Photoshop could automatically add people to your group shots

Adobe demoed several early-stage new product features at its MAX 2019 conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday. At the R&D showcase -- called Sneaks -- Adobe employees showed off new features users of Photoshop and Illustrator could potentially someday take advantage of.

One, called All In, aims to help with a common problem: Group photos. If you're taking a picture and don't have a tripod or timer, someone has to be behind the lens, and not in the frame. All In Sneak uses Adobe Sensei AI to automatically identify who is missing and add them to the photo so that no one is left out. It uses another photo taken of the person in the same location so you won't have to do an awkward Photoshop add-in later. The resulting photo was surprisingly natural-looking in the demo.

Another, Light Right, helps photographers solve the issue of relighting outdoor photos and videos. The tool uses AI to automatically control the lighting in even large-scale outdoor scenes in Photoshop. You can change the position of sunlight in photos, and the AI will generate the corresponding shadows, so you can create a daylight or sunset effect.

Awesome Audio again uses AI, this time to improve amateur audio recordings to help them sound more professional, using denoising, dereverbing, equalization and environment matching.

These new features may not ever make their way into reality. Instead, they are meant to highlight innovative projects employees are coming up with, the release said. However, a project demoed during last year's Sneaks ultimately turned into Adobe Premiere Pro's Auto Reframe tool, 9to5Mac noted.