Adobe’s New ‘Generative Expand’ Tool Lets Users Extend Images with AI Generated Content

Robert Reeve.
July 27, 2023

Adobe just released Generative Expand, their latest update to the Firefly AI program. The tool allows users to expand images by generating new content automatically with AI.

Adobe’s New ‘Generative Expand’ Tool Lets Users Extend Images with AI Generated Content.

Adobe has intermittently updated Firefly with new AI features since its launch in March 2023. The AI program initially centered on image generation in a bid to rival competitors like OpenAI’s DALL·E 2. In May, the tool expanded, adding Generative Fill and vector recoloring to its repertoire of AI capabilities.

Now, Adobe has unveiled its latest helpful AI update. Generative Expand is a “new frictionless workflow dedicated to expanding images beyond their original bounds”. The tool allows users to extend the dimensions of their image seamlessly. The new canvas size automatically fills with AI-generated content that blends with the existing image.

To get started with the feature, designers simply need to select the ‘crop’ tool and expand the dimensions of their image. Users can also create an optional prompt to indicate the content they’d like the AI generator to fill the space with.

Users can add prompts to their designs to indicate their desired content. Credit: Adobe

Once the user is happy with the dimensions, they simply click ‘generate’. The AI tool will automatically fill the space with content, expanding the image without compromising resolution.

Generative Expand will automatically generate content to fill the new canvas. Credit: Adobe

Generative Expand is an outstanding tool. It will allow designers to create new, custom images in significantly less time. It even allows users to rotate and extend images without risking a loss of quality.

Firefly will integrate into Photoshop sometime in the latter half of 2023. But, if you’re keen to test out the AI’s capabilities, you can try the tools today as part of the Photoshop Beta. If you’re not part of the beta yet, you can find out more on Adobe’s FAQs.

Robert Reeve

Robert is an experienced marketing professional with extensive experience working with brands to refine go-to-market plans, SEO campaigns, and content marketing strategies. A committed writer with a keen eye on the latest developments, Robert specialises in producing content across all things tech and marketing.

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