Adobe Research is experimenting with a voice-controlled photo editing virtual assistant. A demo video uploaded to Adobe’s YouTube account shows how the tool might function, performing and undoing basic edits to an image, and exporting the final product to Facebook – all achieved through spoken commands.

The demo shows this feature being used for extremely basic editing functions (cropping, flipping an image), which Adobe calls ‘a first step towards a robust multimodal voice-based interface’ for its mobile applications.

Given that voice control is popping up in just about every gadget you can think of, it seems logical for Adobe to be considering adding voice control to its apps. The Internet of Things is rapidly turning out to be the Internet of Shouting at Things, so voice-controlled photo editing seems inevitable.