The best AI image generators in 2024

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Images generated in one of the best AI image generators

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The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: Adobe Photoshop
2. Best for design: Adobe Firefly
3. Best photo realism: Midjourney
4. Easiest to use: DALL-E 2
5. Open-source: Stable Diffusion
6. Best for video: Runway
7. Best free: Craiyon
8. Best 'remixer': ArtBreeder
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The best AI image generators allow the creation of stunning images from text descriptions. They're controversial, and they continue to evolve at a speed so fast, we don't know exactly where it will take us, but it's hard to deny that thing anyone working in the visual arts needs to know about them, photographers included.

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at our sister publication Creative Bloq, where he writes news, features and buying guides on a range of subjects including AI image generation, logo design and new technology. A writer and translator, he worked as a project manager for at Buenos Aires-based design and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he oversaw photography and video production projects in the hospitality sector. When he isn't learning exploring new developments in AI image creation, he's out snapping wildlife with a Canon EOS R5 or dancing tango.