In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a mainstream technology, with numerous applications across virtually all industries.
One particular application that has received a lot of attention is the creation of the so-called deepfakes, synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced by AI with someone else.
The first deepfakes were created by experts on AI, and their creation took a lot of time and effort. Since then, countless deepfake tools have emerged, allowing virtually anyone to create deepfakes with a few simple clicks, and DeepSwap is among the best of them.
Creating Deepfakes Using DeepSwap
The main goal of DeepSwap is to make the complex deepfake technology accessible to everyone, and we can say that it accomplishes this goal perfectly.
When you open DeepSwap in your web browser, you’ll notice two things: First, a sample video showing what the tool is capable of. Second, a prominent “Create your own video” button that you can click to get started.
The first thing you need to do when creating your own deepfake using DeepSwap is to upload the video, image, or GIF you want to swap. You can upload videos that are up to 100 MB large and 120 seconds long, images that are up to 10 MB large, and GIFs that are no larger than 15 MB.
Next, you need to choose the face you want to replace the original with. There are some stock faces to play with, but what you really want to do is create your own by clicking the Create button. Don’t worry: The process is very simple, and DeepSwap takes care of all the heavy lifting.
Finally, you wait for DeepSwap to apply its sophisticated AI technology to create a convincing deepfake that you can then share with others.
Can DeepSwap Produce Convincing Results?
Knowing that DeepSwap is a relatively young deepfake tool, we approached it with some reservations, not sure how convincing results it would produce.
To our surprise, DeepSwap reliably produces deepfakes that are as convincing as deepfakes created using much less user-friendly tools, and it does so within a few seconds.
Of course, you’ll come across some glitches here and there, but that’s the case with pretty much all deepfake tools. What’s more important is that the glitches are not so severe that they would make the resulting deepfakes unusable.
How Much Does DeepSwap Cost?
DeepSwap is a paid tool, and there are two plans to choose from. At the time of writing this review, the 1-month plan was discounted from $19.99 per month to just $9.99 a month, while the 12-month plan was discounted from $99.99 a year to $49.99 a year.
All premium users get unlimited swaps, unlimited photo uploads, priority processing, and 20 credits per month. The credits are used to upload videos and GIFs, and it costs 1 credit to upload 15 seconds of video footage or 1 entire GIF.
DeepSwap processes payments using PayPal, so you can pay with your PayPal balance or with a debit or credit card.
Overall, DeepSwap is a great choice for anyone who wants to create convincing deepfakes with minimal effort. The price of this tool is justified by its ease of use and quality, but it’s a shame that only subscription options are available. Hopefully, the creators of DeepSwap will introduce the ability to purchase a set number of credits for a fixed price in the future.
PicSo Review: A Popular AI-Based Text-To-Image App
Text-to-image apps are exploding in popularity lately, so when we saw this offering from PicSo achieve 1K+ upvotes and 270 comments on Producthunt, we had to check it out.
Artificial intelligence has developed rapidly over the last few years, with the technology cropping up in all kinds of applications. However, one medium that’s really gaining popularity right now is the text-to-art generator.
If you haven’t tried one of these apps for yourself yet, the premise is pretty simple. The user types a descriptive sentence into the AI generator, and the algorithm tries its best to generate an image that best fits the description.
So how are the results? Generally, they’re pretty amazing! Typing “squirrel soldier wearing battle armor” will yield some pretty artistic (and humorous) results. Once you’ve exhausted the weird and wonderful, these generators can produce some genuinely decent artwork.
One of the latest offerings in the world of text-to-art AI apps is PicSo, whose developers named “after Picasso to convey the idea that everyone can be a great artist”. Let’s take a look at the app to see if those claims stack up.
PicSo AI Art Generator
PicSo uses machine learning to search for themes based on the words you’ve entered and skillfully blends them into unique images. The concept might not be new, but the software does offer plenty of unique styles for your masterpieces, including settings for Van Gogh, Epic, Sketch, Octane Render, Cyberpunk, CG Render, Anime, Traditional Art, Digital, Ghibli, and many more.
How Easy Is PicSo To Use?
PicSo’s AI text-to-image converter is straightforward to use. Here are the basic steps involved:
Step 1: Click The Create Button
To start creating amazing artwork, click on the create button.
Step 2: Type In A Phrase
Enter a phrase to generate an image based on your input, select an art style and then click the create button.
Step 3: Press Save Or Publish
Once your art is generated, you can either save a copy or publish it online.
What Platforms Is PicSo Available On?
PicSo is a free-to-use app, but there are some caveats. You can generate 3 free images per day on the app and 3 more on the website. You can unlock 2 further freebies by watching ads.
If you want to create more artwork than that, you’ll need to purchase a Pro subscription, which unlocks 100 credits per month, Pro styles, and multitasking. In addition, you’ll enjoy priority rendering for your images and the watermark will be removed.
Pro subscriptions cost $9.99 per month or $39.99 if you sign up for a whole year.
Overall, we really enjoyed using PicSo. The app is versatile, user-friendly, and constantly gets decent results. The artwork produced by PicSo is of excellent quality, and the site offers alternative formats for output and upscaling too. If we had to think of a downside, it would be that the free version is a little restrictive — however, the subscription pricing is very competitive if you purchase a whole year at once.
If you want to take PicSo for a test drive, head over to the website, or visit the Apple App Store or Google Play.