Surely I can't be the only one that thinks that all the examples look ridiculous, like cheap shitty photoshops done by the intern?
I was expecting to see April 1 as the date.
What makes you insult the people who are not up to your professional standards?
My brain, mostly
This is a trash play of course :)
People break things, that's something we've learned immediately after the launch. Looks like the first thing people do is to make a dick out of a properly shaped vegetable.
Personally, I like these:
seems to be a disconnect in the expectations set up in this announcement and the reality of what people are actually using the product for.
Haha indeed. Customer development in progress. Although planned as generative photography to replace Shutterstock, we've found three unexpected usages:
- For the lulz: memes, all flavors of absurd, incredibly creative ways of hinting sex, etc.
- Disassembling the collages for masked images
- Using https://photos.icons8.com/creator as a lightweight photo editor, sometimes without our photos at all.
We are adding all three as a feature. Suggestions about the priorities? You're welcome here.
Wow, there are so many great projects are coming from icons8!
Many thanks for "great" and many thanks for "many"!
I take it all back. I love this site:
It's still stock photography though – just more stocks. I'd much rather work with a photographer and make real photographs. Also many of the hair masks look meh. The diversity is cool.
Generative photography is in its infancy. The technology is evolving like crazy though.
- Nvidia is showing some jaw-dropping demos almost monthly
- Deepfakes are getting easier and better
- There's https://www.remove.bg/ — amazing and evolving literally every day. One day we get a meh result, next day it's working fine.
- There's https://reflect.tech/ - they generate the images at any angle. Mindblowing!
- Probably everybody heard about https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
These appeared in the last 6 months. I publish our recent demos (people generation, removing background, swapping faces, etc.) in my facebook; I can share it here as well.
As a whole, no, I don't think dreadlocks, braids, afros, and Bantu knots, etc. are unprofessional hairstyles. They can be neat, clean, conservative, business professional hairstyles depending on how it's done & maintained, and to automatically write those styles off as unprofessional is racist.
Hi, thanks for the important tips. I would like to add a very important parameter https://imageupscaler.com/ the size of the photo that you display on the Internet is also very important. Do not forget about it. For me, this is important, because it affects the perception of the viewer.
I still can't tell if icons8 is serious, or just a very well-funded troll.
Haha, maybe the second. We earn our money though (no external financing). Thank you, everybody who purchased a license!
It’s great the models are diverse but the composited pic of multiple models together on generic backgrounds look awful. That’s not really a leap forward from the salad laughing meme imo
True, that's why there is an option to download it in PSD format - users can edit it slightly for a desirable result. And of course, the photo team has plenty of things to improve. Give us time :)
For now, at least I can make a woman laugh at a cake instead of a salad https://photos.icons8.com/creator/photo/5d28a44ff0fed70015259233
Icons8 conquering the market with clip-art from the early 2000s
When I need photos of people, https://photos.icons8.com/ is my fav due to the diversity of models. The upgrades in the new version of the photo stock make it even more fun and useful.
also, because maybe you work them? - https://www.designernews.co/stories/103280-is-photography-dying
icons8 posts are starting to feel very "voting ring" to me....
"starting to" lol
Hi, I'm the founder of Icons8. I see your problem here.
Probably, we're earning a horrible reputation here and simply must go.
Same time, I have to protect people working for this project. There are many many people who contributed to it:
photographers, models, MUA, stylists, postproduction
UX designers, a motion designer, usability testing, a graphic designer, copy
software engineers (frontend, backend, ML), QA
They are proud of their work, they are eager to support the project, and they need your, guys, feedback.
Probably it's not fair that large collaborations earn upvotes and comments. Same time, it's not fair to dehumanize them as a voting ring.
DesignerNews policy is good but quite vague here. Say:
Noone can present her own work, nor vote for it
A feature where you can mark the creators (like on ProductHunt)
Affiliations must be disclosed in the comments
Anybody can do anything as long as he's a live person under his real name.
Can we mention DesignerNews in the mailing list (we have 150k subscribers), but can't ask for upvotes?
Can we show a HelloBar on our website (we have 60k people a day), saying something like "Join our launch party", but not "Upvote us"?
It's more that people are disingenuous with it.
"I worked on this and I'm really happy with it" is better than "Oh wow this is cool, I'd totally use this!" when in fact you worked on it.
Agree. Will do! I mean, I'm doing it already (with all my messages in this thread); will talk to some of our teams on one of the standups.
Thanks for taking the time to respond here Ivan. I don't speak on behalf of Designer News, im just a regular ol' user, but I saw the pattern with icons8 posts and wanted to call it out.
I have no problem with people sharing work they are proud of, and people working together is an amazing thing, but it would be better declare affliction, as Greg D has said.
And yes, DN as a whole needs some better quidelines and moderation. I like the way product hunt works for many things, but again, I don't have a say in any of that here.
Many thanks for the kind words! We took a lesson here, spoke about it already. Will do.