Adobe Systems Incorporated is a multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for the Portable Document Format and Adobe Creative Suite, later Adobe Creative Cloud.Adobe was founded in February 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. In 1985, Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in its LaserWriter printers, which helped spark the desktop publishing revolution.As of 2015, Adobe Systems has about 13,500 employees, about 40% of whom work in San Jose. Adobe also has major development operations in Waltham, Massachusetts; New York City, New York; Orlando, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Lehi, Utah; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco and San Luis Obispo, California in the United States. Wikipedia.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-01-17
Facilitating text identification and editing in images in which in one or more embodiments, a user selection of a location in an area of text in an image is received. Given the location, a region of interest that includes text (including the location of the user selection) in the image is determined. Distortion resulting from a surface in the image on which the text is situated being at some angle other than parallel to the image capture plane is also corrected. One or more fonts and font sizes of the text in the region of interest are also detected. Various actions can be taken on the text in the region of interest (e.g., editing the text and/or identifying the text).
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-01-05
Techniques for facial expression capture for character animation are described. In one or more implementations, facial key points are identified in a series of images. Each image, in the series of images, is normalized from the identified facial key points. Facial features are determined from each of the normalized images. Then a facial expression is classified, based on the determined facial features, for each of the normalized images. In additional implementations, a series of images are captured that include performances of one or more facial expressions. The facial expressions in each image of the series of images are classified by a facial expression classifier. Then the facial expression classifications are used by a character animator system to produce a series of animated images of an animated character that include animated facial expressions that are associated with the facial expression classification of the corresponding image in the series of images.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-01-04
An image is displayed using a computer system. The image includes contents that have a visible feature therein at a first location. A first input is received that includes a user movement of at least the visible feature from the first location. During the user movement, the first location is synthesized with content from where the visible feature is currently located. A second input is received that specifies an end of the user movement at a second location. A source area in the image is identified. The method further includes identifying additional contents within the source area. The additional contents are identified using a patch-based optimization algorithm on the image. The method further includes updating the image to have the additional contents at least in the first location.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-03-09
A system rewards use of a software application in a computerized device during operation of the software application in the computerized device by identifying an amount of an input signal received from at least one input device in association with the software application and accumulating a total of the amount of the input signal received over time for the software application. The system provides a reward, such as airline miles or other credit, to a registered user associated with the software application based on the accumulated total of the amount of the input signal.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-03-02
Image cropping suggestion using multiple saliency maps is described. In one or more implementations, component scores, indicative of visual characteristics established for visually-pleasing croppings, are computed for candidate image croppings using multiple different saliency maps. The visual characteristics on which a candidate image cropping is scored may be indicative of its composition quality, an extent to which it preserves content appearing in the scene, and a simplicity of its boundary. Based on the component scores, the croppings may be ranked with regard to each of the visual characteristics. The rankings may be used to cluster the candidate croppings into groups of similar croppings, such that croppings in a group are different by less than a threshold amount and croppings in different groups are different by at least the threshold amount. Based on the clustering, croppings may then be chosen, e.g., to present them to a user for selection.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-03-06
A machine may render a view that includes a portion of an infinite plane within a three-dimensional (3D) space. The machine may determine a polygon within a frustum in the 3D space. The polygon may be determined by calculating an intersection of the frustum with the infinite plane. The polygon may represent that portion of the infinite plane which lies within the boundaries of the frustum. The machine may then determine a color of an element of this polygon according to one or more algorithms, default values, or other programming for depicting the infinite plane within the 3D space. The color of this element of the polygon may be that applied by the machine to a further element that is located on the far plane of the frustum, and this further element may be located at a height above the polygon within the 3D space.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-02-21
In some embodiments, a processor accesses electronic content that includes multiple selectable objects that are renderable in a graphical interface. The processor generates multiple selection areas respectively associated with the selectable objects. An input to the graphical interface received within each selection area selects an associated selectable object. Generating the selection areas includes generating a boundary around at least one of the selectable objects. Any point within the boundary is closer to the associated selectable object than any other selectable object. Generating the selection areas also includes clipping the boundary to define the selection area for the selectable object. The processor adds the selection areas to a document object model associated with the electronic content. The document object model is usable for rendering the graphical interface with the selectable objects and identifying the selection areas.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-02-15
A multi-cluster database management system is disclosed that distributes and manages data across a multi-cluster database through the use of cluster partitions. The multi-cluster database management system assigns cluster partitions to clusters of the multi-cluster database. The multi-cluster database management system can evenly or substantially evenly divide the cluster partitions and associated data among the clusters of the multi-cluster database. The multi-cluster database management system can scale in or out by adding or removing clusters from the multi-cluster database when needed or desired. Once a cluster is added or removed, the multi-cluster database management system re-balances the cluster partitions and the associated data across the clusters of the modified multi-cluster database.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-03-13
Methods and systems for tracking events associated with use of video content are disclosed. A method collects events associated with use of video content at a computing device. In response to determining that a tracking interval has elapsed, the method optimizes the collected events by grouping similar events together, serializes the optimized events by structuring the optimized events in a defined format, and creates a tracking call to send the serialized events to a remote computing device. A system determines setup parameters for tracking collection on a client computing device, the setup parameters comprising an error tracking parameter, and setup check and tracking intervals. The system periodically receives serialized event data from a client device in accordance with the tracking interval, the event data having been collected in response to occurrences of tracked events associated with use of video content at the client device, the video content including an advertisement.
Adobe Systems | Date: 2017-03-15
Paintbrush and liquid simulation techniques are described. In one or more implementations, input is received to perform brush strokes with a virtual paintbrush on a virtual canvas. For virtual paint on the virtual canvas, lifelike paint qualities are simulated. However, the lifelike paint qualities are simulated solely for the virtual paint that is within a region of the canvas. The lifelike paint qualities are not simulated for virtual paint located outside the region. As part of simulating the interaction between the virtual paint, the virtual paintbrush, and the virtual canvas, various parts of the simulation may be performed by different processing units. For example, bristles of the virtual paintbrush may be simulated utilizing a first processing device such as a central processing unit (CPU). A second processing unit, such as a graphics processing unit (GPU), may be employed to simulate the lifelike effects of the virtual paint.