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This Company is Giving Away 100,000 AI-Generated Portraits for Free – Photography Article

A company called Icons8 has just released “a massive free resource of 100k faces generated from scratch” using an AI algorithm trained on tens of thousands of real-life portraits. The resulting headshots can be used by anybody, royalty free, without worrying about model releases or other stock photography issues, since a fake person can’t exactly sue you. The project was revealed on Product Hunt, where Icons8 showed off “the technology we are building to create media on-demand” by giving away…

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Skylum Shows Off AI Skin and Portrait Enhancer Coming to Luminar 4 – Photography Article

Skylum continues to tease impressive AI features that are coming to its Luminar 4 software this fall. First we got AI Sky Replace, then AI Structure, and now the software company is showing off two impressive new AI-powered tools that will take out blemishes, whiten teeth, adjust facial features, and more: AI Skin Enhancer and AI Portrait Enhancer. AI Skin Enhancer focuses on removing imperfections and blemishes in the skin without over-smoothing or otherwise removing all of the character from…

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Adobe Shows Off AI-Powered ‘Auto Reframe’ Tool for Premiere Pro – Photography Article

Automated editing is taking over more and more photo and video editing tasks. Case in point: today, Adobe is showing off a new AI-powered tool for Premiere Pro called “Auto Reframe,” which can intelligently crop and pan your footage into multiple aspect ratios. Given the number of devices with different displays in use today, it’s no longer good enough to release a video in a single aspect ratio; but as Adobe points out in its demo, manually reframing your footage…

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Skylum Shows Off Content-Aware ‘AI Structure’ Tool Coming to Luminar 4 – Photography Article

After announcing the development of Lumiar 4 and teasing its intelligent sky replacement tech, Skylum is keeping the AI train rolling by debuting a new content-aware feature: AI Structure. AI Structure boosts details and increases local contrast in your images, applying the edit intelligently so skin isn’t overly sharpened, and you’re less likely to get noise or halos. It’s like using a combination of the Clarity and Texture sliders in Adobe Lightroom, but without the need to paint in the…

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See Luminar’s AI-Powered Sky Replacement Feature in Action – Photography Article

When Skylum releases Luminar 4 in the fall, one of its main features will be a new AI-powered sky replacement tool that intelligently masks a new sky into your photos. We already reported on the upcoming feature, but now Skylum has released a sneak peek of the tool in action. The initial announcement came with still photos, and while the results looked pretty impressive, there’s no way to know for sure that they were one-click creations as Skylum promised. This…

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A Technical Look at Creating a Photo Restoration and Colorization AI – Photography Article

In this article, I’m going to tell a story of how we’ve created AI-based restoration project for old military photos. Editor’s note: This article is highly technical and will not be easy reading for most. What is “photo restoration”? It consists of three steps: 1. We find all the image defects: fractures, scuffs, holes; 2. We inpaint the discovered defects, based on the pixel values around them; 3. We colorize the image. Further, I’ll describe every step of photo restoration…

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Facebook AI Made This Hilariously Bad Friends Day Photo Slideshow – Photography Article

Facebook celebrated its 12th birthday back in 2016 by creating automatically-generated “Friends Day” videos for users showing up to 16 photos of themselves and their friends. But not all users got heartwarming videos — some were hilariously bad. The 1-minute video above, made for a guy named Tyler, was one of the fails that made headlines a few years ago and is now making the rounds again as an example of what happens when AI goes wrong. Instead of a…

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