Image creation | editing

Image creation | editing

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

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

DALL·E 3 (openai.com)
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.

CopyrightCheckAI
Uncovers copyright violations with AI



Leonardo.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.

RenderNet
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

Dreamstudio.ai
Create art, photographs and illustrations while working across multiple images at once. Replace, add and edit elements within your images with inpainting and outpainting.

Genmo
Create images, videos and 3D models

How to Make Images Accessible to People
Great meta data tips

Copyrocket
Build images, voiceovers, etc.

Upscayl
AI image upscaler

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

ImageFX
Google image-creation tool

AP Newsroom
Has an AI option for photo and video search

Magnific
Image upscaler

Starryai 
AI art generator

Gencraft
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

Dezgo
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

DiffusionHub
Private-hosted cloud for Stable Diffusion

Dream by WOMBO
Partially-free image generator

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

Buenoverse
Create and explore 2D worlds collaboratively

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

Picurious
AI answers, insights, and identification for your photos

Muse Pro
Real-time AI drawing companion for Apple iPads

DeepFashion
Create personalized looks with AI-generated fashion images.

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

Lummi
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

Wallpapers.fyi
AI-generated wallpapers by Leap API

StyleDrop
Text-to-image generation in any style

TurboChart
Generates images with Stable Diffusion

Pixu AI
Photo-generation and modification tool

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

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

Pikzels AI
Create AI-generated thumbnails effortlessly

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

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

MyMind
Organize images, notes, videos and more

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

IrfanView
PC-based photo editing tool.

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

Darktable
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

GeoSpy
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.

Picarta
Photo geolocation

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

Pimeyes
Use it for facial recognition in photos

FaceCheck.id
Facial recognition tool.

Face++
Performs a variety of facial recognition functions.


More Image-Generation Tools

Meshy
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

ChatDesigner
When ChatGPT meets Photoshop

Pixray/text2image
Text-to-image generator. Run with an API on Replicate

Keep It Shot
Rename and organize screenshots

Befunky.com
Photo editor

Plask.ai
3D image generator

PS2 Filter
Create AI photos with the filter

Stylar.ai
Add AI-driven filters to your photos

CGDream
Very cool image creation tool. Very realistic

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

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

Akuma
Create anime art with real-time AI canvas

DomoAI
Transform images into dynamic videos

TripoSR
Fast image to 3D object generation

SUPIR
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

OpenArt
It utilizes multiple AI art generation apps at once

DeepAI
Text-to-image tool with a simple interface

Remini
AI photo enhancement tool

BeFunky.com
Free photo editor

Contents
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.

Pixelhunter.io
AI image resizer

ThinkDiffusion
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.

Instanice
Transform your photos with stunning aesthetic effects effortlessly

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

Alpaca
AI-powered Photoshop plugin

Image Match
Compare two images to see if they match.

FillDream
Fills in an image with whatever you want

Krea
Upscale and enhance images

Fastlane
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

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

Meimu
Convert SVG to 3D 

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

Playground AI
Edit and create images

Illustroke
Generate detailed vector illustrations from simple text prompts

MidJourney: Controlling Composition with Camera Angles

LogoAI
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

Wordkraft
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

Trickle
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.

Craiyon
A versatile AI image generator

Cartoonifier
Transform your photos into whimsical cartoons

AI Shadows
Generate realistic shadows for professional-looking photos

OptiClean
Revitalizes your pictures in seconds

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

Sologo
AI-powered logo creation

Glif
Remix web images with this Chrome extension

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

Freeflo
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.

ShotSolve
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

Audio2Photoreal
Generate full-bodied photorealistic motion avatars  link

Keep it shot
Instantly rename and find messy screenshots with AI

izTalk
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

getIMG
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.

