Shutterstock, a global marketplace for images, videos and music, has created a new artificial intelligence powered by Google Chrome extension to make it easier for people to evade using copyrighted photos.
The company has launched an AI tool known as Shutterstock Reveal, which allows internet users to select any image online and find a similar photo, vector or illustration within Shutterstock’s collection of more than 190 million licensable and ready to use high-quality images.
Shutterstock also launched Shutterstock Showcase, which features innovation search tools Copy Space and Refine.
The Copy Space tool enables users to specifically search for images that have space for text and then select where and how much copy space is needed.
The Refine tool allows users from the first page of search results, to select those images most similar to what they are looking for, and Shutterstock’s technology will surface other images that have a similar style and other commonalities to the selected images.
“Shutterstock is dedicated to providing our customers with smart, easy to use tools and technology that are seamlessly integrated into their daily workflow,” said Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock.
“We continue to invest in building an innovative platform for our users around the world and investing in computer vision research and deep learning to improve the customer experience. It’s exciting to be able to share the results of some of the AI technology we have been working on.”
In October 2017, Shutterstock’s computer vision team launched its Composition Aware Search, now called Composition Search, to help customers find the exact image layout they need by placing keywords on a canvas and moving them around to where they want the subject matter to appear in the image.
The patent-pending, spatially aware technology, previously launched in beta on Shutterstock Labs, is now featured prominently within the new Shutterstock Showcase site.