The AI image generator Firefly is coming to Photoshop soon. According to Adobe, fans can expect the Generative Fill in “the second half of 2023.” Once available, it should allow users to use AI to add elements to their images and even expand the background of cropped photos. 

“By integrating Firefly directly into workflows as a creative co-pilot, Adobe is accelerating ideation, exploration and production for all of our customers,” said Senior Vice President of Adobe’s Digital Media Ashley Still. “Generative Fill combines the speed and ease of generative AI with the power and precision of Photoshop, empowering customers to bring their visions to life at the speed of their imaginations.”

The Generative Fill feature will use Adobe’s AI image generator Firefly, which was first introduced in web beta in March. Its ability is incredibly promising as it simplifies the work of editing images through text prompts. And as its name implies, it can fill an original image with newly generated images or elements. Even more, it can expand the borders of the pictures. For instance, if you have an awkwardly cropped image, Generative Fill can fill in the missing parts. You can either allow it to work by itself or provide some prompts to guide it.

Nonetheless, the Generative Fill is still far from perfect and keen-eyed folks might still find the generated elements. Yet, the Firefly-powered feature certainly applies the points Photoshop users observe when editing images manually. For example, in the before and after pictures provided by Adobe, it was able to include reflection and shadows to make the generated elements more realistic. It also followed the level of blurriness of the background to make the filling process seamless.

Interested individuals who like to try out the feature can use it by downloading the desktop beta app of Photoshop or by using it as a Firefly beta app module.

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