Stability AI's new Uncrop tool makes expanding images free

(Image credit: Stability AI)

AI image generation has evolved so fast that it seems it was years ago that DALL-E 2 introduced 'outpainting' (it was only in September). The feature allows users to effectively 'uncrop' an image by expanding it beyond its original borders. 

The tool led to a spate of experiments in which people started uncropping famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa. Well, be prepared for a lot more of that kind of thing because Stability AI, the developer behind Stable Diffusion, has just launched a tool specifically for this purpose. It's called, quite straightforwardly, Uncrop (see our pick of the best AI art generators).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.