What is a dragon? New AI editing tool puts Photoshop to shame
For decades, Photoshop has been the quintessential image-editing program. But now, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it is becoming outdated. Today we’re introducing you to DragGain, an image editing model that can also artificially generate content that wasn’t there before.
A group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented DragGain, a new approach to control generative adversarial networks (GANs) in the context of visual content generation. Unlike previous approaches, DragGain allows you to “drag” image points interactively and precisely target the points. With DragGain, it is possible to distort images with precise control over pixel position, allowing you to manipulate the pose, size, expression, and layout of various categories of images.
These manipulations produce realistic results, even in challenging scenarios such as generating hidden materials and deforming shapes that obey the object’s rigidity. In the animations throughout this article, you can see how DragGen can allow you to manipulate pixels to change the perspective with which we view an object or subject, such as turning a dog on its front side, a horse’s legs Generate a toothy grin by transitioning to another position or even a simple closed-mouth smile.
As you can see, making changes is really easy, as the menu is intuitive and effective, providing results in real time:
At the moment this tool cannot be used freely, but on its official site we can see many impressive examples. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the research to continue to see if it can eventually be used by the general public.