When we interviewed Adobe’s Senior Principal Scientist, John Brandt, about how the company is using artificial intelligence, the answer was fairly prosaic: to better understand what is in an image.
“The more we understand what’s in the image, the better we can work with it,” Brandt told us.
Now we have a nice illustration of how Adobe is leveraging this image knowledge in a forthcoming Photoshop CC tool called Select Subject.
Select Subject uses machine learning to detect objects in the image to automatically make a selection around a subject and isolate them from their background. It works with individual or multiple subjects and takes just a single click to isolate your subject(s).
Adobe released the teaser video to give you a sense of Select Subject in action. No word yet on when you can expect it, but it will be rolled out to Photoshop CC in the future.
Hat tip: DP Review