With the new AI editing features, you can now customize any image on Shutterstock’s catalog and make it your own with virtually infinite creative possibilities.
We have all the details of this new tool, so read on!
Today, Shutterstock launched six new generative AI features built-in directly in their large stock photo library that lets you modify any image in the depository with just one click and great results to craft the perfect visual for your needs.
These new features (already available in beta) include:
Magic Brush – Use the brush to select an element or space in the photo and one-click erase or use a text prompt to describe what you want it replaced with or added in that spot
Variations – Generate three different versions of any stock image to explore possible compositions
Expand – Zoom out and automatically fill in a larger frame with more details that complete the original image
Background Remover – Remove and replace the background in a photo, keeping the main subjects and using text prompts to summon the perfect background (this feature will be available soon)
Crop – Smartly change the shape of your image to match your desired frame, modifying size, ratio, and focal point
Filter – Change the style of an image with a filter from a selection provided
These new features add to Shutterstock Generate, the AI image generator based on Dall-E launched earlier this year and soon to be updated with the latest version of that generative AI model, which is now also integrated into Creative AI. Plus, the new AI design assistant announced a few months ago is soon coming to the platform.
The features are all accessible from each image's page, and you can simply hit the download button when you're ready to license the final result – each download of an AI-generated or AI-edited stock image is one regular download from any Shutterstock image plan or credit pack.
This exciting development turns Shutterstock’s 700 Million image library into an infinite pool of custom pictures readily at your fingertips.
Without requiring design skills or learning complicated software, any Shutterstock user can now modify professional stock images in a few seconds, with smooth results, to license and use in their graphics. In the words of Shutterstock’s CEO Paul Hennessy, it’s “as if they were directing the photoshoot themselves.”
This functionality is similar to that of Adobe Firefly integrations into Photoshop –which is also combinable with Adobe Stock for AI-editing of stock photos– and means new creative possibilities for those looking to license stock imagery that is picture-perfect for their needs and on-brand.
Add the fact that Shutterstock has a strong commitment to developing ethical generative AI resources and, among other measurements, trains its AI image generation tool with its own authorized content and compensates contributors for the use of their work in training and in new image generations. Plus, the company’s AI-generated and AI-edited pictures are under royalty-free license and legally backed for commercial use.
It’s a well-rounded offer and an exciting new opportunity to find exactly what you’re looking for in a stock photo library.
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