AI art started taking the world by storm in 2022. And along with both beautiful and disturbing images showing up in your social media feeds, you have likely also seen a lot of debate among artists. While AI art allows anyone to generate art based on a text prompt, artists and non-artists alike have expressed concerns about AI tools being fed art without the artist’s consent. In fact, two of the most popular and well-known AI art tools, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, are being sued, along with DeviantArt and its AI generator DreamUp, by a trio of artists. It is still a legal gray area whether training AI on internet content without the creator’s permission is allowed or not. Due to these ongoing lawsuits, we’re going to refrain from recommending Stable Diffusion and Midjourney – however, they are popular and well-known for a reason, and are still available to use. But don’t worry! If you still want to play with AI art generators, we have a list of seven other amazing options. Just do us a favor: have fun playing with these AI art generators, but if you want to commission a piece of art, please support the artists you love and who will appreciate your payment.
1. DALL-E 2
DALL-E was one of the first AI art generators to make headlines. The second version of the tool, which is developed by OpenAI, is a significant improvement over the original. According to OpenAI, DALL-E 2 can create original and realistic images from just a text description written in natural language. It allows users to choose specific styles, but has a strong content policy that limits the AI’s ability to generate harmful or explicit content.
2. Jasper Art
The Jasper AI art generator turns text prompts into images, with high resolution and the ability for you (and anyone else) to use them for both commercial and personal use. You can choose various artistic styles, moods, and more. Their paid plan allows for unlimited image generations.
Craiyon was formerly known as DALL-E mini, which simply generates 9 images from a given prompt. It is free to use and you can use the images however you please. It may not be the most powerful on the list, but it has the least barriers to start using it, since it requires no registration or payment.
Artbreeder, like the name suggests, takes a DNA-mixing approach to its AI art. You can generate images from a text prompt, but then splice together aspects of two multiple images. Users can “remix” anyone else’s image with another to create their own take. This helps build the AI art community through fun (and sometimes silly or hilariously horrible) collaboration.
5. Starry AI
Starry AI is a mobile app art generator. It is free, but will only generate five images per day. They have a focus on generating images for use as NFTs.
6. Lensa AI
Lensa is also an app, and made headlines for generating AI selfies that users would use as social media profile pictures. If you want cool and fun variations of your selfie, then this is the app you want. But they don’t just their AI tools for generating selfies. The app also includes tools for facial retouching, adjusting things like eye contact and lip color, blurring or replacing the background, and general photo editing app tools.
NightCafe utilizes all of the major algorithms, such as Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2, and many more. It has more algorithms than the competition, meaning you can create a wider variety of images. This also means advanced users will have a field day tweaking settings to get the exact image they want. But at the same time, the interface is made easy for beginners. You can even create videos and order prints of your generated images.
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