DALLE2 vs Midjourney

DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney

I wanted to compare DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney, as Midjourney has recently enabled users to use --test and --testp to upgrade their images and make them much more realistic. Using --test and --testp (test being a more creative improvement and testp leaning towards more photorealistic improvement) and comparing to current DALL-E 2 outputs.

So I chose a variety of prompts to give DALL-E 2 and Midjourney, chose what I considered to be the best from each one and decided on a Winner (and therefore a loser!) from each comparison.

Toronto TTC Streetcars

"a photograph of a TTC streetcar on the street in downtown Toronto, foggy, winter, tall buildings, TTC streetcar, Canada, photography, street photography, city, 8K, realistic, detailed, real world"

DALLE2 "a photograph of a TTC streetcar on the street in downtown Toronto, foggy, winter, tall buildings, TTC streetcar, Canada, photography, street photography, city, 8K, realistic, detailed, real world"
DALL-E 2 streetcar
midjourney "a photograph of a TTC streetcar on the street in downtown Toronto, foggy, winter, tall buildings, TTC streetcar, Canada, photography, street photography, city, 8K, realistic, detailed, real world"
Midjourney Streetcar

The Dalle streetcar image is pretty, but lacks detail. It looks like a painting despite me asking for a photograph in the prompt. The Midjourney image is much more realistic.

Winner = Midjourney

Eyes

"a human eye, macro photography, 8K, realistic, highly detailed"

DAlle2 "a human eye, macro photography, 8K, realistic, highly detailed"
DALL-E 2 eye
midjourney "a human eye, macro photography, 8K, realistic, highly detailed"
Midjourney eye

Dalle's eye is more photo realistic and Midjourney's is more stylised and arty.

Winner = DALL-E 2

Cyberpunk

"a cyberpunk man standing with the skyline of a cyberpunk city in the background, 8K, octane render, unreal engine, volumetric lighting, highly detailed, cinematic, realistic"

DAlle2 "a cyberpunk man standing with the skyline of a cyberpunk city in the background, 8K, octane render, unreal engine, volumetric lighting, highly detailed, cinematic, realistic"
DALL-E 2 cyberpunk
midjourney "a cyberpunk man standing with the skyline of a cyberpunk city in the background, 8K, octane render, unreal engine, volumetric lighting, highly detailed, cinematic, realistic"
Midjourney Cyberpunk

Dalle's image is dreadful here.

Winner = Midjourney

Teddy Bears

"a studio photograph of a cute teddy bear, realistic"

dalle2 "a studio photograph of a cute teddy bear, realistic"
DALL-E 2 teddy bear
Midjourney "a studio photograph of a cute teddy bear, realistic" DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney
Midjourney teddy bear

Both are nice images, but Dalle's is more realisitc.

Winner = DALL-E 2

President Spongebob

"Official portrait photograph of United States President Spongebob Squarepants, sitting in the oval office, smiling at the camera and wearing a suit with blue tie, professional photography"

dalle 2 "Official portrait photograph of United States President Spongebob Squarepants, sitting in the oval office, smiling at the camera and wearing a suit with blue tie, professional photography"
DALL-E 2 President Spongebob
dalle 2 "A journey to the underworld"
Midjourney President Spongebob

Midjourney's image is nice, but completely misses the Spongebob component of the prompt.

Winner = DALL-E 2

Underworld

"A journey to the underworld"

DALL-E 2 underworld
midjourney "A journey to the underworld"
Midjourney underworld

Dalle's image is very literal (a man exploring a cave) while Midjourney's is realistic but still outworldly and intriguing.

Winner = Midjourney

1980s apartment

"stylish apartment from 1980s Miami, furnishings in 80s style, pink and blue colour scheme, magazine photography, 1980s"

dalle 2 "stylish apartment from 1980s Miami, furnishings in 80s style, pink and blue colour scheme, magazine photography, 1980s"
DALL-E 2 80s apartment
midjourney "stylish apartment from 1980s Miami, furnishings in 80s style, pink and blue colour scheme, magazine photography, 1980s"
Midjourney 80s apartment

Both capture the atmosphere but Midjourney's is far more realistic.

