MakeUseOf: 6 Truly Free Online Image Editors for Photoshop Effects (No Limitations). “Plenty of free image editors online do wondrous things like remove backgrounds from photos or upscale picture sizes. But usually, these have some restrictions. You’ll find limitations like only editing five images in the free account or exporting images at a really low resolution. So we set out to find free online image editors with no restrictions or limitations that don’t affect a normal user.”
The Verge: Adobe plans to make Photoshop on the web free to everyone. “Adobe has started testing a free-to-use version of Photoshop on the web and plans to open the service up to everyone as a way to introduce more users to the app.”
MakeUseOf: Need to Remove an Image Background? Try These 5 Free Websites. “If you’ve ever taken the right picture in the wrong place, you’ll understand the need to remove an image’s background. There are a lot of different tools that can help you do this. But many of them require large downloads and installs, expensive licenses, or technical know-how that most people don’t have. That’s where online alternatives can shine. There’s a wide range of websites that can automatically remove the background from an image. Here are five of the best.”
The Verge: Algorithms that detect cancer can be fooled by hacked images. “Artificial intelligence programs that check medical images for evidence of cancer can be duped by hacks and cyberattacks, according to a new study. Researchers demonstrated that a computer program could add or remove evidence of cancer from mammograms, and those changes fooled both an AI tool and human radiologists.”
KnowTechie: Need to remove an object from an image? This free web tool lets you do it in seconds. “If you’ve ever had to quickly edit something (or someone) out of a picture, you know it is a frustrating task best left to the professionals. Well, now it is something you can tackle whenever you have a spare minute, with a new tool that lets you remove objects from a picture with ease.” I tried it. It’s not perfect but for a free tool it’s amazing. I found that trying to remove the same area several times, like I was removing layers of paint, worked well in some cases.
Inverse: A.I. Gahaku Turns Your Selfie Into An Oil Painting Masterwork. “Ready for your close-up? AI Gahaku is an online A.I. tool that’s going viral, promising to produce impressive selfies that make you look like an oil painting. The service promises to take images and apply one of 10 different styles, complete with museum description that makes the work seem ideal for the next gallery exhibition.”
Neowin: Google’s Art Transfer lets you add famous art styles to pictures. “Google has announced that its Arts & Culture app will let you apply characteristics of well-known paintings to the pictures you take, in the latest update. The new feature, called Art Transfer, is available in the Camera menu in the bottom bar of the Google Arts & Culture app.”
Geeks are Sexy: Enlarge Your Small JPGs Without Losing Quality. “When working online, we often stumble on pictures that are too small to use, and when we enlarge them, we lose too much quality, making them blury or pixelated in the process. Now, thanks to the power of artificial intelligence, we can now enlarge those pics without losing as much quality compared to the enlarge feature of most traditional photo editors, including photoshop, IrfanView, and many others.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Free and Modern Online Image Editors to Replace Clunky Programs & Apps. “There are a few cool one-click photo enhancement websites, but sometimes, you need to do more. Whether you need to edit images in large batches, remove backgrounds from GIFs, or just add filters and stickers, there’s a simple and excellent online image editor for that. Oh, and let’s also revisit a new version of one of the most popular photo editors ever.”
TechCrunch: Canva introduces video editing, has big plans for 2020. “Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has today announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool. The company has also announced Canva Apps, which allows developers and customers alike to build on top of Canva. Thus far, Dropbox, Google Drive, PhotoMosh and Instagram are already in the Canva Apps suite, with a total of 30 apps available at launch.”
PetaPixel: This Algorithm Can Remove the Water from Underwater Photos, and the Results are Incredible
PetaPixel: This Algorithm Can Remove the Water from Underwater Photos, and the Results are Incredible. “An engineer has developed a computer program that can, in her words, ‘remove the water’ from an underwater photograph. The result is a ‘physically accurate’ image with all of the vibrance, saturation and color of a regular landscape photo.” Good pun fight in the comments, if you’re into that kind of thing.