AI art generators have been gaining popularity, and among them, Midjourney stands out due to its powerful text-to-image model. However, Midjourney is a premium service that costs $10 per month. If you’re looking for alternatives, here are the top 10 that you should consider:
1. Stable Diffusion
Stable Diffusion is a free and open-source model that can be installed on a local PC with at least 8GB of VRAM. It’s used by many websites and apps to quickly generate images from text input. However, it struggles with rendering eyes, hands, and fingers properly in human portraits.
2. DALL-E 2
Developed by OpenAI, DALL-E 2 is a powerful text-to-image model that can create photorealistic images from descriptions in natural language. It’s not free, and you need to buy credits once you exhaust the 15 free credits.
Leonardo.Ai is a new text-to-image generation model primarily developed for generating game assets. It’s not open to all, and early-bird access is only available to a select few users.
4. Bing Image Creator
Microsoft has integrated AI image generation into Bing AI Chat. You can generate images with a natural prompt in the Bing Chat interface using the “Creative” mode to trigger the Bing AI Image Creator.
5. Adobe Firefly
Adobe has released its own creative AI model called Firefly. It has a number of tools for text-to-image generation, image expansion, vector recoloring, text effects, inpainting, sketch-to-image, and more.
6. Blue Willow
Blue Willow is a free to use AI image generator that operates on user donations. You can join the Blue Willow Discord server and enter your prompt to generate images.
InstantArt hosts more than 25 text-to-image models, which you can use to instantly create AI-generated images. It includes powerful AI models like Stable Diffusion, Midjourney V4, Anything V3, Wifu, SynthWavePunk, IconsMI, and more.
NightCafe is a website service that lets you access multiple text-to-image models. It supports Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2, CLIP-Guided Diffusion, VQGAN+CLIP, and Style Transfer.
Lexica is an AI-image generator website that has finetuned its own image model based on Stable Diffusion. It also acts as a search engine for Stable Diffusion-generated images.
10. Playground AI
Playground AI hosts Stable Diffusion and DALL-E. It lets you create 1,000 images per day for free, but there might be some limits on quality and details after 50 images.