Adobe posted news titled: “Adobe Express With AI-Powered Firefly Integration Now Commercially Available”. Here are some parts of this news:
Latest Innovations in Express
AI-first, all-in-one editor gives users the ability to make high-impact design elements, engaging videos and images, stunning PDFs, animation and standout content ready for Instagram, TikTok, and other social channels and platforms.
Firefly integrated into Express makes it possible to quickly generate custom images and text effects from text prompts in over 100 languages and designed to be safe for commercial use. Plus, more AI-power helps creators to take the guesswork out of design and quickly find the perfect addition to content or get personalized template recommendations that fit unique styles, to create social media posts, videos, posters, flyers and more.
Deep workflows with Creative Cloud apps allow users to easily access, edit and work with creative assets from Photoshop and Illustrator directly within Express, or add linked files that always stay in sync across apps.
Brand Control Features unlock creativity across the Enterprise, given users the ability to create, edit, and version brand approved assets to deliver on-brand quality content at scale.
PDF Support in the new all-in-one editor makes it even easier to import, edit, and enhance documents to create visually stunning PDF’s.
Quick actions like remove background in images and videos, animate a character using just audio, convert to GIF and edit PDFs, makes it even easier to create standout content quickly and simply.
Real-time co-editing and seamless review and comment capabilities add speed to the creation process.
176 days after launching its Firefly generative AI models into beta, Adobe announced that Firefly is now generally and commercially available in its Creative Cloud, Adobe Express and Adobe Experience Cloud, TechCrunch reported.
According to TechCrunch, Adobe also announced how it plans to charge for Firefly going forward. The company is going to use what it calls “generative credits’ to measure how often users interact with these models. Basically, every time you click ‘generate’ to create a Firefly image, you’ll consume one credit (and the company retooled the Firefly web app, for example, so that it doesn’t automatically start generating images before you’ve made all of the tweaks you wanted to make.)
TechCrunch also reported that everybody on existing paid Adobe plans will get access to quite a few of these generative credits. Here is the full list:
* Cloud All Apps: 1,000
* Creative Cloud Single App (include Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Pro, AfterEffects
Audition, Animate Dreamweaver, Stock, Photography 1TB): 500
* Adobe Stock paid subscriptions: 500
* Adobe Express Premium: 250
* Adobe Firefly Premium: 100
* Creative Cloud for Enterprise All Apps: 1,000
* Creative Cloud Pro Plus All Apps: 3,000
* Free Users with an Adobe ID; Adobe Express, Adobe Firefly, Creative Cloud: 25
TechCrunch noted that once you run out of those credits – at least on most of these plans – you won’t lose access to Firefly, but it will run significantly slower.
Engadget that generative AI has not exactly been greeted with the warmest of welcomes, mostly on account of it ripping off an entire internet’s worth of art for its training. Then there was the whole subsequent “replacing actual artists with cheap AI knockoffs after stealing their work for training purposes” issue as well.
Personally, I’m not a fan of AI-created content. I very much prefer making my own artwork by hand, like I was taught when I was in college. Any art I choose to post online is behind a locked account – specifically to prevent an AI from stealing my work.