Virtually position any of Shutterstock’s 250 million images against the wall in a room of your choosing. That could be very useful when you’re dreaming up – or selling ideas.
Shutterstock now offers an AR feature on the Shutterstock customer iOS application. The new View in Room button allows users to access their camera phone and virtually position any of Shutterstock’s 250 million images against the wall in a room of their choosing.
Of course, being able to see an image in a physical place before it’s licensed is a real boon for retail, hospitality and interior design businesses also. Once View in Room is turned on, its accesses the phone’s camera. By holding the camera up to a wall, the app will identify the wall space and populate the image directly onto the wall. The user can then adjust the size to get a better idea of what the image would look like on the wall.
“We have been committed to experimenting with cutting-edge technologies for over fifteen years. After years of advancing our in-house computer vision technology to enhance search capabilities on web and mobile, we are very excited to announce our first AR-powered mobile viewing experience for customers,” stated Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock. “This is yet another great project to have been developed from its initial iteration at our annual employee Hackathon, Hack to the Future. We decided to put this hack into production because of its potential to have an immediate customer impact.”
The View in Room tool is available on the Shutterstock Customer iPhone application.