Adobe continues pushing Adobe Firefly: the generative models' platform now supports text prompts in multiple global languages, and the integration of Firefly into Photoshop now has a new feature named Generative Expand that can expand an image beyond its original aspect ratio, automatically and non-destructively.
While the first upgrade aims at making the tool more inclusive and letting users from all over the world design more intuitively, the new Photoshop feature makes creative workflows even faster and more effortless than ever.
As recently announced, Adobe Firefly-powered features now support text prompts in 100+ languages, making it globally inclusive for millions of users who can now design using text descriptions in the language of their preference.
Firefly was launched in May 2023, was English-only until this announcement, and has amassed over 900 million image generations thus far. Reaching out to non-English speaking users in their native languages would certainly ensure an even higher adoption of the Photoshop-embedded tools and allow creatives to use them more comfortably.
The new Generative Expand feature uses the same Firefly technology as Generative Fill. Still, it’s more task-specific: it focuses on expanding an image’s content beyond its original aspect ratio in a natural-looking way.
You can use Generative Expands in two different ways. For both, you must select the “Crop” tool and extend the image field beyond the original borders to your desired size.
Then, you can:
- Leave the text prompt field blank and hit the “Generate” button on the Contextual Task Bar. The feature will then expand the image with content that seamlessly matches the original picture.
- Use the text prompt to add specific instructions regarding what the expanded content must look like. The software will then fill the new aspect ratio with an expanded image that matches your original but includes your requirements.
It’s important to note that, like Generative Fill, Expand is a non-destructive feature that generates new images in a new generative layer.
Expanding images is one of the most popular uses for AI image generation, so having it automated in a specific feature on its flagship image editor, is a clever move by Adobe. There are multiple uses for Generative Expand: resizing images and modifying their aspect ratio is the most obvious, but it’s also useful when your subject is cut off or when an object in focus is misplaced in the image’s composition, for example.
We are excited to try the new Adobe Firefly feature in Photoshop. Are you?