Neural Filters list and FAQ

Learn more about the AI-driven filters available in the Neural Filters gallery, as well as answers to commonly asked questions.

Explore a range of creative ideas with new re-imagined filters powered by Adobe Sensei. With Neural Filters in Photoshop, colorize your old black and white photos, alter facial expressions, realistically blur backgrounds in a snap, or drastically edit your portraits. 

Featured Filters

Skin Smoothing

Save precious time when editing portraits with the Skin Smoothing filter. Quickly smooth blemishes, skin spots, and acne with one click.

Skin Smoothing

JPEG Artifacts Removal

The JPEG Artifacts Removal filter removes artifacts resulting from JPEG compression. 

JPG Artifacts Removal

Style Transfer

Explore new looks to your imagers with the Style Transfer filter. This filter applies selected artistic styles to your images, sparking new creative ideas.

Style Transfer

Beta Filters

Smart Portrait

The Smart Portrait filter simplifies complex portrait editing workflows in a few simple steps. The Smart Portrait filter adjusts portraits creatively by generating new elements for Happiness, Surprise, Anger, Facial Age, Gaze, Hair Thickness, Head Direction, and Light Direction.

Portrait age

Makeup Transfer

Do you want to change your whole look without changing your makeup? This Makeup Transfer filter applies a similar style of make up to the eyes and mouth area from one open image to another.

Makeup Transfer

Depth Blur

The Depth Blur filter creates environmental depth in an image to feature a foreground or background object. You can also use this to add haze around your subject and adjust the temperature of the surroundings to make it warmer or cooler. 

Depth-Aware Haze

Super Zoom (Beta)

Quickly zoom in and crop an image with the Super Zoom filter, then let Photoshop add detail to compensate for the loss of resolution.

Super Zoom

Colorize (Beta)

Bring your vintage photos back to life with the Colorize Filter to quickly add color to your black and white photographs. You can add one to many focal points to enhance colorization in a specific area in your photo and set other attributes.



What operating systems are required to use Neural Filters?

Neural Filters will run on the following operating systems:


  • All filters will be available on macOS starting with 10.15. 
  • Some filters will not be available on macOS 10.14, but the majority of the filters will be present. (e.g. “Photo Restoration” will not be present on 10.14)

Windows: All Win 10 versions support Neural Filters.

Do I need to download the filters locally or do some filters work in the cloud?

Most of the filters work locally, so you need to download them before you can use them. Depth Blur (Beta) is currently the only filter that works exclusively in the cloud. 

Some filters, such as Smart Portrait (Beta), process some operations in the cloud. Internet connectivity is required to fully benefit from the filters.

How can I update my filters?

We are continuously working to improve the performance of the machine learning models that the filters are based on. When updates become available Photoshop will request that you update your filters.

How large are the filter downloads?

They range from less than 1 MB (Skin Smoothing) to more than 200MB (Smart Portrait). Some filters are based on smaller machine learning models, while others on bigger ones. However, we are continuously working to optimize the sizes of each model.

Do the filters use the GPU or CPU?

Except for Depth Blur, which is fully cloud-based, each filter will first try using your local computer's GPU. If your computer doesn’t have a performant GPU, the filters will default to the CPU. A high performant GPU is not required.

Can I delete a filter from my local machine?

Yes. You can access the filters at the following locations. Each subfolder contains one model.

  • macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/UXP/PluginsStorage/PHSP/22/Internal/ 
  • Windows: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\UXP\PluginsStorage\PHSP\22\Internal\\PluginData

Is Adobe collecting my information? What type of information?

  • Adobe collects anonymous behavioral data (clicks, likes, slider drags)
  • Adobe collects images anonymously when you include them in your feedback, and will not associate these images with a person or user
  • Adobe collects data for the purpose of optimizing the machine learning models to generate better results

How is Adobe handling inclusivity and biases?

Since the gallery is used mostly on portraits, and the filters are based on new technology, unforseen results can occur
with respect to inclusivity and biases. Adobe is committed to ensuring inclusivity and equity. If you experience any biased results, please contact us using the feedback mechanism.

We are constantly working on improving the technology behind the filters to reduce the number of biased or undesirable results to zero, and have a process in place to handle such experiences in real time, should they occur.

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