Adobe is getting really serious with AI.

Adobe introduced some new impressive AI driven features that are in the making. Adobe Sensei are the brains. As a photo and videographer the most impressive possible future features for me where of course the ones that had to with video and photography.

Content Aware Fill is a great toll, but it does not work with every image and situation. Deep Fill is Content Aware Fill with steroids. It does not only analyze the surroundings, but it also tries to understand whats really underneath the element we try to fill. Another technology that tackles the same problem is Scene Stitch. I think its even more impressive than Deep Fill. Scene Stitch will replace a part of an image by going through millions of image from Adobe Stock. It uses part of an image that it finds from the stock and replaces the part that you have selected. Scene Stitch rises a few questions about copyrights and about the document value of a photograph. I understand that this is not a problem with design, illustrations, marketing and advertising. The problem might arise in those if it crosses documentary photography. It challenges the truth and the documentary value of a photograph. 

Lets take an example that was pulled right out of Adobes YouTube-video about Scene Stitch.    

Before (screenshot from Adobes YouTube-video)

Before (screenshot from Adobes YouTube-video)

On of the After photos that Scene Stitch suggested (screenshot from Adobes YouTube-video)

On of the After photos that Scene Stitch suggested (screenshot from Adobes YouTube-video)

Scene Stitch gives several suggestions. The user then can pick the one that works best. The tennis court is taken from a Adobe Stock photograph. The question that I think is that what kinda of a document is the after shot? The pond is replaced with tennis courts. There was no mentions in the presentation if someone gets paid when parts of the images will be used. I would assume that there will be money involved when stock image is used. At least I hope so.

Of course these new features may or may not be part of future versions of Adobe Apps. Adobe is experimenting with different new things.

Links to the videos in YouTube that I mentioned in the post:

Scene Stitch

Project Deep Fill

The blogger is an Olympus European Visionary who´s native language is Finnish.