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This article was published on April 7, 2017


Adobe’s Sensei AI could make your amateur selfies look like pro headshots

Adobe’s Sensei AI could make your amateur selfies look like pro headshots
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There weren’t enough tools for jazzing up your selfies already, apparently. Now Adobe is offering new tools for letting you “fix” your selfies.

Using Sensei, its artificial intelligence algorithm, Adobe Research proposes to let you fiddle with your selfies even more than you already do with an as-yet unnamed app which will “turn bad portraits into good ones.”

The technology is pretty intriguing. Not only can you do things like adjust angle and depth of field, but you can also mimic the style of any selfie you find online just by tapping on it.

Sensei might not necessarily turn your terrible “Woke up like this” selfie into high art, but it can make them look like they were at least snapped by a photographer who knew what they were doing.

Adobe doesn’t say what the app in the video above is, or when it will be available, just that it’s “powered by Sensei.”

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