AI generated image of an owl looking at the camera with highly detailed features, texture, and fine small details from Adobe Firefly
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AI Image Generator: Create images from text.

Bring your ideas to life with next-generation AI. The new Firefly Image 3 Model generates higher quality images, interprets prompts better, and offers more possibilities for composition, lighting, and mood. And now you can upload your own reference images for greater control over style and structure.

AI generated image of an owl looking at the camera with highly detailed features, texture, and fine small details from Adobe Firefly

Explore the Text to Image possibilities.

Check out these stunning ai-generated images from firefly and the text prompts that generated them.

AI-generated image of a side profile face and ocean double exposure portrait from Adobe Firefly
AI-generated image of a castle in the middle of the desert sunset rolling sands from Adobe Firefly
AI-generated image of a fish swimming in a coral reef from Adobe Firefly

Discover the magic of AI image generation with Firefly.

When used as an AI art generator, Firefly makes creative exploration easier and faster for everyone. Use Text to Image to experiment with your wildest ideas, find new sources of inspiration, or create eye-catching content in just a few words.

AI-generated image of a mountain in a droplet from Adobe Firefly

Creative design solutions for all.

Non-designers can stretch their creativity (and powers of description) with prompts that will give them results in seconds. Designers can explore new ideas and follow their inspiration wherever it leads — without spending hours on the exercise.

More options for custom results.

Firefly is so much more than a basic AI image generator because it enables you to generate images according to your specific needs. You can easily change aspect ratio, style, color, lighting, and more until you find the right look.

A gif of rotating AI-generated images including a sand castle, spaceship, earth-covered house, sun and cloud above the sky, and a medieval castle all in the same style as the referenced image from Adobe Firefly
4 AI-generated image variations of a man wearing a beanie and glasses from Adobe Firefly

Quick content when you need it.

Text to Image is fast and easy to use. Every prompt generates four suggestions. If you like one, you can click the Show Similar button to generate more images like it. You can also move quickly into the Generative Fill workspace to add or subtract specific elements.

Use Text to Image in Adobe Express.

You can use Firefly on its own, but you can use Text to Image in Adobe Express too. Just start typing in the Text to Image text box in Adobe Express to generate a new image to use in a flyer, social post, banner, Reel, or TikTok.

Firefly text to image generator

How to generate AI images in Firefly.

Easily generate your own images following these quick steps.

1 Open Firefly.

Go to and sign into your Adobe account. If you don’t have one, you can quickly create a free account. Once you’re logged in, choose the Text to Image option on the homepage to open the workspace.

2 Write a text prompt.

Type a description of what you want to see in the prompt field. Get specific. For example, “Colorful tropical paradise jungle with golden lily pads and pink flowers and fireflies, vibrant colors, graffiti.” (For inspiration, scroll over any of the images on the page and read the prompts that generated them.)

3 Generate your image.

When you’re satisfied with your prompt, click Generate. The results will appear in a few seconds. If you like one or more of the four images Firefly generates, use the buttons in the upper right of each image to download as a JPEG or save to Favorites. (You can find all your Favorites in the top menu of the Firefly home page.)

4 Refine, revise, and regenerate.

Play with settings to explore different variations. In the panel on the right, you can adjust everything from aspect ratio to content type to camera angle. And if you’d like, you can add more detail to your text prompt to generate completely new images. Just be sure to save any images you like before you create new ones. (When you use Firefly, you get access to a set number of generative credits. Find out more about generative credits.)

See what others are doing.

See what others are doing.

Tap into the Firefly community to remix other creators’ images, share your own, and find inspiration.

collage of Adobe Firefly user generated images

Create more with more generative AI tools.

Turning text descriptions into amazing images isn’t all Firefly can do. Learn more about generative AI at Adobe and experiment with other features like Generative Fill, Text Effects, and Generative Recolor, all available in your browser.

Questions? We have answers.

Text to image is a type of generative AI technology that lets you create images with nothing more than a few words. The AI engine receives each word in a text description as an instruction, and it builds the image based on the combination of words and their relationships to one another.

Text to image AI generators work like other types of artificial intelligence, using machine learning models and huge datasets to produce their results. In other words, the AI technology learns from thousands and thousands of pictures. It creates brand-new images by applying what it has learned to the everyday language you enter in the prompt field. The current Firefly generative AI model is trained on a dataset of Adobe Stock, along with openly licensed work and public domain content where copyright has expired.

When choosing your AI image generator, look for one that produces high-quality images, allows you creative control to make those images fit your needs, and makes it possible to use those images commercially. Firefly is a great choice because it does all these things

Yes, you can commercially use images generated with Firefly features that are out of beta. You can also use images generated with Firefly features still in beta, unless explicitly stated otherwise in the product or in a specific agreement with Adobe

This will depend on the laws of your local jurisdiction. If you are interested in learning more copyright, check out this blog post by Adobe’s lead copyright attorney

An AI image generator allows users to enter simple inputs (such as a text prompt) to create visual imagery. Adobe Firefly is an example of an AI image generator with a text-to-image feature. Generative AI models are often trained on large amounts of wide-ranging visual data that form the basis of how it “learns” to generate imagery based on various styles, patterns, and contexts

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