«We’re in a time where the greatest advances in camera technology are happening as much in the software as in the hardware» – Phil Schiller.
Qualitative results are presented on several tasks where paired training data does not exist, including collection style transfer, object transfiguration, season transfer, photo enhancement, etc.
Camera as A service
Source : Relonch
With “RAISR: Rapid and Accurate Image Super-Resolution”, we introduce a technique that incorporates machine learning in order to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images. RAISR produces results that are comparable to or better than the currently available super-resolution methods, and does so roughly 10 to 100 times faster, allowing it to be run on a typical mobile device in real-time. Furthermore, our technique is able to avoid recreating the aliasing artifacts that may exist in the lower res
Algorithms are already looking through the viewfinder alongside with you: they adjust settings, scan faces and take a photo when you smile. What if your grin wasn’t the only thing they cared about?
« Ah ! Fitness Selfies »
Source : Camera Restricta — Philipp Schmitt
via A. Oricheta.
Upon first glance, this photo appears to show presidential candidate Hillary Clinton being ignored by a crowd of people pointing their phones at something out of view to the left. But nope… what you see is selfie culture.
Mapping historical photos from the NYPL
Photographers’ Identities Catalog (PIC) is an experimental interface to a collection of biographical data describing photographers, studios, manufacturers, and others involved in the production of photographic images. Consisting of names, nationalities, dates, locations and more, PIC is a vast and growing resource for the historian, student, genealogist, or any lover of photography’s history. The information has been culled from trusted biographical dictionaries, catalogs and databases, and from extensive original research by NYPL Photography Collection staff.
This project is an attempt to use modern deep learning techniques to automatically colorize black and white photos.
Source : Automatic Colorization
Reuters, the news and photography agency, has issued an outright ban on photographs captured and submitted in RAW format. Instead, freelance contributors must now only submit photos that were processed and stored as JPEG inside the camera.