Artificial intelligence, commonly known as AI, has been making waves in the digital world, and this time, the AI yearbook trend has been the way it appeared before many of us on social media.
In the wake of the AI-powered photo filter that allowed social media users to envision themselves as Korean idols, a new trend has emerged – AI-generated vintage yearbook photos that transport us back to the ’90s.
Understanding the AI yearbook trend
The AI yearbook trend is all about reliving the ’90s through AI-generated high school yearbook snapshots. This trend has taken the internet by storm, with countless users sharing their own AI vintage photos on platforms like TikTok and Instagram.
Epik, the same photo application behind the K-idol filter, is at the forefront of the AI yearbook trend. This mobile app harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to effortlessly and conveniently enhance your photos. Specifically tailored for this trend, the app takes your ordinary pictures and transforms them into classic yearbook-style masterpieces. It doesn’t stop at aesthetics; the app covers everything from makeup and hairstyles to clothing, frames, facial expressions, and more, giving your photos an authentic retro vibe.
Additionally, the AI app offers features that not only refine your skin by removing imperfections but also allow you to eliminate unwanted elements from your photo, including figures, objects, and even animals.
How to create your own AI yearbook photo?
Delving into the world of AI yearbook photos is an exciting journey, and the process is remarkably user-friendly. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide, brought to you by Epik:
- Download the EPIK-AI Photo Editor app: Begin by acquiring the EPIK-AI Photo Editor app, which is available for download on both the Apple Store and Google Play. This versatile tool is the key to unlocking the potential of AI-powered yearbook transformations.
- Accessing the AI yearbook tab: Once you’ve installed the app, launch it and head over to the dedicated AI Yearbook tab. This section is where the magic happens, where ordinary photos are given a nostalgic ’90s makeover.
- Uploading your selection of selfies: Now comes the fun part! Select and upload between eight to twelve selfies. This diverse range of images ensures that the AI algorithm has ample material to work with, resulting in a well-rounded and personalized yearbook photo.
- Specifying your gender: Tailor the AI’s adjustments to your specific gender. This step ensures that the final image is not only vintage in style but also suits your individual preferences.
- Initiating the yearbook creation process: Click on the “Create Yearbook Images” button. This prompts the app to begin the transformation process, applying a host of stylistic elements reminiscent of classic yearbook portraits.
- Selecting and refining your photo: After the initial transformation, peruse through the results and choose a photo that resonates with you. This is your canvas to further enhance with an array of filters, frames, and backgrounds, allowing for a personalized touch.
- Finalizing with a click: Once you’re satisfied with your adjustments, simply hit “Process.” This finalizes the transformation, leaving you with a bespoke AI-generated yearbook photo that encapsulates the charm of the ’90s.
Celebrities embrace the AI yearbook trend
Even celebrities are joining in on the AI yearbook fun. Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes lightened the mood by playfully sharing his genuine school photo, humorously captioning it with “Ai, mali” and the hashtag #AI90sYearbookPhotoGoneWrong. “Paano ba ‘tong AI na ‘to? Help,” he added.
Other Filipino stars like Megan Young and Kryz Uy have successfully navigated the app and proudly shared their AI yearbook trend photos online. Epik has also treated us to some tech-generated snapshots of international celebrities, offering a glimpse into what they might look like with a ’90s twist.
The AI yearbook trend is more than just a viral sensation; it’s a delightful trip down memory lane, blending modern technology with nostalgia in a way that’s captivated users worldwide. So why not give it a try and add your own vintage flair to the trend?
Meanwhile, if you are curious about what other uses AI can have in your digital life, make sure to check out our article on how your social media posts feed Meta AI.
Featured image credit: Epik