This is one application that can literally blow away anyone’s mind. It takes the world of Photoshop to the Next Level. All you have to do is draw a rough sketch with labels, it will try to replace those with images from the Internet with the closest match using Sophisticated Image-recognition algorithms. A true Internet image Montage.
Here is an example:
PhotoSketch is an internet-based Cloud application that can take the rough, labeled sketch on the left and magically turn it into the REAL on the right. Seems unbelievable watch the video:
The basic how-it-works, is presented in a research paper [pdf]. Here is the summary:
Step 1. Draw the outlines of the figures you want in your picture – anything from seagulls to a Mercedes, whatever tickles your fancy,
Step 2. Add labels for each of the items, as well as for the background.
Step 3. PhotoSketch will then find real-life images to match your doodles and put them together in a Photoshopped image that will make your jaw drop.
PhotoSketch’s blending algorithm analyzes each of these images, compares them with each other, and decides which are better for the blending process. It automatically traces and places them into a single photograph, matching the scene, and adding shadows. Of course, the results are less than perfect, but they are good enough:
I tired this yesterday and it was like one of the most innovative technologies i`ve seen in my life. If you want to try this out, you’ll probably have to wait. It became so popular within hours of the release that the load on their servers has taken their site down. LINK
Try again later, good luck 🙂