What AI Image Generator Should YOU Be Using??

Matt Wolfe
19 Oct 202348:29

TLDRThe video script offers a comprehensive comparison of various AI image generators, evaluating them on accuracy, creativity, realism, illustrations, logos, vectors, textures, usability, censorship, and pricing. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each tool, such as Mid Journey's creativity and Dolly 3's accuracy, while also discussing their limitations in areas like text generation and censorship issues. The script concludes with recommendations on which tools to use for specific needs and acknowledges the rapid evolution of this technology.

Takeaways

  • πŸ” AI image generators are abundant, each with unique strengths and weaknesses for specific use cases.
  • 🎨 MidJourney excels in creativity and realism but has usability drawbacks and costs involved.
  • πŸ† Dolly 3 is highly accurate but falls short in certain areas like text generation and is more expensive when used in Chat GPT.
  • 🌐 Google's generative search experience is free and decent at logos but has usability issues and censors some content.
  • πŸ’‘ Idiogram is free and less censored, performing well with text in images and logos, but lacks in other areas.
  • 🎭 Firefly Image 2 provides good illustrations and can do text but has limitations in some features and monthly credits for paid users.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ Leonardo offers a wide range of features and customization, scoring high in most categories except text inside images.
  • πŸ”’ When evaluating AI image generators, factors like accuracy, creativity, realism, illustrations, logos, vectors, textures, usability, censorship, and pricing should be considered.
  • πŸ“ˆ In terms of overall value, Leonardo stands out with its balance of features and relatively low cost.
  • πŸš€ For those looking for a free option, Dolly 3 in Bing's Image Creator and Google offer accuracy with some limitations.
  • πŸ“Š The best choice of AI image generator depends on the specific needs and priorities of the user, such as budget, desired output quality, and content restrictions.

Q & A

  • What are the main AI image generators discussed in the video?

    -The main AI image generators discussed in the video are Mid Journey, Dolly 3, Firefly Image 2, Stable Diffusion XL, Google's generative search experience, and Idiogram.

  • How does the video determine the best AI image generator for specific use cases?

    -The video determines the best AI image generator for specific use cases by grading each tool on accuracy, creativity, realism, illustrations, logos and vectors, textures, text in images, censorship, usability, and pricing.

  • What was the overall ranking for accuracy among the tested AI image generators?

    -The overall ranking for accuracy was Dolly 3 with a score of 9 out of 10, followed by Mid Journey Raw and Dolly 3 in Bing's Image Creator both with 5.5 out of 10, Stable Diffusion with 6.5 out of 10, Firefly Image 2 with 6.5 out of 10, Google with 7.2 out of 10, and Idiogram with 6.7 out of 10.

  • Which AI image generator performed the best in terms of creativity?

    -Mid Journey performed the best in terms of creativity, followed closely by Stable Diffusion XL and Leonardo, with Dolly 3 through Chat GPT version coming in third.

  • What was the most realistic image generation result obtained in the video?

    -The most realistic image generation result was obtained from Mid Journey Raw with a score of 8.5 out of 10, followed by Firefly Image 2 with a score of 8 out of 10.

  • How did the video evaluate the AI image generators for text inside images?

    -The video evaluated the AI image generators for text inside images by using the prompt 'a penguin holding a wooden sign that says subscribe to Matt wolf' and grading them on their ability to accurately generate the text within the images.

  • Which AI image generator had the least censorship issues?

    -Idiogram and Stable Diffusion XL (Leonardo) had the least censorship issues, generating most of the requested content without restrictions.

  • What was the usability score given to Mid Journey?

    -The usability score given to Mid Journey was 5 out of 10, due to the complexity of using it within Discord and the need to learn various commands.

  • How does the video summarize the best value AI image generator?

    -The video summarizes that Leonardo is probably the best value AI image generator with a score of 75.5 out of 100, offering a good balance of performance across various criteria, minimal censorship, and a reasonable price.

  • Which AI image generator is currently available for free and has no censorship issues?

    -Idiogram is currently available for free and has no reported censorship issues, making it accessible for users without restrictions on content generation.

