Adobe’s Photoshop editing software is already the undisputed standard in image manipulation, but if a new, in-development photo feature becomes part of the standard toolkit, it’s going to completely blow everything else out of the water. Researchers from Adobe and Cornell have partnered to create what they call “Deep Photo Style Transfer,” which essentially steals the very soul of a photograph and applies it to a different image, duplicating the lighting and overall look of the photo while retaining the key elements of the host image. In short, it’s absolutely stunning.
The team’s early examples show the program in action. So this original photo:
Plus this reference photo:
Equals this final photo:
Let’s look at one more example. Here’s the original winter landscape shot:
When you plug it into the Deep Style Transfer program with this summer landscape as a reference image:
You get this odd creation:
Here are some other examples: