1. Midjourney unveils version 5.2 of its AI-powered image synthesis model, introducing a new “zoom out” feature that allows for expanding the borders of an AI-generated image while keeping the original subject centered.
2. Other significant additions include an overhauled aesthetic system, promising improved image quality, a stronger “–stylize” command, and a new “high variation mode” that enhances compositional variety in image generations.
3. While some fans find the visual improvements stunning, image synthesis remains controversial among artists due to concerns about how AI systems are trained using scraped images from the web without artist consultation or permission.
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The new version of Midjourney’s AI-powered image synthesis model, called 5.2, introduces a “zoom out” feature that expands the borders of an AI-generated image. This allows users to maintain a central subject while automatically building a larger scene around it, simulating the effect of zooming out with a camera lens. Additionally, the update includes improvements to the aesthetic system, image quality, and compositional variety. However, the controversial nature of image synthesis and concerns about ethical training practices remain topics of discussion.
Midjourney, an AI-powered image synthesis model, released version 5.2 with a new “zoom out” feature that expands images while keeping the main subject centered. The update also brings improvements to image quality and composition. However, the use of scraped web images and the lack of artist consultation continue to raise ethical concerns among some artists.
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