25 comments

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 4 months ago

    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.

    11 points
    • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

      What makes you insult the people who are not up to your professional standards?

      0 points
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 4 months ago

        My brain, mostly

        3 points
        • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

          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:

          moose picture 1moose picture 2

          1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 4 months ago

    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.

    exampleexampleexample

    7 points
    • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 4 months ago

      REALISTIC

      0 points
    • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

      Haha indeed. Customer development in progress. Although planned as generative photography to replace Shutterstock, we've found three unexpected usages:

      1. For the lulz: memes, all flavors of absurd, incredibly creative ways of hinting sex, etc.
      2. Disassembling the collages for masked images
      3. 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.

      3 points
  • Gio Vas, 4 months ago

    Wow, there are so many great projects are coming from icons8!

    4 points
  • Jim RenaudJim Renaud, 4 months ago

    I take it all back. I love this site:

    1 point
  • Jim RenaudJim Renaud, 4 months ago

    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.

    1 point
    • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

      Generative photography is in its infancy. The technology is evolving like crazy though.

      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.

      0 points
  • Ben GiffordBen Gifford, 4 months ago

    I still can't tell if icons8 is serious, or just a very well-funded troll.

    AI enhanced imagery 1

    AI enhanced imagery 1

    0 points
    • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

      Haha, maybe the second. We earn our money though (no external financing). Thank you, everybody who purchased a license!

      0 points
  • R. KamushkenR. Kamushken, 4 months ago

    Icons8 conquering the market with clip-art from the early 2000s

    0 points
  • Marina Yalanska, 4 months ago

    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.

    0 points
    • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, 4 months ago

      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....

      8 points
      • Dan GDan G, 4 months ago

        "starting to" lol

        1 point
      • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

        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.

        Couple questions:

        • 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"?

        Fair?

        0 points
        • Dan GDan G, 4 months ago

          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.

          1 point
          • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

            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.

            1 point
            • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, 4 months ago

              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.

              1 point
              • Ivan Braun, 4 months ago

                Many thanks for the kind words! We took a lesson here, spoke about it already. Will do.

                0 points
  • Andrew C, 4 months ago

    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

    0 points