Winner = Midjourney

Bibimbap

"food photography of bibimbap"

dalle 2 AI generated "food photography of bibimbap"
DALL-E 2 bibimbap
midjourney "food photography of bibimbap"
Midjourney bibimbap

Both are great but Dalle's image is more accurate in terms of the ingredients in an actual bowl of Bibimbap.

Winner = DALL-E 2

Brutalist

"A man walking through the spacious hall of a cavernous brutalist building, concrete, imposing, brutalist architecture, 8K, realistic, moody"

dalle 2 "A man walking through the spacious hall of a cavernous brutalist building, concrete, imposing, brutalist architecture, 8K, realistic, moody" DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney
DALL-E 2 Brutalist
midjourney "A man walking through the spacious hall of a cavernous brutalist building, concrete, imposing, brutalist architecture, 8K, realistic, moody"
Midjourney brutalist

Midjourney's is more realistic and atmospheric.

Winner = Midjourney

Woman smiling

"a close up portrait photograph of a young woman with red hair and freckles laughing and looking directly into the camera, portrait photography, studio lighting, detailed, 8K"

DAlle2 "a close up portrait photograph of a young woman with red hair and freckles laughing and looking directly into the camera, portrait photography, studio lighting, detailed, 8K"
DALL-E 2 smiling woman
midjourney "a close up portrait photograph of a young woman with red hair and freckles laughing and looking directly into the camera, portrait photography, studio lighting, detailed, 8K"
Midjourney smiling woman

This is a good prompt to show the differences between Midjourney and DALL-E 2. Dalle's image is more realistic, while Midjourney's is too but in different ways. Tough choice but going to go with Dalle purely because if you squint your eyes it looks more realistic.

Winner = DALL-E 2

Velociraptor eating pizza

"a Lomography photograph of a velociraptor eating pizza in New York City"

DALL-E 2 velociraptor eating pizza
"a Lomography photograph of a velociraptor eating pizza in New York City" mid journey
Midjourney velociraptor eating pizza

Dalle captures the lomography aspect of the prompt correctly, while not getting the velociraptor part correct. Instead it's clearly an iguana eating pizza. Midjourney gets it more right but lacks the lomography aspect. It looks more like an illustration than a photo.

Winner = DALL-E 2

Corgi

"a photo realistic photograph of a corgi, 8K"

a photo realistic photograph of a corgi, 8K dalle2
a photo realistic photograph of a corgi, 8K midjourney

In this case both are lovely images, but Midjourney's leans more towards a painting of a corgi than a photo of one.

Winner = DALL-E 2

Blackbird 

"Blackbird SR-71 flying above the clouds, photograph, film grain, 1970s, view above, high quality, realistic"

Blackbird SR-71 flying above the clouds, photograph, film grain, 1970s, view above, high quality, realistic dalle2
DALL-E 2 blackbird
Blackbird SR-71 flying above the clouds, photograph, film grain, 1970s, view above, high quality, realistic Midjourney
Midjourney blackbird

Midjourney is the clear winner here.

Winner = Midjourney

Fynbos

"a photograph of fynbos flowers in South Africa"

fynbos DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney
DALL-E 2 fynbos
fynbos DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney
Midjourney fynbos

"Fynbos", literally 'fine bush' in Afrikaans, is the name for the unique flora of the Western Cape in South Africa. Both DALL-E 2 and Midjourney images are great. But going to give the win to Midjourney as it's slightly more photo realistic.

Winner = Midjourney

Final Results of DALL-E 2 vs Midjourney

So in this epic contest the final results are

  • DALL-E = 7 wins
  • Midjourney = 7 wins

A tie! Who would've suspected?

These tools are both great and I would encourage you to check them out on your own!

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Testing Out Midjourney

Testing out Midjourney

I recently started creating images with Midjourney, a new online tool that allows you to create images created by Artificial Intelligence.

According to their website, Midjourney "is an independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species. We are a small self-funded team focused on design, human infrastructure, and AI. We have 11 full-time staff and an incredible set of advisors."

So far I've been using the Midjourney server on Discord to create images.

In one of the Newcomer Rooms, you can type in /imagine followed by the prompt for your text.

