Midjourney Alternatives you were looking for.
Generative AI is a cutting-edge AI technology that lets us produce diverse content, like audio, images, videos, text, and even complex code, in a few seconds by feeding the proper prompts.
Several AI tools use this type of AI technology, and one such tool is Midjourney, which lets us generate photo-realistic and high-definition images.
But, Midjourney’s free trials have closed, and there isn’t any free tier for it to try before purchasing its premium tier. Thus, to help you experience the power of generative AI, we’ll share some great Midjourney alternatives we’ve attempted in this guide.
4 Free Midjourney Alternatives We’ve Have Personally Liked
We tried three prompts (mentioned below) with all generative AI tools to test their abilities.
“A bustling metropolis in the year 2090, with Humans and AI companions lined up on the streets against each other to fight. Ultra Realistic.”
“A heartwarming scene of a young child exploring an enchanted underwater realm, accompanied by a robot as his guide. Artwork. Cinematic lighting.”
“In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a nomadic duo of a skilled archer and their robotic wolf companion search for a rumoured oasis of hope. Hyperrealism. Soft sunlight.”
Let’s see how these perform comparatively.
Bing Image Creator
Bing Image Creator is a great free alternative to Midjourney. It uses DALL-E, a generative AI technology, to generate impressive and realistic images on your provided art descriptions.
All the elements with the first prompt looked ultra-realistic, as we asked it. Also, the images were generated in high resolution to make them easy to share without any edits. The color composition was also excellent. But, as perfect as it feels, it didn’t include the humans in the images. So, you can understand that, at times, it doesn’t picture the prompts as-is.
Now about the second prompt. This AI tool understood the second prompt and made some of the best images. They looked realistic, and their main elements were perfect, making it convenient to share anywhere without editing.
But this time, a few images could be improved. Like, they had some brightness and contrast issues, and you might need to edit the pictures manually before sharing or posting them online.
Moving ahead, we also tried looking for the generated images on the internet and found nothing matching it. It remembers all your previous prompts, so you don’t need to spend credits every time.
One thing worth mentioning about this AI image creator is that it lets you add text to your images using Microsoft Designer. No doubt, it’s a free image generator tool (at the time of writing this). The free version gives you a hundred Boosts, and each art generation uses one Boost. This boosts quota refills daily. And while it lets you generate images after credit exhaustion, render times will be more.
Leonardo.Ai is a great freemium alternative to Midjourney. Like other AI image creators, it lets you easily create high-quality images based on your art description. The best part about Leonardo.Ai is that it enables you to make up to eight images in your required resolution.
You can also adjust the images’ contrast, resonance, rawness, and other vital elements before pressing Generate. But some features are either in the Beta stage or paid.
To check if the features are compelling, we tried three prompts with it. Along with the prompts, we provided it with a sample image to let it generate high-quality and accurate shots.
This AI tool created accurate and high-quality images on the first prompt. The best part is that it understood the description correctly and got everything to add to the pictures.
When we tried this AI tool with the second prompt, it misinterpreted it. As we mentioned in the prompt, it didn’t introduce the robot as the child’s guide. But if we ignore this part, everything was perfect with the images, from resolution to colors.
Lastly, this AI image creator understood the third prompt quickly and generated good outputs. The generated graphics included all the main elements. Also, the colors matched the theme we mentioned.
One thing we liked the most about this AI image creator tool is the ability to take negative prompts, in which you can mention what things you don’t want in your graphics.
However, one issue with this is that your images become public as soon as they’re generated. Anyone using Leonardo.Ai can see and use them. To create private photos, one has to opt for one of its premium plans: Apprentice, Artisan, and Maestro. Apprentice gives you 8,500 image generations per month. It also lets you upscale 1,700 images and remove the backgrounds of 4,250 images.
Artisan offers 25,000 image generations. Also, it provides 5,000 and 12,500 upscales and removals. At last, Maestro offers 60,000 credits, 12,000 and 300,000 upscales, and removals. This also has a free plan that gives you fifty credits, which renew every 12 hours.
Dream Studio is a free Midjourney alternative. Similar to other tools, it creates excellent images based on your description. You can also provide negative prompts to inform the tool about what you don’t want to include in your images.
We again tested this AI image generator with three varied scenarios, and below are the results:
Like every other AI image generator, it also created four different graphics. No doubt, the graphics matched our given ideas and thoughts. And the results were mostly similar to the ones made by other tools.
When we tried to test this tool with the second prompt, it didn’t accept it because of the phrase “young boy”. At the same time, other tools accepted this art prompt without any issues. After changing the prompt, it generated four appealing pictures matching the provided art prompt.
Like Leonardo.Ai, this tool also misinterpreted the third prompt and created different graphics than expected. First of all, the images looked inspired by cartoons, like Anime. Additionally, they had some objects that our art description didn’t even include. Last but not least, the wolf in the generated images didn’t appear robotic from any angle.
Still, the best part about the Dream Studio tool is that it lets you adjust the width and height of the created images per your needs. Besides this, it allows you to select the number of pictures you want to create in your given description. It also lets you upload a hint image so that it can know what exactly you want in your graphics using all its abilities.
Coming over to its pricing. Dream Studio gives you twenty-five free credits to generate graphics. They don’t renew or expire. If you spend all your credits and need more, you must buy them. You can get 1,000 credits for $10; with them, you can make 5,000 images.
The last generative AI tool on this list is Starry AI. It also creates appealing images matching your prompts. Also, it lets you change the image size, eliminating the process of resizing the images. Also, you can use the generated artwork for any purpose. They won’t be published publicly or be visible to other users. We tried this AI tool; here’s what it made for us.
I guess, it could not do justice to the first prompt. I can’t clearly distinguish between robots and humans as we directed it to create. In addition, the graphics quality felt subpar.
When we tried the second prompt with it, it made one image, which was decent. We won’t say that the generated image was perfect. No doubt, it interpreted the given prompt well. But image quality was again underwhelming.
It generated decent results for the third prompt. But, it added things we didn’t even ask for. Besides, the quality of the images was a bit low, as we’ve seen with this tool so far.
By default, Starry AI gives you five free credits. In case you want more credits, you can purchase more. Else, you can wait for the credits to reset or renew every day.
Starry AI has three paid plans: Starter, Unlimited Pro, and Unlimited Pro Max. Starter allows you to generate up to 200 images per month. It also provides exclusive styles, unlimited 4x zoom, and more. Unlimited Pro lets you create 3000 images per month. It gives access to unlimited upscaling and slow generations. The last plan offers 2000 credits that allow you to create up to 8000 images per month. It also provides access to unlimited slow creations.
Here are all the images. You can click to enlarge.
- Bing Image Creator
2. Leonardo AI
3. Dream Studio
4. Starry AI
So these are some of the Midjourney alternatives we tried and found worth sharing with you.
We tested the quality of all the mentioned generative AI tools with three different prompts, and you can check the results yourself.
We hope you liked the selection of these Midjourney alternatives. If yes, let us know which tool you wanted the most in the comments.