With Photoshop continually making advancement in how we process photographs, it’s important to think about what else we can continually keep adapting.
With Adobe just releasing Photoshop CS6, we have plenty of new tools to tie us over for now. However, the future holds many opportunities for improvement and growth. Camera technologies continue to evolve and demand more from us on the post processing end. Even though it feels like we’ve hit a wall in terms of what other new things we could include in Photoshop, there are new techniques on the forefront of technology that show us what else is possible.
Here are three tools, out of many others, that showcase this point.
High Quality Image Deblurring
Blurry shots are the death to a picture, it’s as though you’ve thrown your photos into the abyss as there’s no way of recovering and bringing it back into focus. With this new algorithm, the results are highly impressive.
The way it works is complex, take a look at the in depth explanation here.
We’re now able to rescue images that were thought to be gone forever. Hopefully, you won’t have a situation where you’ll need it, or even to this extent, but it’s great to know it’s possible in case there’s minor issues.
This may not be new to most of you by now, however the company Lytro, has developed a camera system that allows you to focus in post production. So you can take the shot now, and worry about focusing later. Granted I know most people may not want to do this, but it allows for subtle tweaks in post production if you miss focus by a hair, literally.
We can only assume this technology will be built into cameras in the future, allowing it to be a function of the camera, rather than its own independent camera. This is all assumption but the possibilities here are endless.
We think of the fundamentals as just that, basic tools that will usually never change. For example, layering. We built on layering by adding more features but what if we re-thought the process of layering?
Soft stacking does just that, with the video illustrating the points, it allows for more creative and efficient ways to work. It may or may not actually be as efficient as they proclaim, it really is based on your workflow and preferences.
Advancements in the future are always interesting, these are just some of the insights to what may be coming in the future.