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Adalbert
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The best freeware for creating AI images

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Hello everyone,
What is the best free software for creating AI images?
Best regards and happy new year!
ADi

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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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For free-free stable diffusion is open source and can be run at home.

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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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Scarodactyl wrote:
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:37 pm
For free-free stable diffusion is open source and can be run at home.
Many thanks for the hint!
I have just installed "Stable Diffusion UI" V2.4.23 under Ubuntu.
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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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Hello everybody,
Does anyone know how to define the initial image, which is then taken as a base and only slightly modified?
Screenshot from 2023-01-04 21-30-07.jpg
Best,
ADi
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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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That looks interesting. I don't know what is the best AI image maker that is free. But i have access to DALL-E 2 (which is a free online platform) : https://openai.com/dall-e-2/ .
I was granted access by applying and waiting about 2 weeks. Now I just goof around in there, having it make images with a single descriptive sentance.
This is one of the images that came out with "A digital art image of a frog singing on stage"
Image15FrogOnStage by Marcoli Sturtevantione, on Flickr

And this is "A photo-realistic picture of a praying mantis wedding". I wanted tuxedos and bridal veils, but DALL-E 2 had other ideas!
Image24MantisWedding by Marcoli Sturtevantione, on Flickr

One quickly sees limitations with a simple command. People and animal faces are often wrong, for example. But there are ways to make very sophisticated images by using computer coded language. I don't know how to do that. but here is one link: https://beta.openai.com/docs/guides/images/introduction .
There are also YouTube descriptions.
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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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Hi Mark ,
Really nice pictures!
My original idea was to define two initial images that would then be combined by AI.
Best , ADi

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DALL E2 can take images and mess with them. I don't know about whether it can combine images.
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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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Compound eye of a fly in 50x rendered by Stable Diffusion


Image
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/526 ... d7ea_o.jpg


1.) Prompt: shiny, spherical pearls, Macro
2.) Initial Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/495 ... 2172_o.jpg
3.) Seed: 7372284
4.) Sampler: ddim
5.) Inference Steps: 25
6.) Guidance Scale: 17
7.) Model: sd-v1-4
8.) Prompt Strength: 0.57
9.) Fix Faces: GFPGANv1.3
10.) Upscale: RealESRGAN_x4plus

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Re: The best freeware for creating AI images

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Very nice. For several months, I've been experimenting with different AI platforms. We are at an exciting time in history, at least for me. Sort of like the DOS era for all of this technology. I wish I were 60 years younger. For the last few months, I've been playing with Nvidia NeRF. About 7 years ago I experimented with VisualSFM with decent results.

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