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Top free AI image generators 2024

If you want to create high-quality images using AI but don’t have money to pay the subscription fee for Midjourney. but worry not we have curated a list of free tools that can give you great results without costing you a bank.

In order to compare the quality of the results of the image created by all the tools there will be a common prompt for all the tools we will give scores based on the image generated, the free credits, and the ease of use of the tool.

Disclaimer – This article is not sponsored by any of the below tools our reviews are totally unbiased and solely based on testing.

Ideogram

Ideogram is the first tool on the list this tool is a great choice if you want to create images involving text while most of the tools struggle when it comes to generating images with text, Ideogram can create images with text.
The user interface of the website is simple and beginner-friendly,

Ideogram has two image generation models V1 and V2 you get 18 different styles and 3 different aspect ratios to choose from.

we gave the following prompt to Ideogram V2

Iron robotic elephant walking down a city street, steampunk realistic, portrait photography, cinematic

This was the result generated by Ideogram –

The Image is decently detailed, The image looks realistic with minor flows in the background which are anyway not very visible.

Image quality – 4.3/5

User experience – 4.5/5

Features – 3.8/5

You get 25 prompts daily, for one prompt you get four image variations so in total you get 100 images per day,

Dall-E

Dall-E was created by the company that created Chat GPT, Dall-e is one of the first tools that entered the market as an AI image generator and pioneered the text-to-image market, while the Dall-E2 is a paid version and is better at generating images, Dall-E is free for all with monthly 15 credits.

Dall E Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024

these are the results we got In our test when we run the following prompt ‘Iron robotic elephant walking down a city street, steampunk realistic, portrait photography, cinematic‘ on the Dall E,

Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024

for DALL-E we liked the speed and the ability to manipulate certain parts of the image, this means that you can upload your image and manipulate the image using generative AI, very few AI tools have this feature!

The Goods about DALL-E –

  1. Easy-to-use interface
  2.  Outputs 4 images to choose from
  3.  Lets you manipulate user-uploaded media

The bad about DALL-E –

  1. Output results are not great
  2.  15 credits per month

Image quality – 3.5/5

User experience – 4.5/5

Features – 3/5

Canva AI –

Most of you must be familiar with cava its a pretty popular graphic design tool, Canva also integrated Ai tool to its web as well as mobile apps, you can generate image directly on your current project, this way you can even customize the project directly in canva, also most people are already familiar with canva so the learning curve is not much.

Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024

Well in case of canva it also support apps inside the app which are like plugins for canva, We tried stock AI image generator and, Imagen plugin which is created by google for canva, and the result turned out to be quite surprising, Canva is not only fast and user friendly but also quite good when it comes to creating image.

When we gave the prompt to Canva we got below result on Imagen plugin,

on the other hand if we see the images generated by the stock AI model we found huge gap in quality of the mage as well as accuracy of the images.

The detailing looked more confident and realistic on stock one.

Credits – You get 50 free credits for lifetime, Which is a major downside.

Canva AI scores –

Image quality – 4.4/5

User experience – 4.5/5

Features – 4/5

Microsoft designer –

Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024

If you want a absolutely free image generator with no credit limit Microsoft Designer can be a good choice, you can create unlimited no of images plus the good thing about MD is it used Dall-E 3 model to create images which is far more advance then Dall E and Dall E2, image results are accurate and better looking as well.

although the Dall – E2 and E3 are paid but you can use them for free in MD.

This is the result we got on our input prompt –

Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024

Canva AI scores –

Image quality – 4/5

User experience – 4.5/5

Features – 3.5/5

Because it free to use you can practice prompt building skill on this tool.

Craiyon V3

Top free AI image generators 2024
Top free AI image generators 2024

Craiyon AI is a free tool, but the website is filled with tons of ads which is really annoying, but as it supports the developer so we can bear with the ads, Once you enter a prompt it takes around 1 min to output the result, One slight downside of this tool is that after you found the desired result you then have to upscale the result which again take around 1 min to complete

as you can see below the image results are not that great, plus the speed is also slower so not recommended.

Craiyon V3 scores –

Image quality – 3/5

User experience – 3/5

Features – 3.5/5

NightCafe –

NightCafe tool actually comes with alot of advanced features like switching models according to your need, plus this tool lets you choose styles, aspect ratio, no. of results and required time (faster the image generation more the credit required)

you also get to choose the sampling methods. Overall this tool actually provides tons of features, you get 15 credits daily.

these are the results that we got for aur prompt –

Based on aur testing we rated NightCafe

Image quality – 4.1/5

User experience – 4/5

Features – 4.5/5

Overall a great product!

Tool CreditsImage quality score
Ideogram25/Day4.3/5
Dall-E 15/Mon3.5/5
Canva AI50/Lifetime4.4/5
Microsoft designer Unlimited4/5
Craiyon V3Unlimited (with Ads)3/5
NightCafe15/Day4.1/5

By Hrushikesh Paygavhan

UX designer at Customer Capital. With 7+ years of Design experience, I belive in passing the knowledge to everyone. I help UX designers upskill themselves, and stay updated in the design field.

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