How AI changes real estate photo editing?

Traditional editing methods are still in use, ensuring accuracy and precision, but now, AI-powered software like Generative AI in Photoshop and Lightroom are stepping in to remove unwanted items from photos. With this the job to perform virtual staging becomes a bit easier. However, these AI techniques are not flawless and can leave imperfections behind.

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Are you ready to witness a revolution in real estate photo editing services with AI?

Will AI replace photographers?

What will come first, a new breed of photographers using AI photo shoots or real estate photography will stay as it is, but how we edit real estate photos will change drastically?

Until now to edit real estate photos most real estate agents had to outsource to companies positioned oversea. In 2023 things started taking different direction, and it’s bringing with it a wave of AI tools and software that are set to transform the industry.

before ai and removing objects / Credit: TALLBOX
before ai and removing objects / Credit: TALLBOX
after ai photo editing and removing objects / Credit: TALLBOX
after ai photo editing and removing objects / Credit: TALLBOX

AI is disrupting the real estate photo editing market and probably will force outsourcing companies to change their workflow or go out of business. Since the threshold and skills needed for removing objects from real estate photos becomes lower and lower new players will enter the market. 

As result there are two scenarios that might occur:

  1. The quality of the services will improve and services will become even cheaper than now
  2. The quality of the photo edits will worsen because of the influx of new providers and niche players will be even more valued for their services.
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That’s where tools like TALLBOX’s staging services come into play. Just like in the example above, in addition to object removals the company offers bespoke hands-off virtual staging, allowing furniture placement and image enhancement at an absolute realism.

It’s clear that manual editing still produces superior results compared to relying solely on AI.

As a real estate agent, embracing these changes and staying on top of the latest tools and skills will give you a competitive edge. Get ready to revolutionize your real estate photography and unlock a world of possibilities.

AI in Real Estate Forces Industry Changes

High-end real estate photo editing by TALLBOX
High-end real estate photo editing by TALLBOX

You need to stay informed about the industry changes in order to adapt and remain competitive in the field of real estate photography.

Big changes are happening in real estate photography and editing, with companies entering the market and introducing new tools and methods.

Traditional editing methods are being replaced by AI tools like Photoshop’s web version of generative AI – Firefly module, which is designed specifically for editing real estate photos.

However, it’s important to note that AI-generated virtual staging still has flaws and imperfections, such as unrealistic elements and limitations in customization.

It’s crucial to keep up with new tools and skills in order to gain a competitive advantage and provide the best possible service to clients.

AI Photo editing tools for real estate agents and their limitations

Although AI tools have made significant advancements in virtual staging and item removal, they still have limitations and imperfections.

While Photoshop at the forefront offers AI tools for item removal it has shown some unreliability and bugs.

AI-generated virtual staging can still produce unrealistic elements and flaws in edited images.

ai photo editing with very low quality
ai photo editing with very low quality

It’s important to note that AI will never fully understand the creative process and goals of a photographer and client. Therefore, manual staging and editing can often produce better results.

Despite these limitations, the industry is on the cusp of a big change, and staying current with new tools and skills will give you a competitive advantage.

Staying Competitive in AI environment

To stay competitive in the industry, it’s crucial to adapt to the changing landscape of real estate photography and embrace new tools and skills. With the rapid advancements in AI technology, it’s important to stay current and explore the possibilities it offers.

While AI tools have their limitations and imperfections, they can still be valuable assets in streamlining your editing process especially for new stagers.

By integrating AI tools, you can save time and achieve more accurate results. However, it’s important to remember that AI will never fully understand the creative process and goals of a photographer, photo editor and even a client.

Therefore, it’s essential to combine AI tools with your manual editing skills to produce the best possible outcome.

ontinuously staying on top of new developments and honing your editing techniques will give you a competitive advantage in the industry and ensure your continued success.