Adobe Firefly: everything you need to know about the AI image generator

Adobe Firefly is a suite of generative AI tools developed by Adobe, the creative software giant behind the likes of Photoshop and Illustrator. Like all of the best AI art generators, it involves an AI model that has been trained to recognise connections between text and images in order to allow users to generate imagery using text prompts. 

However, Adobe Firefly has a few differences that set it apart from rival offerings such as Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and DALL-E2. Not least there's its claimed 'ethical' credentials. Many AI models were trained on images scraped from the internet with no regard for copyright. Firefly was trained only on open source images, content that is no longer in copyright and content from Adobe Stock. 

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Ken Coleman

Ken Coleman lectures in game art and design at Clonmel Digital Campus in Ireland. He also designs for clients such as Catalyst Games and Morbid Angel.

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