How to enlarge your photos using AI on TikTok

Help! An AI trend on TikTok won’t leave my For You page.

There’s a new TikTok filter that uses AI to expand your photos and add fake backgrounds. This recalls the Photoshop AI tool that fills parts of images or enlarges them entirely, which is what some AI-focused Twitter accounts used to create centuries-old paintings are worse. Now you can use this same technology to make your photos look worse on TikTok.

The filter goes viral on TikTok, but you have to download a second application, CapCut, to create the video. So your first step to participating in this very strange trend is to download TikTok and CapCut. Here’s how to do the rest.

What do you need

  • TikTok app

  • CapCut app

  • some pictures

Step 1: Find your model

Because this AI technology is so widely shared, there are many copycat models on CapCut and TikTok. But also because this AI technology is so widely shared, all imitators are virtually the same. I used this CapCut modelbut if you want to use the exact template you saw before, just go to their TikTok video of them trending and above their username it will say “‘CapCut | Try the AI ​​Expand template.'”. Click this button, then click “Use template in CapCut.”

How to do the AI ​​expansion filter on TikTok


Credit: Screenshot / TikTok / CapCut

Step 2: Use the template in CapCut

Once in CapCut on the model of your choice, click on the blue “Use model” button. A permission request will appear and, if you are happy with this, click “Allow” and allow CapCut to access all your photos.

How to do the AI ​​expansion filter on TikTok


Credit: Screenshot / CapCut

Step 3: Upload your photos

You will need to choose six photos to upload that you would like to see enlarged.

How to do the AI ​​expansion filter on TikTok


Credit: Screenshot / CapCut

Step 4: Preview your video

Once you’re happy with your photo selection, click “Preview” at the bottom right of the video. This will also automatically download a copy of your video to your phone.

How to do the AI ​​expansion filter on TikTok


Credit: Screenshot / TikTok / CapCut

Step 5: Switch from CapCut to TikTok

Now click on “Add sound in TikTok” at the top right. It will automatically export the video to TikTok and add the trending audio. Edit the video as you normally would and publish it to the app. Alto! You made a very strange and trendy photo video.

How to do the AI ​​expansion filter on TikTok


Credit: Screenshot / TikTok / CapCut

Almost everyone who posted this trend commented on how “creepy” it was, and I can’t help but agree. After all, one of the most used trendy versions of the templates says “este efecto de ia no te dejara dormi” or “this AI filter won’t let you sleep”.

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