  • What was the main criticism of Dolly 3 inside of Chat GPT in the video?

    -The main criticism of Dolly 3 inside of Chat GPT was its high cost at $20 per month for the Chat GPT Plus membership, its high level of censorship, and its average performance across other criteria.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ€– Overview of AI Image Generators

The paragraph discusses the plethora of AI image generators available, highlighting popular ones like Mid Journey, Dolly 3, Firefly Image 2, Stable Diffusion XL, and Google's generative search. It emphasizes the challenge in choosing the right tool for specific use cases and introduces a comprehensive comparison based on criteria such as accuracy, creativity, realism, illustrations, logos, vectors, textures, usability, and pricing.

05:02

🎨 Testing Accuracy of AI Generators

This section delves into the accuracy of various AI image generators by testing their prompt adherence. It compares Mid Journey, Dolly 3, and other platforms by feeding specific prompts and grading their output. The results show Dolly 3 excelling in accuracy, particularly when used in chat GPT, while Mid Journey's raw style slightly edges out its regular mode. The segment also notes differences between Dolly 3's output in chat GPT and Bing's image Creator.

10:03

🌈 Creativity Assessment of AI Tools

The paragraph focuses on the creativity of AI image generators by providing minimal prompts and evaluating the uniqueness of the resulting images. It ranks Mid Journey highest in creativity, followed by Stable Diffusion XL (sdxl) and Leonardo, which showed impressive contrast and depth. The segment also critiques Firefly Image 2 for its lack of originality and Google's generative search for missing the mark on colorfulness in RGB images.

15:05

🏞️ Realism Evaluation of AI Generated Images

This part assesses the realism of AI-generated images using a specific prompt of a couple holding hands in front of the Eiffel Tower. Mid Journey's raw version stands out for its high level of realism, followed by Firefly Image 2, which delivered fairly realistic faces despite some issues. Other platforms like Dolly 3 and Google struggled with aspects like facial details and the Eiffel Tower's representation, resulting in less realistic outputs.

20:06

πŸ–ŒοΈ Testing Illustration Capabilities

The paragraph evaluates the illustration capabilities of AI tools by using a prompt for an anime girl with braids in neon Tokyo streets. Mid Journey's nii mode performs well, creating colorful and contrasty images. Dolly 3 and Bing image Creator produce decent outputs, though lacking the same level of contrast. Leonardo and Firefly 2 also deliver solid illustrations, with Leonardo's output being slightly more impressive.

25:06

πŸ”– Logo and Vector Image Assessment

This section examines the ability of AI generators to create logos and vectors, using a prompt for a simple flat vector image logo of a wolf. Mid Journey and Dolly 3 perform well, producing solid logo designs. Google surprisingly excels in this category, outperforming even Mid Journey. Firefly 2 and idiogram also provide good results, while Leonardo's output doesn't quite meet expectations for logo design.

30:07

🎨 Textures, Backgrounds, and Text in Images

The paragraph tests the AI tools' ability to create textured, tiling backgrounds and incorporate text into images. Mid Journey excels in creating tilable textures, while Dolly 3 and Bing image Creator fail in this aspect. Leonardo and Firefly 2 manage to pass the tiling test. For text incorporation, Dolly 3, Google, and idiogram demonstrate capability, while Mid Journey fails. The segment also discusses censorship issues with certain platforms.

35:10

πŸ“Š Comparative Analysis and Conclusion

The final segment wraps up the comparison by evaluating the overall performance of each AI image generator across various categories. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of platforms like Leonardo, Mid Journey, and idiogram, and identifies the best options for accuracy, creativity, realism, illustrations, logos, vectors, textures, usability, and pricing. The conclusion provides valuable insights for users to choose the most suitable tool for their needs.

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Keywords

πŸ’‘AI image generators

AI image generators are artificial intelligence systems capable of creating visual content based on textual prompts or other input. In the context of the video, they are evaluated based on various criteria such as accuracy, creativity, realism, and usability. Examples mentioned in the script include Mid Journey, Dolly 3, Firefly Image 2, and Google's generative search experience.

