Bye Bye Camera: An App That Automatically Removes People From Your Pictures

Posted: Jun 24 2019, 9:28pm CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Bye Bye Camera: an app that automatically removes people from your pictures
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The app's founder says the app is more of an artwork than a business venture.

Do you ever get tired of having to Photoshop people out of your vacation photos? Or are you thinking about keeping that picture of you with that picturesque background, but you want to wipe out your ex-lover out of the photo?

There’s a new app called “Bye Bye Camera” that lets you do exactly that. The app is currently available on the App Store for $2.99. Its developer, Do Something Good, describes it as “the camera for the post-human era.”

In an interview with Artnome, the artist behind Bye Bye Camera and the co-founder of Do Something Good, who goes by “Damjanski,” said the app uses neural networks to remove people from photos and fill in the background. For Photoshop users, it is just like cloning a certain area of a photo to cover or paint over areas that you don’t want to be seen.

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Damjanski said he and his longtime collaborators from Russia, Andrej and Pavel, founded Do Something Good as an art collective a couple of years ago. The startup now has 16 people on board, who specialize in different fields and come together to collaborate on different projects.

“I consider Bye Bye Camera an app for the post-human era. It’s a gentle nod to a future where complex programs replace human labor and some would argue the human race,” Damjanski told Artnome.

Photo by Artnome

Damjanski also told the news outlet that he sees Bye Bye camera as an artwork rather than a business venture. “It’s an artistic tool and ultimately a piece of software art,” he said.

Artnome pointed out that Damjanski was behind a guerrilla art exhibition in the Jackson Pollock gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In his exhibit, Damjanski used augmented reality (AR) to replace Jackson Pollock paintings with an art piece from generative artist David Kraftsow from his YouTube glitch series.

The app runs on iOS 10.0 or later versions, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

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