I often say that the only way to finish all the chores I have in a day is to clone myself. Well, now I can do it, sort of. Hour One is a company that lets you create a “digital clone” of yourself. This way you can create videos, tutorials, even do online job interviews or any kind of presentation without actually being there.
Canon has just launched a new app that helps you select the best among all those phone snaps. Like some attempts before it, Canon is relying on AI which should help ditch the “bad” photos and keep the “good” ones. But can AI really recognize what’s worth keeping and what should be discarded? Let’s try to find out.
One thing that seems to have become quite popular over the last year or two is colourising black and white photos. We’ve seen lots of people manually colouring old black and whites to help provide more context and tangibility to historical images and we’ve also seen AI neural engines that claim to do it automatically to produce realistic results.
But it wasn’t until Photoshop released a beta of their AI-powered Colorize Neural Filter that many started to take the idea of automated colourising of black & white photos seriously. How good is it, though? Aaron Nace at Phlearn took it for a spin to see how it’s development is coming along and whether it really stands up to the task.
After recent leaks and rumors, Canon PowerShot Pick is now officially launched. The tiny AI-powered camera demonstrates the power of face tracking and artificial intelligence Canon has developed. While it’s not the fanciest camera out there, it can be useful for video creators who play as “a one-man band,” as well in some everyday situations. The price and the specs are now out too, so let’s see what this li’l smart camera has to offer.
Luminar AI was first introduced in September 2020, and shortly after, it got reflections in sky replacement. But now the program has launched its first update. It has made the already simple editing even simpler, and some of the major bugs have been fixed. So, let’s see what’s new in the Luminar AI 1.0.1.
According to DC Watch, Canon Marketing Japan Inc. is expected to officially announce and start pre-orders for the upcoming PowerShot PICK (that’s the name of their AI-powered camera, apparently) at 12 noon on January 29th – But only for those in Japan. It’s being launched on the Japanese crowdfunding platform, Makuake, so those of us outside of Japan are still going to have a bit of a wait on our hands.
The camera is based on a prototype we saw in person as a concept camera at The Photography Show in 2018. Even back then, it was a neat little camera with some impressive features. Judging from the current leaked photos, it appears to have had something of a slight redesign since then, and it looks like it’ll be available in either black or white.
I’m not the type of person to sit on the edge of my seat waiting for companies to announce new things all that often, but this one has got me a little bit excited. Cast your mind back to 2018. Canon was at The Photography Show showing off some cool new concept camera prototypes. One of them was a little AI-powered camera that would track and follow its target.
Now, according to Canon Rumors, that camera is actually going to be hitting the market real soon. It’s essentially an automated camera that responds to voice commands and features automatic subject recognition and tracking to let it keep up with its moving subject.
There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence is becoming more and more used in photography and photo editing. But can in compensate for cheap and not so great gear? More specifically, can AI help you get sharp photos even with a soft lens? In this video, Anthony Morganti addresses this question and shows you how to sharpen your images even if your lens is not the sharpest there is.
Google introduced the astrophotography mode in its Pixel 4 phone launched last year. The same feature was added to Pixel 5 and 4a a year later. However, Google has quietly removed the feature from these phones’ ultra-wide camera. No one knows why, but the assumption is that it just performed poorly.