Adobe has revealed a new camera app that can delete unwanted tourists from photographs, easily and automatically.

The new app works by using an algorithm to look at a scene and analyse what is moving and what isn’t. It will then produce a photo with the moving things cut out – allowing people to take a picture of a momentum or other sight in full, even though there might have been people in front of it the whole time.

Adobe showed off a prototype of the new app at its Max Conference in San Francisco this week. It demonstrated the app on an Android phone, showing how it can simply cut out all of the obstructions in a photo and take a picture of the Taj Mahal or Eiffel Tower without any people in the way.

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It works in just a few seconds, according to the on-stage demonstration, using the phone’s processing power to quickly remove all of the obstructions.

The app seems to require that the phone stays absolutely still, which would mean that it needs to be left on a tripod or another stable surface.

Adobe didn’t say when the new tool would be released, saying only that it had “been working” on the app.

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