stock photography

Getty launches another AI-generated service with iStock

Jan 12, 2024
Alex Baker

Getty Images has launched a second AI generator as part of its stock image services. This new feature will be a part of iStock and…

Adobe Stock sharpens rules over AI images illustrating real events

Nov 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Over the past year, generative AI has completely transformed how we work and create Sadly, it has led to countless misuses and fake news. After recent cases of using Adobe Stock AI content to spread false information, the platform has announced new policies regarding AI images of real events. The company says the changes are necessary to prevent the misuse of AI-generated images to mislead or deceive people.

Open Planet is a new free-to-use video library to help fight climate change

Nov 9, 2023
Alex Baker

Open Planet is a brand new online library of over 4500 videos that are free to use. The project is a team effort between Studio…

You can now edit photos with AI directly in Shutterstock’s library. And it sucks

Oct 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

After welcoming AI images and launching its own AI image generator, Shutterstock has now announced new AI-powered editing features. From now on, you can edit photos directly in its library, transforming any stock image you find into exactly the image you need. Or at least that was the original idea, because the execution is far from perfect.

Does stock photography still make sense in 2023?

Oct 12, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me “Why don’t you do stock photography?” Or for every time a new photographer…

CPSC empowers people with disabilities, increases their representation in stock photos

May 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) noticed that people with disabilities aren’t represented enough in certain types of stock photography. But they didn’t just sit…

Stock photo website shares its wonderfully weird images and searches

May 2, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

I’ve worked on DIYP for years and during this time, I’ve come across dozens of weird images on stock websites. But imagine how many more…

Viral rescue dog photo shared after Turkey and Syria earthquake a 2018 stock image

Feb 8, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

On the night of 6 February 2023, a devastating 7.8 Richter earthquake hit south-eastern Turkey, near the border with Syria. The epicenter was near the…

Stock image companies reeling as free AI watermark remover encourages image theft

Jan 30, 2023
Alex Baker

How long have you argued the pros and cons of putting a watermark on your photographs? The arguments are strong for both sides, or at…

Death of stock photography? Shutterstock launches its own AI image generator

Jan 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Shortly after welcoming AI-generated images on its platform, Shutterstock has introduced its own AI image generator, Shutterstock.AI. In collaboration with OpenAI, Shutterstock now offers AI-generated…