Adobe unveils new image generation tools in AI push
Adobe, the renowned software company, is stepping up its game with the introduction of new image-generation technology. This cutting-edge technology allows users to draw inspiration from an uploaded image and replicate its style, putting Adobe in direct competition with startups that have been challenging its core business.
Startups like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion have been gaining traction in the market, threatening Adobe’s customer base of creative professionals who rely on its tools, such as Photoshop. In response, Adobe has been aggressively developing its own version of image-generating technology, integrating it into its software programs.
One of the standout features of Adobe’s new generation of tools is “Generative Match.” This feature not only enables users to generate an image from a few words of text, but it also allows them to upload as few as 10 to 20 images to serve as a basis for the generated images. This innovation opens up a world of possibilities for big brands, as they can now upload a handful of product or character photos and use generative technology to automatically create hundreds or even thousands of images for various needs, such as websites, social media campaigns, and print advertisements.
Ely Greenfield, Adobe’s chief technology officer for digital media, explained that this technology revolutionizes the creative process. Previously, obtaining a large number of photos for a project was a manual and time-consuming task. However, with generative technology, a significant portion of photography can now be done virtually, saving time and resources. Greenfield envisions a future where traditional photography and creative work will be combined with adaptation using generative technology, resulting in a seamless and efficient workflow.
In addition to the image-generation tools, Adobe has also introduced tools for generating vector graphics, which are easily resizable and commonly used for logos and product labels. Furthermore, the company has unveiled tools for creating templates for brochures and other marketing materials. These additions further enhance Adobe’s comprehensive suite of creative solutions, empowering users to create stunning visuals across a wide range of mediums.
Adobe has always been committed to providing its customers with innovative and reliable tools. To address any concerns about legal challenges, Adobe has assured its users that the generated images will be safe. This promise has resonated with customers, as they have already utilized the tools to generate an astounding three billion images, with one billion generated in the last month alone.
Notably, Adobe has decided to maintain its pricing structure, with no changes from the increases previously disclosed in September. This demonstrates Adobe’s dedication to offering value to its customers while continuously improving its products and services.
With its latest advancements in image-generation technology, Adobe is once again proving itself as a leader in the creative software industry. By empowering users to effortlessly create visually stunning content, Adobe is ensuring that creative professionals can continue to push the boundaries of their imagination and deliver exceptional results.