Can artificial intelligence perform all tasks? There seems to be a captivating new technology advancement every month. AI’s ability to convert a typed statement into a painting or an image is a trending technological advancement. And you may try it now with these free applications.
Google recently introduced the Imagen AI tool, which transforms simple phrases into lifelike graphics. It’s terrifyingly cool how nice the photographs appear. You can try a brief demo on their website, but you would only be selecting from Google-supplied prompts. Here are the greatest free AI text-to-image generators you can use to create AI-generated artwork from your content.
1. Nightcafe (Web): The most basic free AI text-to-image converter
Nightcafe is a great example of one of these text-to-image apps that will make you drop your jaw when you see what AI can do. Nightcafe will use AI to turn any simple English sentence you type into a painting.
When you make a new image, you can choose from different art styles, such as cubist, oil painting, matte, surreal, steampunk, etc. You can also use artists, techniques, and cultural genres as modifiers. Then you have to choose between Artistic and Coherent AI styles.
You can read about the technical details of each on the website, but for the average user, there is a clear difference. The Artistic version is better for abstract works like showing buildings in the sky or sentences that are more creative. The Coherent version is better if you want to make images that look real and have your own changes.
Choose the output resolution, the aspect ratio, and a few other settings, and you’re ready to go. Nightcafe will give you an original piece of art in a few minutes based on what you choose. Your account stores everything you make.
When you sign up for an account, you get five credits for free. You also get five credits every day. The number of changes you can make to an artwork’s settings is based on how many credits you have. You can also use one piece of art as a starting point for another, which costs more credits. Yes, you can download small versions of your art for free.
2. Starry AI (Web, Android, iOS): Controllable AI art that turns text into pictures
Like the other apps on this list, Starry AI turns text into art made by AI. But unlike many others, it gives you fine-grained control over some parts, which makes the results much more personal.
You’ll start by typing in a random phrase and picking between two AI engines: Altair, which makes images that look like dreams and are more abstract, and Orion, which is more realistic (produces “unreal reality,” often more cohesive). Then, choose from 16 different art styles, canvas sizes, and aspect ratios. You can also use your own image as a base if you want. Most of the time, it’s a good idea in these apps to choose a custom image.
You can use extra credits in Starry AI to make the AI run longer and get a better final picture. In the same way, you can use credits to tell the AI how close to your text it should stay. And finally, once the image is made, you can pay credits to make it bigger so you can download high-resolution AI art.
Also, you don’t have to pay for these credits all the time. You can get free credits every day or week on Starry AI if you watch ads or share your creations on social media.
3. Dall-E Mini (Web): Experience the Famous OpenAI Dall-E
AI lab for research The Dall-E, the first and most popular AI text-to-image generator, was made by OpenAI. Netizens are amazed by the Dall-E 2‘s ability to turn natural language into pictures, but it is still in closed beta. You can put your name on the list of people waiting to play with the online app.
You can use the Dall-E Mini until then. It is an open-source version of the original AI model that anyone can use. The machine learns how to describe things by reading the captions of other images on the internet. It then uses what it has learned to describe whatever you type. You can sign up without making an account, and you can try your images as many times as you want.
Type your sentence, being as specific as you can, and press the Run button. It will take some time, but Dall-E Mini will soon give you nine different pictures made from your sentence. You can save any or all of the images to your hard drive. Unlike other apps, Dall-E Mini doesn’t have any more features or customizations. However, it is the simplest text-to-image AI generator and you can try it as many times as you want for free.
4. Dream by Wombo (Android, iOS): AI Text to Image Art Generator that is Simple, Free, and Unlimited
Every AI-based text-to-image art generator costs money, works with credits, or has some other limitation. Dream by Wombo breaks all of these rules and lets you make as many works of art as you want from your text, in many different styles.
All you have to do is make an account, write a sentence, and choose a style. Styles that are popular right now include Ghibli, Dali, Love, Robots, Psychic, Synthwave, Baroque, and Dark Fantasy, among others. Let Wombo make the picture, and then you can ask it to make another one right away or download the one you liked.
5. Pixray (Web): AI Text to Image Maker with Custom Codes for Geeks
Pixray is a free text-to-art generator that may be run in a browser, on your computer, or via an API. It has a simple UI, but geeks will love it because of its customisable AI engines and copious documentation for custom scripts.
The default UI is straightforward. First, enter your sentence like you would in any other program. Then, under the “drawer,” select one of the AI render engines: pixel makes pixel art, vqgan generates GAN-pictures (frequently trippy or realistic), and clipdraw/line sketch generates stroke-based graphics as if it were a painting with strokes drawn down. This will result in excellent photographs, but the fun part is the last step, Settings.
You can change the AI parameters in a variety of ways, according to the rich Pixray documentation. For example, you can add artists or styles, determine quality, iterations, or scale, and learn how to edit your artwork in detail using the drawer, display, filter, video, and picture options. It’s a lot of reading, but no coding is required.
So, do you think AI is killing artists?
All of the AI text-to-image generators in this article are impressive in their own way. In fact, Google’s Imagen and OpenAI’s Dall-E 2 are the most impressive, but we can’t use them yet. But they aren’t ready to replace artists just yet.
Just like AI writing tools, even though the final product seems “real” enough to be made by a person, it still misses some things. Artists can add creativity, emotion, and their own style to their work, which makes it unique and personal. AI might be able to do that in the future, but for now, artist jobs are safe.