoshop restraint. And, in the end, put a little truth back into photography.

The research has been published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. From there, we may be hearing about this software a lot more in the next few years.

Wednesday
Dec292010

Software Brings Copy-Paste Magic to 3-D Video

Watch as new stereoscopic software transforms 3-D video (and photos) with the magic of copy and paste. 

Swiss engineers have developed software tools that enable you to define various objects and planes on a 3-D stereoscopic image -- just like you would in Photoshop. Now, you can grab a shape and duplicate or move it throughout a 3-D image. 

 

Thursday
Sep232010

Greatest Photoshop Feature Ever

Is there nothing that can't be done with image manipulation tools these days?