- Adobe’s Firefly AI model is now available to a broader user base.
- Businesses can leverage Firefly AI for branding.
- Content Credentials ensure responsible AI usage.
- Adobe introduced a credit-based system for faster access.
- A new bonus initiative for Adobe Stock contributors.
After an extensive period of beta testing, Adobe has officially unveiled the commercial availability of its Firefly generative AI model, making it accessible to users of Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Express, and Adobe Experience Cloud.
This groundbreaking development signifies that the Firefly-infused functionalities, previously confined to beta iterations of Adobe applications, such as Illustrator’s vector recoloring, Express’ text-to-image enhancements, and Photoshop’s Generative ai tools, are now accessible to a broader user base. (Note that some geographical restrictions may apply in regions with stringent AI regulations, such as China.)
Furthermore, Adobe is introducing a standalone Firefly ai web application, enabling users to explore its generative capabilities without the need for specific Adobe Creative Suite subscriptions.
Adobe Express Premium, along with the Firefly ai web app, will be incorporated into premium Creative Cloud subscription plans.
Another notable advancement is the availability of Adobe Firefly for Enterprise, which could be particularly appealing to businesses in search of a commercially compliant generative AI model.
Adobe’s training of Firefly, using Adobe Stock and public domain content exempt from copyright restrictions, ensures its suitability for such applications.
Additionally, Adobe is actively working on ways to enable customers to personalize Firefly models by integrating their proprietary assets, thus facilitating the generation of customized content aligned with their brand identity.
All content produced through Firefly-powered features will now include Content Credentials—an electronic “nutrition label” endorsed by the Content Authenticity Initiative. These labels attach attribution metadata, clearly indicating that the image has been AI-generated.
The information displayed includes the asset’s name, creation date, tools utilized in its generation, and any subsequent edits. Notably, Adobe is among the 15 companies that have made commitments to the White House to develop technology capable of identifying AI-generated images and sharing safety-related data to promote responsible usage of generative AI.
To manage the computational demands and associated costs of generative AI, Adobe is introducing a novel credit-based system. Users can redeem these credits to access the fastest Firefly-powered workflows.
Effective immediately, the Firefly ai web app, Express Premium, and paid Creative Cloud plans will include a monthly allocation of Generative Credits. Subscribers to the all-app Creative Cloud package will receive 1,000 credits each month.
Should users exceed their credit limit, they will still be able to generate Firefly content, albeit at a reduced speed. Free plans for supported applications will also include a credit allocation, though this allocation is fixed and may necessitate additional credit purchases if exhausted before the monthly reset.
Customers will have the option to acquire supplementary Firefly ai Generative Credit subscription packages, with prices commencing at $4.99.
In addition, Adobe is unveiling a new annual bonus initiative that will benefit Adobe Stock contributors who consent to the utilization of their stock submissions for training Adobe’s AI models.
The payout will fluctuate depending on the frequency of stock contributions and their licensing frequency, and it will be disbursed in addition to the existing stock royalties. While Adobe has not disclosed specific figures, it has confirmed that the compensation will be substantial.
Although Adobe has not specified the launch date for its Stock Contributor Bonus program, it could potentially alleviate some of the tensions between the company and creatives seeking compensation for AI training on their work.
This initiative bears some resemblance to the requests made in copyright disputes between other AI providers and creatives who object to their work being used to train AI models without consent.