PhotoSketch: Draw Sketch, get Real Images – AWESOME

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:

What you Draw ---- What you get

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 🙂

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  • Janet

    I wonder the possibilities of this thing. One an start a business of digital photo design.

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  • john

    The best part is, even a novice can do it. Can't wait for the service to come up.

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  • Sohail

    I was googleing about it. Came to know those guys are actually planning to get it hosted somewhere so that it can live-upto it's demand.

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    • pattern matching is complex and CPU intensive, it's hard for them to stay up with such kind of services for long. Either they should come up with a Pure Cloud approach, a normal CDN will not help

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  • literally

    I don't think the word “literally” means what you think it means.

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  • oh my god, the comments so far smell SO like fake …

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  • blah

    The link you posted gave a 404 earlier today already, afaic it's plain broken. the binaries can be found at http://cg.cs.tsinghua.edu.cn

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  • Rayo

    So you managed to let it run on your computer? i tried it, but there is still an error. Can you write a short manual what to to? i installed OpenCV 1.10. when i start ProcessAll.exe, the error Assertion: Program file not exists in function CmComand:RunProgram .CmComand.cpp(38) appears. Can you help?

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  • Prem

    It says the link is broken….

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  • neilkevin

    Hey really awesome application. Just imagine that you draw anything which is on your mind and its get real
    with this applications. Really really good application. I am impressed with this very much.

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  • Hi Taranfx,
    Thanks For Sharing this informative information. i like your article and it's really useful to us.this is a very good Example of Image-recognition.

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  • Wow these are really wonderful, great job, keep it up, i really liked the photographs, would like to more about your work,thanks for sharing this work with us.

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  • Wow these are really wonderful, great job, keep it up, i really liked the photographs, would like to more about your work,thanks for sharing this work with us.

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  • It seems to be a really useful technology for some businesses like web design. The only bad thing is that you are not always sure that a photo used by the application is not copyrighted. However one can use such software just for fun.

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