AI research makes it easy to edit images with click and drag
The capabilities of AI tools to manipulate images are expanding, as evidenced by the latest research paper showcasing an impressive system called DragGAN. Although still in the research phase, this system allows users to effortlessly change the appearance of elements in a picture simply by dragging them.
At first glance, this may not seem overly exciting, but the examples provided by the research team demonstrate the system’s remarkable capabilities. Users can modify the dimensions of a car or transform a smile into a frown with a simple click and drag. The system even enables the rotation of a picture’s subject as if it were a 3D model, allowing changes in the direction someone is facing. One demo showcases the adjustment of reflections on a lake and the height of a mountain range with just a few clicks.