It’s time for another software battle! So far, we’ve compared AI photo sharpening and AI photo noise reduction. Next up, is AI photo upscaling, and we’re putting Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Gigapixel AI, Skylum Luminar Neo Upscale AI, and ON1 Resize AI 2023 up against each other. Upscaling images is important for print purposes, and it even slips in with pro-stock shooters who need to create images at specific resolutions. Having AI helps us by upscaling whilst preserving details and filling in the blanks sounds great, but which software does it best?
Wouldn’t this eventually become a paid streaming service where you put in a prompt, and a full-fledged movie pops out the other end? A movie that required no writers, directors, actors, sets, costume designers, or editors to create, just some AI software.
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are all around us. I firmly believe the future of photography is computational, and we currently have a whole range of companies fighting to make the best progress in AI. Here at DIYPhotography, we’re putting various elements of AI head-to-head to determine the best software on the market. We recently covered AI Noise Reduction, and today we move on to Sharpening.
As artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues to develop, so too does the ability to create realistic images with the help of AI.
I have been spending some time testing out how good this new technology really is, trying to figure out who has the creative control, how I feel about being removed from the process, and how as a photographer, I can take advantage of this new tech while sitting in my living room in the middle of North Yorkshire.
You may know Antti Karppinen for his amazing conceptual photos and photo manipulations. He’s been merging illusion with reality in his work for a while now, and now he’s added an interesting twist to it: artificial intelligence.
Thanks to tools like DALL-E and Midjourney, you can create an image from pretty much anything you can spell. Antti was curious whether it will be possible with his work. Since it’s dreamy and surreal, Midjourney seemed like a logical choice – and it did a remarkably good job!
Text-to-image generators are becoming increasingly popular and integrated into more and more apps. And now it’s Canva’s turn. From now on, you can use the text-to-image feature straight in the editor while designing your creations. And you don’t even need a paid account for it, as it’s available to all users.
Text-to-image generators like DALL-E have been available to the public for a while now, and so has DALL-E’s API. While it’s amusing to create surreal images with them, these tools come in handy in the real world, and PhotoRoom is one example of this usability.
This photo editing tool now offers an AI-powered feature that turns your crappy phone snapshots into decent, or even great product shots. Just snap your photo, describe the context as you would with DALL-E or Midjourney, and watch the magic happen.
AI-powered text-to-image generator, DALL-E, has been available to everyone for a while now. It’s absolutely amazing to play with, but from now on, it could become a part of other apps and find so many applications.
OpenAI has now opened DALL-E’s API to everyone, meaning that developers can integrate the generator straight into their apps and products. So if you’re an app creator, you can now start building with this same technology in a matter of minutes. How exciting!
AI-generated images have become a thing, they’re available to everyone, and it looks like they’re here to stay. So, Shutterstock decided to embrace them and add them to its offer. Teaming up with OpenAI, the company is soon integrating the text-to-image model DALL-E 2 straight into its website.
We have shared quite a few articles about AI and image generation recently. From art to deep fake to tool creation. Dall-E and Google’s Imagen have definitely been instrumental in bringing text-based image generation to the masses, but have you considered some more fun applications? Like creating photos of yourself as a Viking, warrior, or James bond?
Asteria just released Dreambooth, a “Tailor-made AI image generation” tool. I played with it for a while, and let me tell you. It is a rabbit hole. Let me share a quick tutorial on how to use this tool to create the perfect collection of “you”.
If you create any good “prompts”, share them in the comments. Not sure what that means? You will at the end of the article.