Researchers develop an AI that can “relight” portraits post-capture

(Image credit: Yun-Ta Tsai)

If you’ve ever shot an image and then realised too late that the light wasn’t quite right – well, there may be a solution on the way.

Researchers from UC San Diego and Google have unveiled a new neural network they claim to have trained to be able to adjust the lighting in any photo of a human face – change the direction, temperature and quality of the light at will.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.