Photoshop 19.1 Update Finally Brings Promised Advance AI Subject Select to Your Workflow.


Adobe has released Photoshop 19.1 a long-awaited update featuring two major updates:

  1. a much-hyped new Subject Select AI to help in photo re-touching and,
  2. a major fix/upgrade for Windows-based display issues. 

The above gif is Adobe Subject Select working in a perfect scenario, which will not always be the case. To use the new feature, you'd load a photo as usual and choose the "magic wand", "quick selection"  or "select and mask" tools to launch the "select subject" option at the top of your screen. The AI literally does the rest and attempts to find the subject in the shot. Now, here's the fun part. It doesn't matter if the subject is a family pet, a human or statue, it will automatically reach and for and select the prominent object in the image. 

This feature isn't perfect and Adobe isn't saying it is. It's supposed to be a time saver. Maybe it selects 90% of the object and you have to punch in and make corrections, but you won't have to walk around the object selecting the whole border. According to Engadget, who got a preview copy of the software:

"it's a big time-saver that doesn't always work, especially if your subject 
and what's behind it are too similar."

The Windows monitor upgrade in Photoshop 19.1 is high-resolution monitor support for Windows 10 Creator's Edition. Eliminating the dreaded tiny text that plagued Windows users. 

Adobe said about the update: 

"Photoshop now offers a full range of choices for UI scale factors 
from 100 percent to 400 percent, in 25 percent increments ... so that 
the Photoshop user interface will look crisp, beautiful, and the right
 size no matter the density of your monitor,"

Adobe Photoshop 19.1 is available today as either a stand-alone monthly subscription fee or bundled with other Adobe products in a similar but more costly monthly subscription. 

Source: ADOBE & ENGADGET