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How to disable/block Firefly and Generative AI In Photoshop

New Here ,
Sep 13, 2023 Sep 13, 2023

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Are there any suggestions/solutions for those of us who wish to disable or block AI tools like Firefly or the generative AI within Photoshop? I understand I don't actually have to use tools I do not wish to use within Adobe programs, but I think it would also be nice for some of us with strong ethical opposition to generative AI to have an option for it to not consistently pop up in our feeds or have our work training AI models without permission (hence why I disabled the content analysis option for my account).

 

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Sep 13, 2023 Sep 13, 2023

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Apart from not updating to the most recent version of Photoshop, I do not think that there is a possibility to block generative fill in Photoshop. However, your work will not be used with Firefly, if you don't make it available. Adobe uses Adobe stock (and renumerates creators for using it) and public domain sources. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Apr 13, 2024 Apr 13, 2024

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 13, 2023 Sep 13, 2023

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Anronio, you could raise a feature request in the Ideas section for the team to consider your use case. There isn't a way for individual users to block Gen AI features within the app from what I know.

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Explorer ,
Oct 10, 2023 Oct 10, 2023

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Highly agreed.
I may have updated several Adobe apps for the last time. I don't think Adobe realizes how many artists want nothing to do with AI, and don't even want such features installed with the application. Between Firefly + Creative Cloud's incessant demands for online syncing and connections - I'm literally losing trust that my data and work is locked down in terms of security and privacy.

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Oct 13, 2023 Oct 13, 2023

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From what I have experienced so far, clicking on 'Generate' options without having first downloaded Firefly doesn't actually let you incorporate generative AI, which suits me just fine. I think so long as you don't download Firefly you won't have to deal with the AI crap. 

 

As far as data privacy, yeah I agree, there needs to be a lot more transpatency (not just from Adobe) on what their AI is being trained on, that data needs to be fully and completely made public, anything less implies they have something to hide.

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Oct 13, 2023 Oct 13, 2023

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Well, for now I'm just completely blocking Adobe DCC apps access to the internet with the firewall.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 15, 2023 Oct 15, 2023

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The CC apps require validation with Adobe servers every so often.

I believe it's once a month if my memory serves me correctly.

This is a license validation check that they run.

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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The CC apps require validation with Adobe servers every so often.

I believe it's once a month if my memory serves me correctly.


By @mj

99 days for annual subscriptions. the details can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/internet-connection-creative-cloud-apps.html#:~:text=You%2....

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Oct 13, 2023 Oct 13, 2023

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Hi @antonioa89540766 ,

Not afaik.

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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CEO of Adobe fully drank the AI kool-aid so until the fad is over or whatever it'll be in the software whether we want it or not. It seems like a dumb thing to focus on considering every update has been making the software buggier and buggier. But then again, Adobe being the industry standard means we're all kinda handcuffed to this terrible rent-seeking corporation.

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Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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The more wheels the truck has, the more likely it is to pick up a puncture @duanea32090560 .

 

The fightback from creatives has begun in the form of Glaze. https://glaze.cs.uchicago.edu/

 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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IMHO, generative AI is there to stay. If you want it or not.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Apr 13, 2024 Apr 13, 2024

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I feel quite sure that most of the hold outs will eventually give in.  How many have been using Sensei enhanced features for the last few years for instance.  That's Ai.  Selection tools are maybe the best example, but by no means the only example.  They make life easier for us, and do a much better job way more quickly, and if you are making a living from content creation, you'll price yourself out of the market because competitors will do a better job for much less money.    I wonder if there will eventually be a word for Ai holdouts like the Luddites of old.

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@Trevor.Dennis 

@Abambo 

IMO there's a very clear ethical line right in the middle of this, and it's not difficult to see.

 

Using AI as a tool is perfectly fine, e.g. in selection tools, noise reduction and so on.

Using AI as an end product in itself is not, e.g. generative fill.

 

Even the supposedly borderline cases, like the Remove tool, or using generative fill on a very small part of the image - you can use it up to a point where you instincively feel you're crossing the line. Ethically, I don't think this is difficult at all. When the little bell rings in your head, you know you're there and it's time to stop.

 

The argument that "it's here to stay", "everybody's doing it" etc is just defensive, washing your hands. That has never been a valid argument for anything.

 

If you're into music, there's a non-AI parallel that puts it into perspective: the industry-standard ubiquitous use of autotune and pitch correction nowadays. I've been doing doing some research into that lately. Everybody's doing it, you have no idea. Ever wondered why new music sounds generic and dull and generally boring? That's why. They all sound identical, like robots. With a very few honest exceptions.

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