Adobe Firefly

Minimum age to hold an Adobe ID
13+ Minimum age to hold an Adobe ID

What is Adobe Firefly?

Adobe Firefly is an artificial intelligence (AI) text-to-image generator available online or within Adobe software such as Adobe Express, Photoshop and Illustrator. You can generate new images or modify existing images, including vector-based artwork. Adobe Firefly runs on the Firefly Image 2 model, which is trained on Adobe Stock images, openly licensed content and public domain content. You need an Adobe account, or Adobe ID, to use Adobe Firefly.

Adobe Firefly works in a similar way to Adobe’s suite of creative software, so it will be familiar to users of Photoshop, Illustrator or Adobe Express. Its image-editing capabilities include generative fill (using a text prompt to remove or add objects to an image), filter and text effects (adding textures, volume and effects), and generative recolour (for images, text and vector artwork). When generating a new image, Adobe Firefly lets you upload a gallery of reference images, so the result is closer to what you had in mind.

Adobe has moderation mechanisms in place to detect and report material that is abusive or illegal, including material that shows or implies the abuse of minors. Images generated or edited through Adobe Firefly contain a Content Credentials (CR) pin or digital metadata that identify them as being AI-generated or edited. This comes in the form of metadata encoded in the image and a CR symbol that can be displayed on the image as a watermark. This is designed to help people identify images generated by or edited using artificial intelligence.

Apps: Adobe Firefly

How do people use Adobe Firefly?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use AI image generation and editing tools like Adobe Firefly.

Adobe Firefly is used for: ai generative images, content sharing, photo/video sharing and screen capture.

How can you report offensive or abusive content?

These links are provided by Adobe:

Key safety links

These links are provided by Adobe:

  • Terms of use
    The terms of use that you agree to when using an Adobe ID account, including privacy, data protection and intellectual property rights.
  • Adobe generative AI user guidelines
    These guidelines outline what is expected of Adobe users when using generative AI.
  • Content Credentials in Adobe Firefly
    Explains what a Content Credential is and how it is automatically generated in content produced or edited by Adobe Firefly.
  • Privacy policy
    Outlines how Adobe collects and uses your data.

Last updated: 10/05/2024

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