In this week’s tech roundup, everything’s coming up Adobe. Let’s dive in and get to the service’s impressive amount of updates.
Photoshopped images are easier to spot thanks to Adobe Photoshop
Thanks to Adobe’s “open source Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI),” image creators can now “add their name, location and edit history to photos, among other tags” to their photos, Engadget reported. This move is to help “consumers better understand the authenticity of images while giving proper credit to creators.”
The initiative was started to help combat fabricated and edited images. Twitter and the New York Times were part of the launch. Since the launch, Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times have partnered with “Microsoft, the BBC, Qualcomm and others to create the prototype tool.”
Currently, the tool only works for images. The plan, however, is to expand it to video.
“For now, it’s still in the testing phase and would require wide adoption by publishers, artists and even rivals to Photoshop before it could become useful,” Engadget added. “However, Adobe called the launch of the prototype tool in Photoshop a ‘huge leap forward’ for the technology. It will be available to select customers in Photoshop and Behance via a beta release in the coming weeks.”
Adobe Lightroom gets an upgrade
Adobe recently announced that Lightroom’s upgrade would include a color grading tool “that’s more akin to what you’d find in a video editor like Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve, auto versioning that’s saved in the cloud (and hence not available in Lightroom Classic) and graphical watermarks,” and other small features, TechCrunch reported.
“Color Grading is an extension of Split Toning — it can do everything Split Toning did, plus much more,” Max Wendt of Adobe said in a recent announcement and reported by TechCrunch. “Your existing images with Split Toning settings will look exactly the same as they did before, your old Split Toning presets will also still look the same when you apply them, and you can still get the same results if you had a familiar starting point when doing Split Toning manually.”
For more information about the other tools you could use to refine your images, head over to the original TechCrunch article.
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Adobe gets into live-streaming with a catch
The Verge recently reported that Adobe is “building live-streaming into the iPad versions of Photoshop and Illustrator.” This change will allow people to broadcast and film from inside the app. Although this is intriguing news, people can only stream to Behance, an Adobe-owned social design platform.
“To start streaming from Photoshop or Illustrator on an iPad, you’ll just need to tap the ‘share’ icon in the top right corner, then choose ‘Livestream,’” The Verge reported. “Eventually, Adobe plans to further integrate the apps with Behance to show viewers a timeline of what tools have been used through a broadcast, even showing specific details like what color is selected, but that feature isn’t available at launch.”
The Verge speculated that Adobe is misstepping by not “integrating these apps with Twitch,” as Twitch “operates a far bigger live-streaming platform than Behance.”
“That being said, plenty of people already stream from Adobe apps to Twitch using third-party tools,” The Verge concluded. “An official integration might be handy, but it’s clearly not necessary for those who really want to stream their work.”
So many cool new tools to play with!
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