For example let's try something like "a happy kitten sitting on a chair"

The Midjourney bot then starts to create the image.

We then have our finished result, which is four images. We then have the choice to upgra

We then have the option to Upscale any of the images. For example if I click U4 then we will upscale the fourth image that was created.

Once finished we can take a closer look at the upscaled image.

The full resolution version is below.

You can also adjust the aspect ratio of the image produced. For example, the four images below were created with the prompt "desert planet, far future, ancient city --ar 16:9".

"--ar 16:9" indicates that you'd like the image to be in the aspect ratio of 16:9, the most common widescreen format.

Examples of Images created by Midjourney

Below are some of my favourite images I've created so far using Midjourney. It is amazing at imitating fantasy and science fiction art so I've leaned towards those types of prompts.

a woman standing staring at the moon midjourney
Far future humans worshipping on a distant planet
Alien Covenant
in the distance a huge black rentangular vessel hovers above a desert plain, while human onlookers gaze up at it, science fiction art

midjourney
In the distance a huge black rentangular vessel hovers above a desert plain, while human onlookers gaze up at it, science fiction art
a mournful geisha, realistic, photography, warm lighting


midjourney AI art
A mournful geisha, realistic, photography, warm lighting
vast alien city, science fiction art, full HD


midjourney art
Vast alien city, science fiction art, full HD
a perfect circle according to mid journey
A perfect circle
Dante's inferno by midjourney
Dante's Inferno
A photograph of a hideous demon
created by midjourney
A photograph of a hideous demon
an astronaut embarking on a mind bending journey through time and space. AI art painting.
An astronaut embarking on a mind bending journey through time and space
the monster under your bed

artificial intelligence artwork
The monster under your bed
a picture of cape town, south africa generated by ai art
Cape Town, South Africa
opening the doorway to infinity

midjourney ai art generated
Opening the doorway to infinity
A lonely man walks down the dark and gloomy streets of cyberpunk far future Tokyo as it rains, cinematic
A lonely man walks down the dark and gloomy streets of cyberpunk far future Tokyo as it rains, cinematic
two astronauts explore the interior of a collosal, derelict alien spacecraft. cinematic

midjourney AI art
Two astronauts explore the interior of a collosal, derelict alien spacecraft. cinematic
In the deep forest of Ontario, a neon doorway to another world, sinister, x-files, cinematic, mysterious

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Comparing Craiyon, DALL-E 2, and Midjourney

Comparing Craiyon, DALL-E 2, and Midjourney

I thought I'd add photos from three AI image generators; Craiyon, DALL-E 2 and Midjourney.

How they describe themselves;

  • "Craiyon, formerly DALL·E mini, is an AI model that can draw images from any text prompt!"
  • "DALL·E 2 is a new AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.
  • "Midjourney is an independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species."

My relatively uninformed opinions of them;

  • Craiyon is good for funny and topical images, but images lack detail.
  • DALL-E 2 can create some almost photo-realistic images, but can lack artistic imagination.
  • Midjourney creates stunning images that lean towards fantasy art rather than the real world.

In this post I just wanted to share some examples of the images produced by these three.

A Cat looking up at a South African flag, digital art

A Cat looking up at a South African flag, digital art by craiyon
Craiyon
A Cat looking up at a South African flag, digital art dalle2
DALL-E 2
A Cat looking up at a South African flag, digital art created by midjourney
Midjourney

A Galaxy inside a Snowglobe, cinematic

A Galaxy inside a Snowglobe, cinematic by craiyon
Craiyon
A Galaxy inside a Snowglobe, cinematic dalle2
DALL-E 2
A Galaxy inside a Snowglobe, cinematic by midjourney
Midjourney

Two Astronauts Exploring a Tomb on Mars

Two Astronauts Exploring a Tomb on Mars craiyon
Craiyon
Two Astronauts Exploring a Tomb on Mars dalle2
DALL-E 2
Two Astronauts Exploring a Tomb on Mars midjourney
Midjourney

A Photograph of the Toronto skyline

A Photograph of the Toronto skyline by ai art craiyon
Craiyon
A Photograph of the Toronto skyline dalle2
DALL-E 2
A Photograph of the Toronto skyline by mid journey
Midjourney