πŸ’‘Prompt adherence

Prompt adherence refers to the ability of AI image generators to accurately follow and interpret the textual prompts provided by users to create the desired images. It is a critical aspect of the evaluation process in the video, as it measures how well the AI can understand and execute the specific requests made by the user.

πŸ’‘Creativity

Creativity in the context of AI image generators pertains to the ability of the system to produce unique, imaginative, and original images from vague or open-ended prompts. The video assesses creativity by examining the variety and innovativeness of the images produced when given minimal or abstract prompts.

πŸ’‘Realism

Realism in AI-generated images refers to the degree to which the images appear lifelike and could be mistaken for photographs or real-world scenes. The video measures realism by comparing the generated images to actual photographs, focusing on the accuracy of details, lighting, and overall visual fidelity.

πŸ’‘Illustrations

Illustrations in the context of AI image generation refer to the creation of images that resemble hand-drawn or artistic representations rather than photographs. The video assesses the ability of AI generators to produce illustrative work by examining the stylistic quality and artistic expression of the images generated from specific prompts.

πŸ’‘Logos and vectors

Logos and vectors in AI image generation involve the creation of graphic symbols and logos, as well as images composed of geometric shapes and lines, which are scalable without loss of quality. The video evaluates the AI's ability to generate clear, simple, and recognizable logos and vector art based on user prompts.

πŸ’‘Textures and backgrounds

Textures and backgrounds refer to the ability of AI image generators to create images that can be used as surface patterns or sceneries, often with a repeatable or tilable quality. The video evaluates this by checking if the generated images can seamlessly tile or if they have a consistent pattern that can be used as a background without visible seams.

πŸ’‘Text in images

Text in images is the ability of AI image generators to incorporate legible and accurate text within the visual content they produce. The video assesses this by giving prompts that require the inclusion of text, such as 'a penguin holding a wooden sign that says subscribe to Matt wolf', and evaluating the correctness and clarity of the text in the generated images.

πŸ’‘Censorship

Censorship in AI image generators refers to the limitations or restrictions placed on the content that the AI can produce, often due to copyright, trademark, or content policy restrictions. The video evaluates censorship by attempting to generate images of celebrities and well-known intellectual properties to see if the AI will comply or refuse based on its content policies.

πŸ’‘Usability

Usability pertains to how easy and intuitive it is for users to interact with and operate the AI image generators. The video assesses usability based on the user interface, the complexity of using the tool, and the availability of features that allow users to refine and customize their prompts.

πŸ’‘Pricing

Pricing refers to the cost associated with using the AI image generators. The video evaluates the affordability and value for money of each tool by comparing their subscription plans or the availability of free tiers, as well as the number of images or credits provided for the cost.

Highlights

The video discusses various AI image generators, comparing their strengths and weaknesses for specific use cases.

Mid Journey is praised for its creativity and realism, but has usability and cost drawbacks.

Dolly 3, particularly in Chat GPT, has high accuracy but is on the expensive side and heavily censored.

Firefly Image 2 is recognized for its solid illustrations and competitive pricing with a free tier.

Google's generative search experience is free and offers decent accuracy but has usability issues.

Idiogram is noted for being free, uncensored, and capable of handling text within images well.

Stable Diffusion XL, particularly when used with Leonardo, shows promise in various categories including tiling textures.

The video provides a thorough comparison, scoring each AI image generator based on accuracy, creativity, realism, and other criteria.

Mid Journey excels in creating realistic and creative images, but its raw style is even more effective for prompt adherence.

Dolly 3's performance in Bing's Image Creator is commendable, offering accuracy without the premium cost of Chat GPT.

The video creator enjoys the creative process of exploring AI tools and shares his findings on futuretools.com.

The video aims to provide clarity on which AI image generator to use for specific needs, helping viewers make informed decisions.

The video concludes that Leonardo offers the best value, excelling in most categories with minimal censorship.

The video is a comprehensive resource for those interested in the practical applications of AI image generators.

The video's detailed analysis is intended to save viewers time and effort in finding the right AI tool for their needs.

The video encourages viewers to subscribe to the channel for more content on AI and other technological tools.