There is always an option to 'Photoshop' people and make them disappear from your photos. But as you may be aware, Photoshop is not everyone's cup of tea and in case you were wondering about an easier way to get rid of humans (and animals) from your photos, we have good news for you! There is finally a camera app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to capture and remove bystanders or anyone from your photos. In fact, you can even remove yourself from your selfies.
The app is called 'Bye Bye Camera' and it is available to purchase on the iOS app store for $2.99 (approximately Rs 205). Unfortunately, the app is limited to iPhone and iPad users and there is no word if it is going to be available for Android users anytime soon. Published by Do Something Good LLC, the app is 23MB in size and it requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Damjanski, an artist created 'Bye Bye Camera' with his two friends at Do Something Good and they describe it as an app 'for the post-human era' since it uses artificial intelligence (AI) to do its job. In a statement provided to The Verge, this is what Damjanski had to say:
"One joke we always make about it is: ‘finally, you can take a selfie without yourself.'"
We were not able to try 'Bye Bye Camera' ourselves but The Verge notes that the app is not flawless. It is believed to be slow and fails to remove human shadows. Hence, it is not recommended for professionals. But if you are looking to explore how modern-day AI technology does its magic as an enthusiast, it should be fun. The app uses an open-source object detection algorithm called YOLO (You Only Look Once) to recognise humans and animals, in addition to AI systems to fill in their absence.
Nvidia has created a number of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to generate landscapes and buildings based on users’ drawings. Meanwhile, Adobe offers more flawless tools so that you can emove people and objects even in videos.