AI image generators, also known as AI image synthesis or deep learning models, are computer programs that use artificial intelligence algorithms to generate new images. These algorithms are typically based on deep neural networks, which are modeled after the structure of the human brain.
These image generators have become increasingly popular in recent years due to advancements in deep learning and the availability of large datasets. These programs can generate images in a wide variety of styles and genres, including portraits, landscapes, abstract art, and more. In this article, we gonna explore some of the best AI Programs & sites you can use to generate images for personal or business use (Both Free & Paid generators).
Quasi is a multi-AI platform that offers free image prompting alongside ChatGPT-style text generation too. In the near future, they are going to be supporting the Sound AI generation as well. They offer a paid and free version on their website, paying 5$ monthly which is a lot more affordable compared to Midjourney for example, the trial allows also access to most of the stuff too, so it’s definitely worth trying out plus they also have a referral program.
- Comes out with a Free Trial
- You can create your own models with this website for image prompts
- Utilizes multiple AI Engines including Davinci, Curie, Midjourney, etc.
- Has also tools to create articles, essays & captions, and in the future, they are gonna launch a Music AI for song-making
- Probably the best interface out of all the websites I’ve used so far
- Bit slow image prompting speed based on my experience
BeautifulAI platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to analyze the content and structure of a presentation and automatically generates design suggestions that align with the user’s intent. You can include recommendations for slide layouts, color palettes, fonts, and graphics, helping you create visually appealing and cohesive presentations even if they lack design expertise. It’s probably one of the best tools I’ve used in terms of creating infographics and anything of that sort.
- There is a very nuanced beginner tutorial on how to get started with the service
- Rather nice and clean user interface
- No free trial is available for the service (you can see the platform though and interact with stuff however, so you get a general pitch)
getimgAI is a great image generator AI tool that has a lot to offer in terms of image customization especially when it comes to the reference image. They offer free credits when you signup for their service and offer 4 different monthly subscription models that are not bad when you look at the pricing per prompt. I also have to say their interface is rather nice and very easy to understand and use.
- You get 100 Free Credits by signing up for their platform
- Rather a decent prompt-to-dollar ratio compared to some others
- Great quality on real-life images and the ability to upscale your images a lot is a nice touch
- Allows you to feed reference images and do alterations to them among choose the strength of how relevant that image is to prompt you are seeking
- You can create your own prompting models
- The Dreambooth feature is not available on the trial version of the service
Dreamlike.Art is another excellent Image prompter service that you can utilize to create beautiful & accurate images. What I really like about this one is that the platform is very fast and easy to use, they support a lot of different SD Models and are ideal, especially for anime-style art. Getting free credits also allows you to try it out before considering buying a subscription, which is more affordable if you go with the yearly plan.
- You get Free Daily Credits to create Images
- A vast amount of different options & settings to change the resolution of the image, upscale, and add reference images
- Clean layout and easy to navigate
- Commercial Rights for all generated images
- No PayPal support for payments yet at least
- Some small restrictions on what you are able to generate (Adult Images are fine though!)
As of right now, Midjourney is probably considered the most powerful and accurate tool for AI Image generation. Currently, in the beta, all the prompts are generated via Discord and you are able to view your prompts from the website dashboard, but no prompting is possible as of right now on the website itself.
The scope of Midjourneys capabilities is quite far in the sense that it can create Logos, concept art, photograph-style images, and pretty much anything at this point except partially transparent images (renders, but I’m sure these AI generators will handle that in the future).
- Probably the most versatile AI Image Prompter on the market right now
- Supports different image dimensions
- Has a lot of custom pattern settings and other nice tweaks
- Comes with a free trial that allows ~20 free image prompts
- You get commercial rights for your images
- The images that you create will be open to the public unless you subscribe to their most expensive Pro Plan that allows stealth prompts
- No pay-per-prompt subscription model
PlaygroundAI is another slick AI prompter that has a very cool design and layout that utilizes stable diffusion models with some extra features that you don’t really see in all the sites out there I really like that I can customize my image after it’s been generated, which is something lot of people who don’t have photoshop, for instance, are going to love.
- Has this very needed canvas feature that basically allows you to cut these AI images
- Offers DALL-E2 add-on that allows you to create images from their service cheaper
- Quite an affordable image generator when contrasted to the price per prompt
- Creates only one image at a time instead of giving multiple
DALL-E2 was created to generate high-quality images from textual descriptions. It builds upon the original DALL-E model, which was released in January 2021 and generated significant interest for its ability to create original images from text descriptions. We can consider it the progenitor of Image prompts – however a lot of the competition has caught up with them and they have slightly fallen out of favor especially due to the fact that there is limited access to their prompter.
- Has a Photo edit feature that allows you to adjust certain things from images that have been created
- Allows you to upload a reference image to create a prompt from instead of text
- Comes with 15 Free prompts per month
- Getting access to the DALL-E2 may take multiple months until you are accepted and you can’t even pay to get front of the line
- Not great at generating human-like images (often prompts disfigured fingers or simply missing fingers)
- Requires a lot of skill with prompt texts in order to create specific and detailed images
Stable Diffusion is a latent text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images given any text input, cultivates autonomous freedom to produce incredible imagery, and empowers billions of people to create stunning art within seconds.
The best part about Stable Diffusion is their open-source approach and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything to create images, most of the time there is just a small ~90-person queue and after that you get your image prompted.
- Completely free service with no costs
- Relatively decent quality
- No proper customization settings in terms of dimensions and other options
- With Human prompts mixed results, better for scenery
Wombo AI was developed by a team of engineers and data scientists at the University of Waterloo in Canada. They started out with the lipsync AI application and later created the “Dream” which is meant for AI image generation.
One of the benefits Wombo has is that you have also the option to generate these image prompts via their mobile application which is available on iOS and Android.
- Has inbuilt design options for popular art styles
- Allows you to upload a reference image
- Mobile application & website option for image generation
- Images are vertical, which may not be a preference for many
Craiyon, formerly DALL·E mini, is an AI model that can draw images from any text prompt you give it, created by some former people who worked on the original DALL-E project. It comes with a free version and then there is paid version that allows faster prompts – given how fast the free version is there isn’t that much incentive to use the paid version outside of having a privacy option.
- Has a Free Version available
- Rather fast prompt time & almost no queue
- Images generated with the free version are public and can be found on the database
Microsoft Designer is a web-based design tool created by Microsoft that allows users to create professional-quality graphics, documents, and presentations. The tool offers a range of features and templates that make it easy for users to create visually appealing designs for a variety of purposes.
Currently, there is very limited information about Microsoft’s AI service so I can’t comment too much on the quality that it actually offers outside of the tech demo they have demonstrated.
- Seems to have a lot of different customization features & text options
- Has currently a waitlist for this service
- No information on whether it will be paid or free service
Now there are a lot of forks out of stable diffusion which basically uses the same code base with some tweaks, decided not to feature them here, because I will do a separate article where I talk about them. I will try to keep updating this article on a frequent basis