Image creation | editing

Image creation | editing

Add prompts to create designs and more. Also use this prompt book

Build a prompt queue that automatically pings Midjourney to generate images for you.

DALL·E 3 (
An AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.

Adobe Firefly
Has some cool features aimed at solving problems for creatives and visual journalists: AI video editing, 3D modeling, text-to-image, photo editing and more. Be careful with ethics when using this tool on news photographs.

Meta Image Generator
Stand-alone, free version of the tool

Meta: Guidelines for Labeling AI-Generated Images on Social

Medium: The Power of AI Images in Journalism
Has examples of best practices and uses

IJNet: How AI Images Are Complicating Disinformation

Blind Magazine: How AI Images are Shaking up Photojournalism

Wired: The Dark Side of Open-Source AI Image Generators

Microsoft Bing Image Creator
Create images right in chat.

Shutterstock AI Image Generator

Deep Dream Generator
AI image generator that’s simple to use.

A Beginner’s Guide to Image Generation with DALL-E 3
How to use DALL-E 3, plus a gallery of 50 art styles to use when generating images. From Jo Amditis at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.

Washington Post: These Look Like Prizewinning Photos. They’re AI Fakes
A cautionary tale that looks at ethics, AI and fake news photos

Alt Text Helper by Good Good Good
Alt Text Helper is trained on accessibility best practices to quickly create alt-text.  Just drop your image into the chat and it’ll write descriptive alt-text to make your image accessible to all when you publish it.

Uncovers copyright violations with AI
Primarily used to build gaming assets and images, journalists can use this tool to create illustrations. Create environments, buildings, and concept art. You can ideate, train your own AI models, and create unique production-ready assets with an artist-friendly interface.

Blue Willow
Create logos, characters from comics, digital artwork, landscapes, graphic concepts and more. Free tool.

Generate consistent characters. Use source photos to set composition, outlines, character poses, and patterns in your generations.

Consistent Character Model
Create consistent character images in different poses

Tom’s Guide: How to Create Consistent Characters in MidJourney

Video: How to Create Consistent Characters in MidJourney

Trusting News: Use Viral Photos as a Chance to Explain Visuals
Create art, photographs and illustrations while working across multiple images at once. Replace, add and edit elements within your images with inpainting and outpainting.

Create images, videos and 3D models

How to Make Images Accessible to People
Great meta data tips

Build images, voiceovers, etc.

AI image upscaler

Spline AI 3D Generation
Free browser-based 3D design generation

Google image-creation tool

AP Newsroom
Has an AI option for photo and video search

Image upscaler

AI art generator

AI-powered art generation platform

Nature: AI Image Generators Often Give Racist and Sexist Results: Can They be Fixed?

Center for News Technology and Information: Watermarks are Just One of Many Tools Needed for Effective Use of AI in News

Text-to-image generator that uses Stable Diffusion technology

Alt Text Helper by Good Good Good
Alt Text Helper is trained on accessibility best practices to quickly create alt-text.  Just drop your image into the chat and it’ll write descriptive alt-text to make your image accessible to all when you publish it. Built in ChatGPT.

Google Art Remix
Remix fine art with AI

Private-hosted cloud for Stable Diffusion

Dream by WOMBO
Partially-free image generator

Freepik Pikaso
Real-time AI-powered sketch-to-image conversion

Create and explore 2D worlds collaboratively

3D AI Studio
Generate custom 3D models with no modelling experience

AI answers, insights, and identification for your photos

Muse Pro
Real-time AI drawing companion for Apple iPads

Create personalized looks with AI-generated fashion images.

An AI-powered 3D modeling tool that generates high-quality and ready-to-use 3D models with text or images in seconds.

Source for AI-generated stock photos. Be careful with what you select. Don’t use it for news stories.

Snapby AI
Generate lifelike images directly in Figma for free. Be careful with ethics using this tool. Be sure to label it as an illustration.  

Freepik Pikaso
A sketch-to-image AI image generator

Snapby AI
Generates super-realistic images
AI-generated wallpapers by Leap API

Text-to-image generation in any style

Generates images with Stable Diffusion

Pixu AI
Photo-generation and modification tool

AI-powered platform to design a logo and build a brand in seconds

All-in-one solution for crafting stunning visuals from 3D models.

Pikzels AI
Create AI-generated thumbnails effortlessly

A basic text-to-image creation tool created by Merlin

PixVerse Magic Brush
Brush areas, mark directions, and watch images come to life

Organize images, notes, videos and more

Photoscape X
Features include background removal, batch operations, collage, filters and animated GIFs generation

PC-based photo editing tool.

