Adobe’s research team has shared a new video showing off a working version of Lightroom Mobile that has an integrated voice assistant, similar to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, that’s used to edit photos via voice commands.
Rather than using your fingertips to adjust the sliders and icons within Lightroom Mobile, the conceptual assistant will wait for your instructions and alter the image(s) accordingly.
The video shows a man using Adobe’s virtual assistant to edit a photo. The user gives some basic editing commands like cropping and flipping the image, which the voice-controlled AI carries out. The user can also command the assistant to post the final photo to Facebook.
Adobe says the video is a “first step towards a robust multimodal voice-based interface.” The company also mentions that adding a voice-based interface will allow users to “search and edit images” in an easy and engaging way using Adobe’s mobile applications.