In the world of artificial intelligence (AI), there are many tools available to create text and art. However, not all AI art generators are created equal. Some lack realistic details, while others have an abundance of misshapen features. So, how do you pick a good AI art generator that does its job reliably? Two of the most in-demand tools are Bing Image Creator and Dall-E 2.
While both are very popular, they’re both also easy to use and don’t require a dedicated app or program to work. Microsoft is using OpenAI’s GPT-4, the largest language model currently available, for Bing Chat, and it’s also using the technology behind Dall-E 2, the AI system from OpenAI, for its Image Creator. However, Bing Image Creator and Dall-E 2 are not the same tool. They differ in their capabilities, and we’ll cover that in this article.
Bing Image Creator is superior at creating realistic images. It can render images in different styles, such as paint, 3D render, photo, cartoon, and more. I find myself reaching for Bing when I’m looking to create an image that looks like a photo. Bing Image Creator is powered by OpenAI’s Dall-E technology, but it uses a more advanced version of the model used for Dall-E 2, which explains why the images more closely resemble reality compared to the ones from Dall-E 2.
On the other hand, Dall-E 2 consistently delivers more literal images that tend to follow the prompt word for word. Sometimes, even a misplaced adjective will affect the result you get. If you struggle to get the images you want with your prompts, try Dall-E 2 as a prompt exercise.
When you’re chatting with the new Bing, you can ask the AI chatbot to create an image that matches any given description, and it will generate the image in the chat — without the need to go to a separate site or open an app. Bing Image Creator is also available on the Microsoft Edge sidebar for quick access. This is particularly useful for those who want to create images anywhere.
Bing Image Creator only works with a Microsoft account, although one can be created easily using pretty much any e-mail address. Unlike Bing Chat, Bing Image Creator doesn’t require Microsoft Edge to work. On the other hand, to use Dall-E 2, you need to have an OpenAI account or you’ll need to register for one. If you already use ChatGPT, you can get started quickly, which will save you some time.
In conclusion, both Bing Image Creator and Dall-E 2 are great tools for creating AI-generated images. If you want more realistic images and the ability to create images anywhere, Bing Image Creator is the way to go. However, if you prefer more literal images and already use ChatGPT, then Dall-E 2 might be the better choice. Regardless of which tool you choose, the power of AI is at your fingertips, and the possibilities are endless.