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Adobe Resorts to Magic Again…Future of Photography, Photoshop?



I spent Tuesday at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. I saw a lot of cool stuff, but one demo really got me to the edge of my seat. Adobe’s re-thinking the way we capture images and in the future we may never have to miss that perfect shot. Using an array lens, next-gen software and a very powerful computer loaded with NVIDIA GPUs, the Adobe researchers demonstrated how taking several images at once can offer a lot of flexibility. Want to choose a new focal point, slightly shift your vantage point or flip a 2D image into 3D? No problemo.

In its current form, the demo requires camera lenses and software that isn’t commercially available, but it is indeed interesting to see what the future may hold. As I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised to see this feature pop up in Photoshop in a few years.

video via NetbookNews



  1. Jay

    09/22/2010 at 7:39 am

    Great vid- thanks for making!

  2. Chris Hickie

    09/22/2010 at 3:31 pm

    Very cool.

    More memory, more processors, clever science and software = magical things.

  3. matthewbam

    07/01/2011 at 9:24 pm

    Interesting news. There are many beginning photographers that don’t realize that you need to take several pictures in different ways of subjects and objects. That’s the great thing about digital is that you can throw away the ones you don’t like.

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