Adobe Stock Starts Selling AI-Generated stock images
Adobe has begun the sale of stock images in its large photo library generated by AI programs such as Dall-E and Stable Diffusion.
According to Axios, Adobe announced on Monday that artists would be able to submit AI-generated pictures for sale through its stock photography marketplace, Adobe Stock.
The decision was made at the same time as Adobe embraced image synthesis and as the stock art industry as a whole made steps to address the rapidly expanding field of AI artwork.
Prior releases from Shutterstock and Getty Images also coincided with this period.
There are some limitations on what you can submit to Adobe Stock as AI-generated imagery.
The artwork must be created by the artist (or have the permission to use it), must be presented as an illustration (even if it is photorealistic), and must have the phrase “Generative AI” in the title.
Additionally, each AI piece of art must follow Adobe’s brand-new Generative AI Content Guidelines, which demand that the creator include a model release for any real people who are realistically portrayed in the piece.
A property release, which certifies the artist has all essential rights to license the content to Adobe Stock, is required for artworks that feature illustrations of real persons or imaginary businesses, characters, or properties.
The introduction of image synthesis programs like Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, and DALL-E earlier this year opened up a seemingly endless source of generative art that can mimic popular art styles in several media, including photography.
Relying on a text description known as a prompt, each AI tool enables an artist to produce a creation.
We discussed a few early examples of artists selling AI artwork on stock photography websites in September.
According to reports, Shutterstock initially reacted by eliminating certain generative art but then changed its mind and teamed up with OpenAI to post AI-generated artwork on the website.
Getty Images prohibited AI artwork in late September due to concerns over copyright issues that haven’t been thoroughly explored in court.
Beyond these legal issues, AI-generated art has also raised ethical issues for artists. Some have challenged the potential of image synthesis algorithms to replicate works of art in the styles of contemporary painters, particularly given the fact that the AI models obtained this capability through unlawful website scraping.