Adobe adds generative AI to Photoshop beta

Adobe adds generative AI to Photoshop beta

The beta version of the Adobe Photoshop graphics editor has received a new AI tool that allows users to use text input to scale images and add or remove objects. The feature is called Generative Fill and is based on Firefly’s generative AI models for working with images.

    Image source: Adobe

Image source: Adobe

The feature is similar to Photoshop’s existing content-aware fill tool, but gives the user more creative options. For content creators familiar with Firefly’s AI-powered imaging tools, the new feature won’t come as a huge surprise, but integrating Photoshop’s AI technology will allow the company to reach a wider audience for the product.

In addition to functionality, an important element of Firefly is the data source for training. Adobe claims that the model is only trained on content that the company has permission to use, be it images from Adobe Stock, content with an open license, or content without any copyright restrictions. In theory, this means that anything created with the Generative Fill feature should be safe for commercial use, compared to AI models whose training data is less transparent. Generative Fill also supports Content Credentials, a system that credits images before they are published online, indicating whether the content was created or edited by AI.

Generative Fill is not yet available in the full version of Photoshop, but you can try it today by downloading the beta desktop app or as a module in the Firefly beta. Adobe states that a full release will occur in the second half of 2023.


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