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Adobe’s new app really wants to kill your scanner

Adobe’s new app really wants to kill your scanner

Of all the computer peripherals that most of us would like to die a painful death whenever we have to use them, the scanner probably sits neat the top of the list. Now, Adobe wants you to junk it completely, with its new Adobe Scan app for iOS and Android. Built on the idea that people are already using their phone cameras as makeshift scanner replacements, Adobe Scan promises to give the whole process a little more polish.

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Adobe’s AI selfie tech will make you look better, no skill necessary

Adobe’s AI selfie tech will make you look better, no skill necessary

Proper portrait photography takes skill: you have to know how to frame the subject, the proper lens to use, how to set up the lighting, and more. Taking a selfie, by contrast, doesn't require much skill at all, and that is generally reflected in the average selfie's quality. Compounding issues with taking good-looking selfies is the lens limitation, one of multiple things Adobe Research addresses with its latest mobile photography technology.

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Adobe, Cornell AI transfers one photo’s style to another

Adobe, Cornell AI transfers one photo’s style to another

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks have experienced huge strides in progress, but of their applications have been on things with "hard edges". Those include search results, translation, board games, etc. Recently, however, progress is also being made in areas of computer vision, imaging, and graphics, for applications that are usually considered more "subjective". Like transferring one photo's style unto another photo. Researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have developed a deep-learning neural network that does exactly that, and the results are very convincing indeed.

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iPhone 7 and Pixel owners need this Lightroom Mobile HDR update

iPhone 7 and Pixel owners need this Lightroom Mobile HDR update

Adobe has given iPhone, Google Pixel, and Samsung Galaxy S7 photographers a must-have reason to get Lightroom, with a new HDR mode that promises DSLR-style results. The update to Lightroom Mobile - version 2.7 for iOS, and version 2.3 for Android - released today includes a raw HDR capture mode, for high-dynamic range photos that should far exceed what the native HDR feature in the default camera app can deliver. However, not everyone can enjoy it.

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Forget Lightroom: 3 Must-Try Professional Photo Editing Alternatives (2017)

Forget Lightroom: 3 Must-Try Professional Photo Editing Alternatives (2017)

Ask anyone for photo editing software recommendations, and you’re likely to hear “Adobe Lightroom” as the first suggestion. That’s because the app is, by and large, a great piece of software, though it’s not without its downsides. Competing companies have made great strides in developing their own Lightroom alternatives, though, and there are several options on the market that are absolutely worth giving a try. Some of them, arguably, have outpaced Lightroom in both usability and features.

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Chromebooks’ new age is coming along with Adobe Android apps

Chromebooks’ new age is coming along with Adobe Android apps

Google and some of its partners have revealed a few things that should have Chromebook fans gushing, and maybe Android users a bit anxious. Perhaps to emphasize that its Chrome OS platform and Chromebook device line is far from dead, Google has revealed two new Chromebooks with a more creative bent. That ties in well with Adobe's announcement of its Android apps being optimized for Chromebooks, heralding the day when Android apps on Chromebooks will be as normal as Android apps on Android devices.

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Photoshop gains MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support

Photoshop gains MacBook Pro Touch Bar Support

Mac users who are also avid Photoshop users will love this new announcement. That new MacBook Pro touchbar has gained some cool new functionality within the photo editing platform. Adobe says that it has been working hard to bring support for the Touch Bar to Photoshop and as of yesterday the update adding in that support is available for download.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app can now scan docs, receipts

Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app can now scan docs, receipts

When you mention the name Adobe to most computer users, they will most likely thing of Photoshop and its kin of creative and graphics software. The company, however, has also made a mark in the productivity and office market with products like Acrobat and its more recent Document Cloud suite. Today it is taking another shot at it, threatening the likes of Microsoft and Evernote in the process. Its Acrobat Reader app on iOS and Android has just gotten a new Scan feature that lets users scan anything and convert them into PDFs, all for free.

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Adobe Lightroom for Android gets full RAW support

Adobe Lightroom for Android gets full RAW support

Adobe Lightroom for Android has been updated with full RAW support, bringing it up to the same level as the company's Lightroom for iOS app. While the Android app received a form of RAW support earlier this year, it was only for the maker's own DNG RAW format and therefore of limited usefulness to photographers. This latest version, though, supports the RAW photos taken by your camera, making the software a far more useable mobile photography solution.

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Loupedeck is a physical console for Lightroom photo editing

Loupedeck is a physical console for Lightroom photo editing

A new product called Loupedeck aims to revolutionize post-processing for photographers, offering physical controls that work with Adobe Lightroom. The console, as they call it, is similar to a keyboard, but with dials, knobs and buttons that correspond to various things in Adobe’s image-editing software. Rather than having to waste time scrolling, clicking through menus, and dragging on-screen items, photographers can edit their images using a simple, yet feature-heavy, console.

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Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Fix, Comp CC now on Android

Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Fix, Comp CC now on Android

Adobe is finally showing some Android love. The company whose name is synonymous with digital content creation tools hasn’t exactly been close friends with Android, preferring to focus its resources more and first on iOS as far as mobile platforms go. Not like Android users are less creative than their iOS counterparts. But, as they say, better late than never. Finally, Android users can enjoy three new creative mobile apps from Adobe: Photoshop Sketch, Photoshop Fix, and Adobe Comp CC.

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EyeEm taps Adobe Stock to boost curated premium photo collection

EyeEm taps Adobe Stock to boost curated premium photo collection

EyeEm, a photo-sharing app and image marketplace, has announced a new deal with Adobe that will have it providing some of its community’s best photographs for licensing through Adobe Stock Premium Collection, the latter company’s curated collection of high-quality images. This gives some of EyeEm’s users a new market to tap, and likewise gives Adobe customers an additional source of quality commercial photos.

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