Altering a few pixels here and there in a digital photo can have remarkable effects. Sometimes the result is unexpected and hilarious, but sometimes it’s simply amazing what can be done to photos. Perhaps you’ve used software (eg. photoshop) to remove “red eye” from your favorite selfies, but there are some even more advanced algorithms that can make your photos look much better… than they otherwise would.
- If you’ve ever tried to take a picture through a window (from a train/bus/skyscraper/etc), you’ve probably encountered the problem of seeing your own reflection obscuring your shot. However, don’t delete those photos just yet — if the window was double-paned, you might be able to save them with an algorithm that removes reflected images under certain conditions. [url]
- It’s possible to de-blur some cellphone-take photos by using the front-facing camera to track motion information while the rear-facing camera snaps a shot. Algorithms can make it possible for cameras to get even smaller, as imperfections in small lenses can be compensated for with software. [url]
- There will be an ever-growing number of selfie filter options in the near future. The more advanced ones will combine facial recognition with other effects to generate more stylish photos. [url]
- Maybe you want your outdoor photography to look like it’s winter. Or autumn. Or raining. There might be a editing tool for that soon — from some researchers at Brown University. [url]
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