Currently, text-to-image generators, which are based on artificial intelligence (AI), such as DALL-E 2, are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to their ability to generate images, they can even shape works with artistic features.
For the art and technology enthusiasts, this type of tool is a real cross between these two worlds. Some of you are probably thinking that using this technology must be expensive. In fact, the use of many of these artificial intelligences are free, despite some limitations. To gain access to more options, customers may need to pay or complete some sort of challenge. In this way, companies allow the general public to take advantage of this technology. Here are some of those tools that give you free access to several features.
1- Dream by Wombo
Dream by Wombo is a mobile app extremely convenient for creating digital art via artificial intelligence. An Internet version of the tool also allows to generate images from text. However, this one is mainly designed to allow you to test the tool. In fact, the Dream by Wombo website has fewer options than the Android and iOS versions.
At the service level, this platform is available to all users. You just need to register to create images from your own words.
This text-to-image generator works like other artificial intelligences of its kind. You only have to insert a text in the dedicated section to generate an image or a work of art. However, it has another function. This allows you toinsert picture that artificial intelligence will use as a basis. In this case, you can reduce or increase the effect of the photo on the final result.
In addition, you can personalize each image thanks to the many creative designs available. Artificial intelligence can, for example, adopt designs such as Ghibli, Robots, Dark Fantasy, Love or even Phychic.
Dream by Wombo has a definite advantage. It offers the possibility of generate an infinity of works as soon as you have an account. Of course, you can download the images you like.
2- Starry AI
Starry AI is another AI-based text-to-image generator that provides the ability to illustrate your words with images. Like the previous one, it offers free access at his service. However, the platform imposes some restriction to the user. It must be said that this tool offers a little more customizations than the previous one. Grain control is one of those options and it makes each image a little more special.
Starry AI notably offers three types of artificial intelligence on its platform. The first, Altair, generates dreamlike images. In other words, he has a more abstract style. The second, “Orion”offers an alternative more consistent with his side “unreal reality”. The last, “Argo”is particularly programmed to generate made more artistic.
Besides the algorithms, this tool offers different artistic styles as well as the possibility of modifying the picture size. Like the previous one, Starry AI allows you toinsert picture in order to use it as a basis for the image to be generated. This last method is a way to make a work even more personal.
In addition, the platform has a credit system which provides access to more features. You can, for example, extend the time that artificial intelligence takes to process your request. This option often gives users better rendering.
Credits can also be used when downloading works you have created. Indeed, you must use credits to improve resolution of the image and thus have a better quality rendering. In this way, you can use them in different projects or publish them on your social networks.
Moreover, the creators of Starry AI offers the possibility of using these many functions without spending a penny. To do this, the platform offers you challenges like share your creations on social networks. According to the website, this offer is valid for Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and TikTok. Thanks to this, you can earn up to 17 credits per day. Yes, you counted correctly, the five extra tokens are offered every day.
3- Night Cafe
NightCafe is also an extremely practical and easy-to-use text-to-image generator. This tool also offers three algorithms so you can enjoy different renderings. These are the algorithms Artistic, Consistent and Steady.
As indicated by his name, the first algorithm is an artificial intelligence designed especially for generating art. According to the tool’s website, this algorithm is mainly used to generate beautiful works from descriptive text. You should note, however, that the resulting creations usually have unusual logic. Images do not conform to the laws of physics that we know.
As for the Coherent algorithm, its concept is the opposite of the first. It usually allows users to generate pictures that “actually obey the laws of physics”. The website points out that many of the top artists on the platform use this artificial intelligence.
The last, the Stable algorithm, is the most recent that NightCafe has released. If you are looking to create images with more consistency, this one is the most consistent. During the design of this artificial intelligence, NightCafe was inspired by other advanced technologies such as Imagen and DALL-E 2.
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When creating an image, the tool also offers you to activate advanced options. These allow, among other things, to modify the aspect ratio as well as his resolution thanks to credits. However, you can still download your creation in small resolution.
Additionally, you can also change how long the AI should process the prompt (the text). This will allow the tool to create better images. You can even gauge how well the AI will have to conform to the text you’ve entered.
Also, you have the option of evolve your old creations, that is, to improve it. In this case, the NightCafe website suggests the Coherent algorithm. Most of these options require credits.
4- DALL-E Mini or Craiyon
Crayon is formerly known as DALL-E Mini. However, its operation has not changed much and its exploitation remains free. This text-to-image generator was created by OpenAI which is currently designing DALL-E 2. At the moment, OpenAI is beta testing this artificial intelligence.
Coming back to Craiyon, this is a less elaborate version of the DALL-E 2. However, it is no less useful. In order to take advantage of the features of DALL-E Mini, you do not need to create an account. Additionally, you can create as many works as you want. To keep Craiyon free to use, managers decided to use ads to pay for their servers.
In order to generate the images you request, the AI of Crayon is based on information from the web. Concretely, he learns to create photos by first referring to the description of the images on the Internet. Therefore, the artificial intelligence can create quite bizarre images depending on the words you choose.
DALL-E Mini does not work like other text-to-image generators. Instead of giving the opportunity to improve a work, he offers nine. You then just have to choose, among those that you like, to keep them on your device.
Pixray is a rather particular image-to-text generator with an interface reminiscent of that which is used to code. If you have studied computer science, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice.
Of course, even people who know nothing about this field will be able to exploit Pixray. The fact is that its use is basic and only asks you to fill in the section “prompt”. This is where you should place the simple keywords or phrases to turn into images. From then on, you can generate photos from text.
Besides, Pixray offers another section named “Drawer” which designates the artistic style. You have seven different selections available to you, but you can also choose not to put any.
Finally, there is the section “Settings” which allows users to still go further in personalization of their works. If you have no computer knowledge, its use can be slightly complicated.
To inspire youthe website offers examples which show the parameters used with the result. In this way, you can already have ideas on how you will generate your images. Help websites (generally in English) also exist on the web in order to facilitate the exploitation of this last field.