away from the studio? alfred a.i. fixes bad lighting on phone photos
So a company wants artificial intelligence to mimic photographic lighting with just one app.
Relonch Alfred is an iOS app that uses machine learning to correct photos with low light, Individually adjusting each area of the image to correct a dark, unbalanced snapshot.
By creating exposure and color maps, Alfred can correct the lighting with a single slider instead of multiple controls and localized edits without the need for a dual-lens camera.
The app is currently in the demo stage and officially released on May 15.
Alfred is from the company that created. I. -
Electric camera for editing photos for you.
With Alfred, the company is. I.
The editor goes beyond the smartphone\'s Relonch camera.
Instead of creating depth maps from double
Lens camera, Alfred creates the color and exposure map of the photo, indicating where the lightest and darkest areas of the image are.
This data allows the software to apply localized editing through a single slider adjustment, illuminating the darkest part of the image while keeping the normal exposure area of the image unchanged.
Named after photographer Alfred Stieglitz, Alfred is based on some of the same. I.
Camera behind Relonch. A 25-
The member editing team spent nearly two years manually editing 100,000 photos.
These manual adjustments are entered into the machine learning software to teach the program how to create localization adjustments (
Or edit only specific parts of the photo, not the entire image).
Once the program is created, the team will go back and re-
Edited photos to improveI. .
Exposure and color maps are key to Alfred\'s comparison with other photo editing apps. Co-
Yuriy Motin, founder and chief operating officer, said that, contrary to most other applications, Alfred observed light when editing images, rather than using filters.
This is an important difference, he said, because the light can create an atmosphere of the story in the photos.
Editing bad lights is just the beginning of the app, which is now only in the demo phase.
When the light editing function works on the cloud --based A. I.
The team is trying to move. I.
So that the photos can be processed locally.
The team is also working on a beta version of the software that works while recording videos, bringing the same automatic exposure correction used in static photos to the video.
While the app does not require any special type of camera, Relonch is developing a version that will take advantage of the depth map on the dual camera
The software mixes the exposure map with the depth map to reproduce the effects of the movie lights, such as backlight or stage lights.
Unlike the portrait mode on iPhone X, Relonch is. I.
The feature is allowed to handle any theme, not just people, and apply the lighting effect to the entire scene.
\"The key part of our technology is the intelligence of our. I.
This adds drama to each story, filling it with the atmosphere that the user originally wanted, while maintaining the natural look of the image, \"Relonch co-Founder and CEO
\"Imagine a team of professional photos or videos in which gaffer raises the light source to remove shadows and strictness --
Our technology has done all this behind the scenes.
\"Relonch Alfred is currently available in the App Store as a demo version and is able to edit the light on an existing photo.
The team plans to add video compatibility over the next few weeks, while the ability to recreate light using depth maps is expected to come in the fall.
The team also plans to release Android apps in the future.
Alfred is currently free, but other features as the app expands-
For example, the option to edit multiple images at a time-
As an in-app purchases.