Artificial intelligence makes Photoshop foolproof

Anyone who works with images on a PC, laptop, or smartphone can hardly do without Photoshop. Now the well-known software is taking the next big step: With Adobe’s AI Firefly, photoshopping will be easier than ever. Adobe wants to get essential problems out of the way right away.

Photoshop for everyone: Image AI launches in beta version
Photoshop is one of the most powerful programs in image software – and now it’s going one better. With Firefly, developer Adobe has its artificial intelligence up its sleeve, now taking its first walking tests over Photoshop. Initial information shows: The AI takes off immediately.

The basic principle is simple: You give the AI instructions via text command, which it then implements directly in the image without losing time. The corresponding function is called “Generative Fill.” According to Adobe, new content can be added to images, entire images can be expanded, or unwanted content can be removed. The manufacturer shows in the video how easily and quickly this is supposed to work:

Select elements or image areas, enter the editing request in the text field, and the task is done – quite impressive, and, above all, you can do practically nothing wrong. Adobe says Photoshop users will also be able to create new content and creative images “as fast as you can type.”

In the process, the AI works with “generative layers.” Additional content is digitally inserted separately from the original image. This makes it possible to switch back and forth between different effects and changes without losing time. If the desired result is not achieved, users can restore the original “losslessly” at any time, Adobe promises.

Adobe wants to keep security high in AI images
In developing the Firefly generative AI, Adobe has also already gotten one major issue out of the way: “The AI has been trained on millions of licensed, high-resolution images from Adobe Stock to ensure that Firefly does not generate content based on other people’s or brands’ intellectual property,” the company says.

This should provide legal certainty for users since the AI should not be able to infringe the copyrights of others – a potential advantage over open-source AI, where this danger can hardly be ruled out, at least so far. In addition, images created by Firefly are to be provided with digital trademarks. This makes it possible to determine whether images are actual photos or content generated by an AI.

Photoshop’s Generative Fill is now available as a beta version for the desktop. A web version of the Firefly AI is also in open beta.

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