Background removal, intelligent upscaling, stitching, collage-building, etc. Both Windows and Mac

Open-source tool that lets you edit off a copy.

Legitimate: How AI Can Empower Local Journalism: Image Creation

The DALL·E 2 Prompt Book

AI Headshots Generator

Profile Pic Maker

Fact-checking images

A freemium tool to identify the location of an uploaded photo. Paid version GeoSpy Pro, will analyze large sets of images and generate insights from the data.

Photo geolocation

Geolocation Estimation
Free tool. Upload a photo to find the location. 

Use it for facial recognition in photos
Facial recognition tool.

Performs a variety of facial recognition functions.

More Image-Generation Tools

Create 3D models with AI: Text to 3D, image to 3D and text to texture

AI Toolbox Free Image Generator

Shakker AI
Stylize, remix and transform your images 

Palette – Colorize your black and white images within seconds.

Image Generator by Akool
Turn any ideas into visuals at studio quality

When ChatGPT meets Photoshop

Text-to-image generator. Run with an API on Replicate

Keep It Shot
Rename and organize screenshots
Photo editor
3D image generator

PS2 Filter
Create AI photos with the filter
Add AI-driven filters to your photos

Very cool image creation tool. Very realistic

Fotor AI
The ultimate all-in-one AI photo editor, for free

An AI image tool that renders text well, just introduced features like image captioning, negative prompting, and enhanced rendering.

Create anime art with real-time AI canvas

Transform images into dynamic videos

Fast image to 3D object generation

An advanced image restoration method that can manipulate restorations with textual prompts.

Midjourney Group Creation
A new feature on Midjourney that allows users with 1k+ test images to collaborate. Log-in to use it.

 Lykos AI Stability Matrix
Simplify Stable Diffusion UIs and models management

AI Describe Picture
Creates AI-powered image descriptions

It utilizes multiple AI art generation apps at once

Text-to-image tool with a simple interface

AI photo enhancement tool
Free photo editor

Build images, social media posts, etc.

Super Tools Database
A large collection of AI tools organized by skills, including images. You can filter by free/paid tools.
AI image resizer

An advanced AI art generator

Smart Tools AI
Smart Tools AI is a hub for best AI tools that help streamline the work of the users. It offers different tools in multiple categories such as keyword analysis, unit conversion, online calculation, website development, website management, domain analysis, password management, image conversion, text analysis, website tracking, online PDF and binary conversion.

Transform your photos with stunning aesthetic effects effortlessly

Luma Genie 1.0
Text-to-3D model generator with HD materials

AI-powered Photoshop plugin

Image Match
Compare two images to see if they match.

Fills in an image with whatever you want

Upscale and enhance images

All-in-one platform with tools for writing, generating images, research, developing applications, web browsing, etc.

Draw Fast
Stable Diffusion real-time AI image generation based on drawings

iOS app to convert images into descriptive text and answers questions about the photo’s content.

Convert SVG to 3D 

Lucid Dreamer
High-fidelity text-to-3D generation

Playground AI
Edit and create images

Generate detailed vector illustrations from simple text prompts

MidJourney: Controlling Composition with Camera Angles

Logo image generator, text-to-image technology

Freepik AI Image Generator

Cutout Pro
Use AI to enhance images, drop backgrounds, etc.

Ai Magicx
Generate high-quality images with AI

Google Course: Intro to Image Generation

iPic AI Image Generator

AI content writer generates \keyword-optimized content and image for your blog, website, etc.

Washington Post: These Look Like Prizewinning Photos. They’re AI Fakes
A look at ethics, AI and fake news photos

Receive AI-generated insightful summaries for each uploaded screenshot, especially for text-heavy and unstructured diagrams. Uses GPT-4 to allow you to make text queries on screenshot content. Seven-day free trial, then $8 a month.

A versatile AI image generator

Transform your photos into whimsical cartoons

AI Shadows
Generate realistic shadows for professional-looking photos

Revitalizes your pictures in seconds

Playground AI
Mix real and synthetic images with this AI tool.

AI-powered logo creation

Remix web images with this Chrome extension

Free text-to-image generator with the ability to generate legible typography.

AI image creation with curated, beautiful and reusable styles for Midjourney, Clipdrop, Firefly or DALL-E

Pika 1.0
Text-to-video and image-to-video generator with high-quality output. Freemium account.

