Wacom's found a use for blockchain - and it will protect your art from AI

Wacom Yuify AI authenticator; images of an art app
I caught up with Wacom CEO Nobutaka Ide at this year's VFX Festival. (Image credit: Wacom)

Wacom has found a way to wrangle one controversial tech, blockchain, to dampen the impact of another, generative AI. Wacom Yuify is a service, in beta for Adobe, that enables digital artists and photographers to permanently record ownership of their work on the blockchain, to then control the legal use of those images through licensing.

Wacom Yuify is already available as a plugin for Photoshop (ironic given Adobe's stance on content use), and a beta version will be released for Clip Paint Studio at the end of June, and the excellent Rebelle shortly. (Read our Rebelle 7 review for more on this app - it's recommended.)

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.