Cebuano student leads team behind voice-controlled photo editing app

“Change the color of the shirt,” the voice on the video said. Like magic, the shirt of the woman in the photo took on a bluish hue and, with a swipe on a slider, turned orange.

The video (embedded at the end of this post) is a demonstration of PixelTone, a prototype iPad app that allows users to edit images using voice commands and touch gestures.

The app was created by a team from the University of Michigan School of Information working with Adobe Research. That team is led by graduate student research assistant and masters student Gierad Laput, a Cebuano.

Gierad Laput during a recent presentation. The Cebuano student led a team that created an app that allows users to edit photos using a combination of voice commands and touch gestures.

Gierad Laput during a recent presentation. The Cebuano student led a team that created an app that allows users to edit photos using a combination of voice commands and touch gestures. (Photo provided by Gierad Laput)

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