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Squijoo Products: The use of AI and Stock Elements

Squijoo provides a vast selection of products under different categories and themes. We wanted to take a moment to clarify some things in our creative process.

1. THE USE OF AI (Artificial Intelligence)

As you all already know several of our selection of products have been generated with the use of AI . We particularly use a program called MidJourney to create our AI generated digital items.

In a nutshell, the process involves entering text prompts into Midjourney/Discord and getting variations of an image. A chosen image is then upscaled with upscaling software and then processed/edited in Photoshop before being released to our members.

The Legalities

MidJourney clearly states in their terms of use that with a paid subscription (which we have) users are able to use them commercially and free to use the images just about any way you want. Therefore it is perfectly legal for us to generate these AI images and offer them to you our members. It is also perfectly legal for you to use them in your commercial projects! See the Midjourney terms of use for more details.


As it currently stands, any images created with Midjourney AI are NOT copyrightable by anyone! Therefore, we do not claim any copyright on AI generated images. So why do we have watermarks/grids placed on them? It’s because we have large costs associated with generating these images. These include a MidJourney Pro Plan Subscription ($576/year), Upscaling software to enlarge sizes, dedicated hosting of all images on our servers plus time/labor.

The Ethics

There’s been great debate in the creative community about the ethical use of AI. Many creatives are concerned (and rightfully so) that AI machines may be trained on billions of images with some crossing the boundaries of copyright issues.  While this is an absolutely valid concern, we believe AI is here to stay and we either have the choice to embrace and adopt it or get left behind. Only time will tell.


Some of our products do incorporate stock assets. We would like to emphasize again that any stock elements used in our creations have been purchased with full royalty free and commercial rights or obtained from free stock sites that provide licensing for free commercial use.  Example: Unsplash

We hope this gives you a better understanding of our digital assets.

2 thoughts on “Squijoo Products: The use of AI and Stock Elements

  1. Kathleen Gibson/ kaths creations says:

    Thank you for explaining, I fully understand. Love your backgrounds and I can afford them. Without them I would be lost so thank you for keeping your subscription affordable , keep up the good work.

  2. Heather Price says:

    Keep up the great work I have been with you from the beginning and will be here till what ever end comes first, mine or yours. In other words, I’m s lifer!!!

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