You Can Now Create Your Own AI-Generated Photos in FaceTune


Lightricks, the creator of the selfie-editing app Facetune, has released its own artificially intelligent (AI) text-to-image generator.

Lightricks announced that users can now create AI-generated images via text prompts on its apps including Photoleap, which is known for its photo editing capabilities and Motionleap, which animates still images, reports TechCrunch.

The new feature, which was launched on Friday, is the latest AI development for Lightricks, whose flagship app Facetune is popular with Instagram users wishing to retouch their selfies on their mobile phones. Facetune is known for its ability to smoothen skin, emphasize eyes, fill bald patches, reshape facial structures, and brighten teeth in photos.

Lightricks is a Israeli startup that uses artificial intelligence to create a variety of expressive tools. The company’s other products include apps like Videoleap, Filtertune, Beatleap, Artleap, Lightleap, and Boosted.

To use this new feature, you will need to select “Generate AI Image” from the top menu. A text box will appear for users to type what image they want to create. You can also use pre-written prompts to help you test the AI text-to image generator.

After creating an AI image, users have access to the editing and animation features on Lightricks apps. Photoleap provides tools such as layering, filters, quick art, cut-out tools, and more — while Motionleap has animation tools, a 3D motion tool, as well as overlays, and other effects.

According to TechCrunch, the company explains that the underlying AI integrated within Lightricks’ apps is based on open source code released by Stable Diffusion, a DALL-E 2-like system publicly launched recently.

Lightricks has adopted technology to allow users to create artistic art using AI.

TikTok recently launched an AI-based image generator that allows users to make custom green screens backgrounds.

Lightricks seems to be joining the AI-generated art wave with this latest announcement. As companies launch new AI-text-to-image generators, there is an increasing number of options.

Fabian Stelzer performed an image comparison between the three most popular AI text-to_image generators, DALL-E and Midjourney.