Image Extender: Unlock the Beauty Using Generative AI - Vmake

September 22, 2023

In a world where images dominate our daily lives, the concept of “AI image extender”, also known as “uncropping” has emerged as a transformative approach to photography. Today, we delve into the realm of Vmake and its ‘AI image extender‘, exploring what image extension is, its practical applications, and the limitations it might encounter. Vmake, with its innovative approach, is at the forefront of this photographic revolution.

At its core, image extender is the art of revealing what lies beyond the frame of a cropped image. While cropping has long been a fundamental technique to enhance composition and focus on the subject, uncropping takes a different path. It seeks to expose the hidden details, context, and narrative that are often sacrificed in the pursuit of a refined composition.

What Is Image Extender and How to Use It?

We’ve all been there – capturing the perfect shot, only to realize later that a portion of the image was unintentionally cropped out. It might be a stunning landscape, a cherished family moment, or a product you’re showcasing. Regardless of the subject, cropped images can be a source of frustration.

Cropping is often necessary to improve composition, eliminate distractions, or focus on specific details. However, it can inadvertently trim away elements that contribute to the overall appeal and narrative of the image. That’s where image extender steps in to save the day.

Here are some sample images of AI-extended image with the help of generative AI:

Picture generated with Vmake’s Image Extender
Photo by Raghu Nayyar on Unsplash
Extended image by Vmake
Photo by Mauro Lima on Unsplash
Extended image by Vmake

How to Use the Image Extender Feature?

If the generated images caught your attention above, it might be time for you to head over to our Image Extender tool to try it for yourself! Simply search for Image Extender under the AI Tools and locate it under the Image section.

#1 – Upload images for adjustment of aspect ratio.

You may upload up to 10 images each time, each uploaded image will create a card independently in the editor. So you can edit them all in one import.

#2 – Adjust dimensions of your images in the canvas.

As you can see in the right sidebar, you can either enter a custom dimension into the input box, or you can choose a preset such as 1:1, 4:3 for a quick edit.

#3 – DONE!

You will be able to preview all 4 generative-filled image in the editor before you download. Furthermore, you can readjust aspect ratio for post editing!

What Are The Usages and Limitations of AI Image Extender

AI image extender offers a multitude of practical applications for photographers and enthusiasts alike:

  1. Enhancing Composition: image extender allows photographers to adjust the framing after taking a shot. This means you can fine-tune your composition to make it more visually appealing, bringing out the best in your images.
  2. Fitting Different Formats: When you need an image to fit specific dimensions, such as banners or posters, image extension can be a lifesaver. It resizes and adapts the image without distorting or losing important details.
  3. Storytelling: image extension serves as a powerful storytelling tool. It reveals the broader context and narrative, inviting viewers to engage more deeply with the image and understand the environment, atmosphere, and relationships within the frame.

However, like any technology, AI image extender has its limitations:

  1. Quality Constraints: The quality of the extended image may vary depending on factors like the original image’s resolution and the complexity of the extension process. Some images may yield more convincing results than others.
  2. Contextual Challenges: While extender can reveal hidden details, it cannot recreate elements that were not present in the original frame. It relies on the available information within the cropped image.

Outpainting Technology as the Backbone

The outpainting technology employed by AI image extender is built upon the robust foundation model known as Stable Diffusion, which has undergone specialized training tailored for this specific task. To explore additional applications that leverage related technologies, we invite you to explore Vmake, where you can transform mere words into images using the cutting-edge Stable Diffusion AI image generator. Vmake offers a versatile suite of features, including the ability to edit original images, perform tasks like object removal and background removal, reimagine images, and even adjust lighting to craft stunning visual compositions.


In a world inundated with images, Vmake is changing the game by unlocking the hidden beauty of image extending. This innovative approach not only empowers photographers to enhance their compositions but also invites viewers to explore the narratives and subtleties that often go unnoticed. While image extending technology has its limitations, its potential for storytelling and image refinement is undeniable. With Vmake at the helm, we can expect to see the art of extending continue to evolve, offering photographers and enthusiasts new ways to engage with and appreciate the world through their lenses.