This Free AI Tool Fixes Old Photos

GFP-GAN is an open-source photo-restoration tool that uses AI to transform old photos that may have faded over time or become damaged. The algorithm makes an educated guess about missing or damaged details from each image, smoothing out creases and enhancing color. While the AI may not always recreate an exact replica of the original photo, the restored images have been meaningfully impressive. It’s also …

Getty Images Opens Access to 30,000 Rare Photos of the Black Diaspora

Getty Images has opened access to their Black History & Culture Collection, which includes around 30,000 rare images of the Black diaspora in the UK and US. Free to use for not-for-profit or educational purposes, the collection spans the 19th century to today and includes 20 categories from politics to women’s empowerment, LGBTQ+, education, hair and more. To curate the images, Getty partnered with organizations …

“Say No to War” Collection of Free Images

Ukraine-based image-sharing platform Depositphotos has launched a free-to-use collection of photos called “Say No to War,” which depicts the “brutal truth of what’s happening in Ukraine, as well as images of protests from around the world and inside of Russia.” Some of the images are tremendously hopeful, while others are graphic and devastating. Crucially, they are real images by “regular” people. The photos are from …