Icons8
Curated graphics, design apps and AI tools

Krea AI
New feature for automatic prompting for AI images

Stylar
AI-powered editable image editor

Kondor for iOS
ChatGPT for your phone camera

Vance AI Image Enlarger

Cre8tive AI Photo Refiner

GenerateBG
Helps generate high-res backgrounds 

Vectorizer.ai
Drag in an image and convert it to a vector graphic.

Spiritime
Create personalized videos with digital avatars.

App Icons

Vispunk

Sketch.Metademolab.com
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.

ProPhotosAI
Acts as your digital AI photographer

Bashable
Image building tool with varying pricing models

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

Bria
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.

Cascadeur
A standalone software specifically designed for 3D keyframe animation.

Playground AI
Free online image editor.


Media.io
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.

PicSo
AI text to art or portrait too. Paid app starting at $9 monthly

Phot.ai
Complete image editing toolkit

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

Photoshot
Paid AI-driving avatar generator

Amazing.photos
Create a cool profile photo

Image to Sketch
Create a pencil sketch from any image

PlusVector
Generate custom vector illustrations

Pixlr 2024
AI image generation and editing tools.

Phot.ai
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

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

AI Pencil
Free AI tool that creates ads

Nightcafe
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.

Geniea
Optimizes Midjourney prompts for better images

ZMO.ai
Create and edit photos in AI

Krea
Generate images and videos with this AI-powered design tool

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

AnimatedDrawings
Brings still images to life with AI

CM3Leon
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.

Designify
Create designs using your own photos

Flair AI
Design tool for product photoshoots

Animaker
AI platform to create animation and live-action videos

AI Emoji Generator
Free tool 

BrickifyMe
Turn your photo into a Lego figure using AI

Lexica
Search for AI images

Lineicons
More than 8,000 rights-free icons for designers

Clipdrop.co
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.

Segmind
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

aiCarousels
Create viral carousels for Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.

TinyWow Image Generator

Fill3D
Generates photorealistic images in minutes

OpenArt
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

Stillgram
An AI camera app that removes background crowds from your photos

Artbreeder Mixer
Image creation tool that lets you blend together images

Looka.com
AI logo creator

Flair.ai
AI brand photography

Remini
Unblur and restore old images

ReminiAI
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

Palette
Colorize black-and-white images within seconds

PicFinder.ai
Image generation tool

IMG Larger
An AI-driven image enlarger.

unDraw

Open-source illustrations for any idea

Zoo
Open-source stock images

Animated Drawings from metademolab.com

neural frames | AI animation generation

Forefront: Powerful Language Models

StockIMG.ai
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. 

Pimeyes
Reverse image search with AI facial recognition

EditApp
Use AI to edit images in this phone app

OpenArt
Image generator

Kaiber
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.

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

Hypotenuse
Paid writing workflow tool.

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

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

HotPot
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.

Removal
Cut something out of an image

Remove BG
Pull a background out of an image.

Profile Picture AI

PicsArt
Create avatars

ProfilePicture.ai
Create an illustration of yourself using a photo

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

Unscreen
Remove image backgrounds

Clean Up Pictures
Remove extra objects from images in a flash.

Caspa.ai
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

Playground
Free AI image generator

PicSo

NightCafe Creator
Text to image AI art generator

Nexa.ai
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.

Looka

Namelix

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.

Plask
A cloud-based, AI-powered image generation tool

Wordkraft.ai
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.

Easy_Peasy.ai
Create images with text, transcribe audio and create audio with this Swiss Army knife of an AI tool. 

Photosonic
AI art generator

Drawww
AI drawing tool for an iPad 

HitPaw Photo Enhancer

Picsart AI Image Generator

Zoo
Open-source stock images

Visual Electric
Image library and prompts

PortraitApp
Turnportraits into art using AI

OGImage Gallery
A collection of image galleries

SnapCraft
Create product photos with AI

Meta: Guidelines for Labeling AI-Generated Images on Social

UnboundAI Technology
Image-generation studio

Looka
Logo generator

Brandmark

SeaArt

Pixelicious
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.

WhatFontIs
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