Developed and invented by programmer Kevin Karsch, this photo editing technique lets “amateurs add any object to photos without special equipment, training, or access to anything bar one original still.” That’s right, “Karsch’s software automatically builds a rough 3D model of a scene – users just have to add any surfaces it might have missed, by drawing on screen.” Video after the break.

‘Next,the user annotates light sources and light shafts (strongly directed light) in the image. Our system automatically generates a physical model of the scene using these annotations,’ says Karsch. The software then adds light – Karsch notes that it can deal with shiny, reflective or even ‘glowing’ synthetic objects.

[via DailyMail]