AI-generated images are controversial at present. Several programs/apps are available for creating AI images from text prompts. I decided run experiments with some options that are free for initial images and do not require setting up a new account. I ran simple tests on several free on-line programs for generating image from text. Since I am still learning how to make good text prompts, the results may improve for experienced users.
Caveat: this field is moving fast and my results might not be applicable in a few months.
Here are the results with prompts.
Craiyon.com is the
current version of Dall-E mini. The test prompt ‘Elf with sword in trees’ gave
Dream by Wombo. Test prompt gave a weird image, but you need to create an account to download the image.
Starry AI.com. My prompt ‘alien jungle’ gave this image.
Verdict: has potential.
NightCafe.com. My prompt ‘Elf in forest’ produced this image.
Again, evolving the
image tended to give mixed results and was often not an improvement over the first
Verdict: promising, has
various algorithms, and can be used for free with their credit system. I
decided to create more images and obtained several acceptable ones for
characters or alien landscapes. The header image is a volcanic landscape.
Pixray: Charges for
MidJourney: First 25
images are free, then subscriptions are $10 or $30 per month. It requires
access through Discord, which would mean opening a new account.
I'm sure there are other programs available. These ones came up on my searches.