Free macOS menubar app that uses GPT-4 Vision to solve questions based on a screenshot taken by the user.

Storia Textify
Remove unwanted text from images while keeping the background

The Verge: How a designer used AI and Photoshop to bring ancient Roman emperors back to life

Luma AI’s Genie
A text-to-3D model capable of creating any 3D object in seconds

Generate full-bodied photorealistic motion avatars  link

Keep it shot
Instantly rename and find messy screenshots with AI

Overcome language barriers with instant AI translation

Generative Erase by Microsoft
Fix your photos on Windows 10

Photo Filters
A custom GPT that applys styles from one photo to another

Full platform for text-to-image generation with multiple models, including Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL), ControlNet for composition control, and an API.

G-Prompter Train Your Own Prompter
Free and simple to train and use immediately for fantastic Midjourney image prompts.

AVC Labs Photo Enhancer
Downloadable tool for Windows and Mac. Pricing plans start at $20 a month

Patch Enhance Tool
From Krea A, this tool edits parts of an image in seconds.

Curated graphics, design apps and AI tools

Krea AI
New feature for automatic prompting for AI images

AI-powered editable image editor

Kondor for iOS
ChatGPT for your phone camera

Vance AI Image Enlarger

Cre8tive AI Photo Refiner

Helps generate high-res backgrounds
Drag in an image and convert it to a vector graphic.

Create personalized videos with digital avatars.

App Icons

Upload an image and it will animate it for you.

Background Blur
Blur out the background of any photo in seconds. Free and paid accounts.

Teachable Machine
Teachable Machine is a web-based Google tool that makes creating machine learning models fast, easy, and accessible to everyone. Train a computer to recognize your own images, sounds and poses. A fast, easy way to create machine learning models for your sites, apps, and more – no expertise or coding required.

Acts as your digital AI photographer

Image building tool with varying pricing models

Think Diffusion
Pay by the hour. Create QR codes and other images

Access to foundation models, APIs, SDKs or Web integration. Resources for design artists, too. Free and pay-as-you-go pricing models included.

Microsoft Designer
Generate designs and original images using AI. Get started for free, then upgrade.

A standalone software specifically designed for 3D keyframe animation.

Playground AI
Free online image editor.
A collection of mostly-free AI tools ranging from video/image enhancement to audio

IMG Creator
Phone app to edit photos with AI

Drawn to Style
Tool in ChatGPT to convert an image into a drawing.

AI text to art or portrait too. Paid app starting at $9 monthly
Complete image editing toolkit

Photo editing/enhancement tool.
Clean up messy screenshots mess with AI

Paid AI-driving avatar generator
Create a cool profile photo

Image to Sketch
Create a pencil sketch from any image

Generate custom vector illustrations

Pixlr 2024
AI image generation and editing tools.
Complete photo editing toolkit. Plans start at $7 a month

Spline AI
Build in 3D.Free with paid monthly upgrades starting at $9 a month.

Mokker AI
Paid tool that helps you design professional product photos from a single product image.

AI Canvas by Kive
Use AI to manage your photos and other digital assets

Excellent tool. Fully featured. From background removal to intelligent upscaling, stitching, collage-building, embroidery and more.

AI Pencil
Free AI tool that creates ads

Image creation tool that’s free up to three credits

Super Describe
Upload any image to get a similar one using DALL·E 3 along with the detailed prompt.

Optimizes Midjourney prompts for better images
Create and edit photos in AI

Generate images and videos with this AI-powered design tool

Blockade Labs
Creates 360-degree virtual worlds based on text prompts. 

Brings still images to life with AI

Meta’s AI image generator

Diffusion Bee
An app for unlimited art generation without internet.

Say What You See
Google teaches you image prompts

Odd One Out
A Google game that lets you pick an AI-generated image from a list of real photos. Good for testing fact-checking.

Create designs using your own photos

Flair AI
Design tool for product photoshoots

AI platform to create animation and live-action videos

AI Emoji Generator
Free tool 

Turn your photo into a Lego figure using AI

Search for AI images

More than 8,000 rights-free icons for designers
Create images in a matter of seconds with this tool powered by Stability AI. An ecosystem of apps, plugins and resources for all creators. Free account with a $7 per month upgrade.

Effortlessly leverage powerful generative models in your apps with their APIs, zero setup required.

Let’s Enhance
Image enhancer and upscale tool. Freemium account

DeepArt io
Image enhancer and editor

Create viral carousels for Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.

