The Skylab Story
When academia met industry
Skylab was founded in 2018 by TJ Rak, a photographer with
15 years of industry experience, and Alireza Shafaei, a machine learning PhD. Together they are building the picture perfect team to bring the future of portrait editing to the world, from Vancouver, Canada.
Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CTO
Chief Product Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Customer Success Manager
Machine Learning Engineer
Our commitment to R&D
At Skylab we are committed to advancing research in computational photography and computer vision. We have released the first large-scale, professionally retouched dataset of human faces to encourage further work by others. Explore this and our first academic publication to gain more insight into how Skylab is revolutionizing the world of photo editing.
AutoRetouch: Automatic Professional Face Retouching (Oral Presentation)
Alireza Shafaei (skylabtech), James J. Little (UBC), Mark Schmidt (UBC)
Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2021
Flickr-Faces-HQ-Retouching (FFHQR) is a high-quality image dataset of retouched human faces for computer vision research.
It has been made available under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license by Skylab Technologies Inc.