A Hideous Monster staring you in the face

a hideous monster staring you in the face

by craiyon
Craiyon
a hideous monster staring you in the face

by dalle2
DALL-E 2
a hideous monster staring you in the face

by midjourney
Midjourney

A Beautiful, Cinematic Rainbow

A Beautiful, Cinematic Rainbow by craiyon
Craiyon
A Beautiful, Cinematic Rainbow
DALL-E 2
A Beautiful, Cinematic Rainbow from midjourney
Midjourney

A Window into Another World

A Window into Another World by craiyon
Craiyon
A Window into Another World images generated by dalle-2
DALL-E 2
A Window into Another World by midjourney
Midjourney

Two Astronauts explore the interior of a Colossal, Derelict Alien Spacecraft. Cinematic

Two Astronauts explore the interior of a Colossal, Derelict Alien Spacecraft. Cinematic created by craiyon
Craiyon
Two Astronauts explore the interior of a Colossal, Derelict Alien Spacecraft. Cinematic created by DALL-e2
DALL-E 2
Two Astronauts explore the interior of a Colossal, Derelict Alien Spacecraft. Cinematic by mid journey
Midjourney

Star Wars characters depicted in a medieval tapestry

Star Wars characters depicted in a medieval tapestry craiyon
Craiyon
Star Wars characters depicted in a medieval tapestry dalle-2
DALL-E 2
Star Wars characters depicted in a medieval tapestry midjourney
Midjourney

Alien Covenant

Alien Covenant depicted by craiyon ai generated art
Craiyon
Alien Covenant created by dalle2
DALL-E 2
Alien Covenant created by mid journey ai art generator
Midjourney

Cape Town, South Africa

Craiyon
DALL-E 2
Midjourney

The Gates to heaven opening and revealing the view of a Gigantic Wonderous City

ai generated images of The Gates to heaven opening and revealing the view of a Gigantic Wonderous City craiyon dallemini
Craiyon
The Gates to heaven opening and revealing the view of a Gigantic Wonderous City created with dalle2
DALL-E 2
The Gates to heaven opening and revealing the view of a Gigantic Wonderous City from midjourney
Midjourney

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comparing different photo styles in dalle2

Comparing different photo styles in DALL-E 2

Wanted to show how DALL-E 2 will create different images based on the same subject matter, depending on what style you add to the prompt.

To recap, DALL-E 2 is a new online tool that allows users to generate images from text prompts in a few seconds. They can generate images of the same subject in many different photo styles, depending on what instructions are included in the prompt.

Below are four photos of each subject, each in a different style. Below each image in the caption is the text prompt that was used to create them.

A Samurai riding a horse on Mars

A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Lomography created in DALLE 2
A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Lomography
 A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Wide Angle Lens dalle2
A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Wide Angle Lens
 A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Lego Bricks
A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Lego Bricks
A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Anime
A Samurai riding a horse on Mars, Anime

A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night

A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, lomography created using DALLE2
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, lomography
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, 50mm
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, 50mm
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, wide angle lens dalle2
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, Wide Angle Lens
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, digital art
A photograph of a Cyborg exploring Tokyo at night, Digital Art

A Rhino Surfing in the Sea

A Rhino surfing in the sea, digital art
A Rhino surfing in the sea, digital art
A Rhino surfing in the sea, clay mation animation
A Rhino surfing in the sea, claymation
A Rhino surfing in the sea, lomography
A Rhino surfing in the sea, lomography
A Rhino surfing in the sea, award winning 4K photography
A Rhino surfing in the sea, award winning 4K photography

A Raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich

A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, UHD 8k
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, UHD 8k
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, claymation ai
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, claymation
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, made out of Lego bricks dalle2
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, made out of Lego bricks
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, isometric art Ai art
A raccoon eating a smoked meat sandwich, isometric art

A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street

A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, lomography dale2
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, lomography
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, claymation generated by artificial intelligence
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, claymation
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, wide angle lens dalle2
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, wide angle lens
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, digital art dalle2
A Tyrannosaurus chasing a TTC streetcar down the street, digital art

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