Adobe, a global leader in creative software, has once again amazed its users with a sneak peek into the future of digital creativity at the MAX conference. The event, held in Los Angeles, featured a range of experimental AI-powered tools that could potentially revolutionize how we edit images and videos.
During the MAX conference, Adobe unveiled a tantalizing preview of eleven ‘prototype’ tools and features driven by artificial intelligence. One of the most significant highlights was the introduction of “Project Stardust,” an AI-based tool designed to simplify photo editing. This innovative tool recognizes key objects within an image, allowing users to effortlessly detect and remove unwanted elements without the need for manual outlining. Adobe claims that “Project Stardust” can even eliminate shadows and replace missing pixels with realistic AI-generated content, making photo editing more accessible and efficient.
The showstopper at “Sneaks” was “Project Fast Fill,” an experimental tool that extends the power of generative fill technology from Photoshop to video editing. With this tool, users can easily remove objects or change backgrounds in videos by merely using a simple text prompt. Remarkably, it performs well even in complex scenes with varying lighting conditions, marking a significant leap in video editing capabilities.
Another AI-powered innovation, “Project See Through,” addresses a common annoyance – unwanted reflections in glass. This tool effortlessly removes such imperfections, streamlining image enhancement. “Project Draw & Delight” takes a doodle or sketch and transforms it into a polished vector drawing with the assistance of a text prompt. Meanwhile, “Project Dub Dub Dub” promises automatic translation of voice recordings or video audio tracks into multiple supported languages while preserving the original speaker’s voice.
One of the most intriguing glimpses into the future was “Project Primrose,” showcasing the concept of “flexible textile displays.” This interactive dress allows wearers to display patterns and images on their attire, akin to a programmable screen, opening up new avenues for personal expression.
Adobe’s emphasis on these experimental AI tools reflects the rapidly evolving landscape of generative AI in the creative industry. The company’s commitment to exploring new horizons with AI is clear, but it’s equally focused on enhancing, rather than replacing, the work of professional designers.
In addition to these experimental tools, Adobe also introduced the next-generation Firefly Image 2 model, capable of producing even higher-quality imagery. Adobe Creative Cloud apps and Adobe Express will soon see new AI capabilities, promising to elevate the creative process to new heights.
As Adobe continues to push the boundaries of creative technology, users can anticipate more innovative tools and features that will revolutionize the way we create and design in the digital realm.