TinyWow Image Generator

Generates photorealistic images in minutes

AI image generator

VoxEurop: A Call for Generative AI-Free Newsrooms

DeepAI: Image Colorizer

AI Photo Editor

A free editing tool that removes objects, text and people from photos

An AI camera app that removes background crowds from your photos

Artbreeder Mixer
Image creation tool that lets you blend together images
AI logo creator
AI brand photography

Unblur and restore old images

Photo and video enhancement tool

Skybox AI
Text to 360-degree image tool.

Stable Cog
AI image generator. Monthly plans start at $10.

LogoPicture AI
Create AI art with your logo in a few minutes

Colorize black-and-white images within seconds
Image generation tool

IMG Larger
An AI-driven image enlarger.


Open-source illustrations for any idea

Open-source stock images

Animated Drawings from

neural frames | AI animation generation

Forefront: Powerful Language Models
Create stock images, illustrations, logos, etc. using AI.

Alternate Text Writing
Alt text in shared images is essential to make sure everyone gets the informationyou’re conveying. 

Reverse image search with AI facial recognition

Use AI to edit images in this phone app

Image generator

An AI creative lab on a mission to unlock creativity through powerful and intuitive generative audio and video. Upload a song, add a touch of your artistic style, and let its audio analysis technology do the visual work. Monthly plans ranging from $5 to $25 with a free trial.

Free tool that lets you search for and generate rights-free art.

Paid writing workflow tool.

Stable Doodle
A sketch-to-image tool much like Googles AutoDraw.

Generate images, edit them, fine tune models, retrieve text context and more with best-in-class APIs and SDKs.

Free set of tools helps you create amazing graphics, pictures, and writing. AI tools like AI Art Generator spark creativity. Remove backgrounds, colorize images and more.

Cutout Pro
Cut something out of an image; drop a background.

Cut something out of an image

Remove BG
Pull a background out of an image.

Profile Picture AI

Create avatars
Create an illustration of yourself using a photo

Design your unique logo with this application. Basic plan starts at $29.

Remove image backgrounds

Clean Up Pictures
Remove extra objects from images in a flash.
Generate realistic human models. Be careful with using this tool not to violate journalism ethics. Be clear that it’s an illustration and explain how it was made.

Fast Company: The Creative Evolution of Generative AI
Guest opinion piece by an Adobe director on how the company is designing GenAI to accelerate human creativity, not replace it.

Blue Willow
Free AI art generator

Free AI image generator


NightCafe Creator
Text to image AI art generator
Instant AI product and model photography at studio quality

Google Autodraw
An AI drawing tool that lets you sketch something on the screen and Google’s AI will search for rights-free icons that you can download and use. Good for designing logos, too. Just make sure your pop-up blockers are turned off so the icons will appear at the top of the screen.

Quick QR Art
Develop a QR code with a design built into it.



HitPaw: Powerful Video, Audio, and Image Solutions Provider
Several downloadable editing suites.

Maze Guru – To be an art guru by texting
An AI-powered platform that helps you create amazing artworks in seconds … by texting.

A cloud-based, AI-powered image generation tool
This content writer is a revolutionary tool powered by the most advanced artificial intelligence technology to generate well-written, keyword-optimized content and image for your blog, website, or marketing needs.
Create images with text, transcribe audio and create audio with this Swiss Army knife of an AI tool. 

AI art generator

AI drawing tool for an iPad 

HitPaw Photo Enhancer

Picsart AI Image Generator

Open-source stock images

Visual Electric
Image library and prompts

Turnportraits into art using AI

OGImage Gallery
A collection of image galleries

Create product photos with AI

Meta: Guidelines for Labeling AI-Generated Images on Social

UnboundAI Technology
Image-generation studio

Logo generator



Convert Your Images into Pixel Art

PlayARTi – Easy With AI
FreeAI image generator and other tools. Includes guides and courses.

AI Person Generator – Lucidpic
Be very careful with this tool as it can cross many ethical boundaries. Talk with your photo editors before using.

Pebblely AI Product Photography
Use only for photo illustrations and label as such.

Luma AI Flythroughs
Create drone-quality real estate flythroughs with this AI-driven phone app.

Finds any font from any image

Google Deepmind
Visualizing AI project

IJNET: How AI-Generated Images Are Complicating Efforts to Combat Misinformation

Generative AI in the Newsroom: News Illustration with Generative AI