Video: Adobe shows off voice-based image editing on iPad

By , Jan 16, 2017

How about editing photographs by voice commands alone? In a recent concept video, Adobe showed off performing basic image-editing functions on an iPad by conversing with a Siri-like digital assistant. The proof-of-concept clip gives us an interesting glimpse into a not-so-distant future when we’ll use our voice for complex tasks beyond simple things like scheduling reminders or creating alarms.

The project was born out of Adobe’s Research team, which set out to explore what an intelligent digital assistant photo editing might look like. “With Adobe Sensei we combined the emerging science of voice interaction with a deep understanding of both creative workflows and the creative aspirations of our customers,” said the firm.

Adobe’s in-house speech recognition system is able to directly accept natural user voice instructions for image editing. It works either locally, through on-device computing, or through a cloud-based natural language understanding service.

Does image editing via a dedicated personal assistant make sense to you?

Source: Adobe on YouTube

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  • Natalie

    Eh… I was expecting like “change hue to +xx” or “Apply blur filter” or something… Not a crop lol

  • GUY

    So old Siri found a new job? Anyway I think physical interaction would be faster. this looks like a “me too” move from Adobe. The point of these assistants is to do things quickly ( using Siri to send an email is faster than having to to the app and type and do a bunch of taps ) , but using this on such a software seems at the moment a downgrade in your workflow.

    • Steve Harold

      Agree, it is much easier for me to say hey Siri who won the Broncos game, or call my wife than it is to do those things, I could do this faster without voice.

    • sg1969

      The point of assistants is not to do things quickly. The point is, as the name suggests, to assist. Let it do stuff while you’re busy doing other stuff like cooking or driving or whatever. And this would be a great tool for disabled people who might not be able to use a mouse/keyboard as well as an able person.

  • DOOManiac

    Enhance. Stop.
    Move in. Stop.
    Pull out, track right. Stop.
    Center and pull back. Stop.
    Enhance 34 to 36.
    Gimme a hard copy right there.

  • James G

    This is a great accessibility enhancement.