Editing photos with faces on DALL·E is back

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

Today OpenAI sent a message to DALL·E's users saying "you can now upload and edit photos with faces with DALL·E," which had been forbidden for a while due to the concerns stated in the communication.

Many of you have told us that you miss using DALL·E to dream up outfits and hairstyles on yourselves and edit the backgrounds of family photos. A reconstructive surgeon told us that he’d been using DALL·E to help his patients visualize results. And filmmakers have told us that they want to be able to edit images of scenes with people to help speed up their creative processes.

With improvements in our safety system, DALL·E is now ready to support these delightful and important use cases – while minimizing the potential of harm from deepfakes.

We made our filters more robust at rejecting attempts to generate sexual, political, and violent content – while also working to reduce false flags – and built new detection and response techniques to stop misuse.

Our content policy still prevents uploading images of anyone without their consent, or images that you do not have the rights to.

We hope this update helps you use DALL·E in even more creative and practical ways. We’re excited to see what you create!

—The OpenAI Team