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OpenAI recently released the third version of DALL-E. Of course, the biggest news from this is the integration with ChatGPT. This could be a huge step forward in prompt creation. But we're not going to focus on that part today. We will examine the output of Dall-E 3 and see if it's better than Midjourney.
Recently, I've been using Midjourney more for image generation. Dall-E 2 was good, but not as good as Midjourney. Has that changed? Let's throw a few simple prompts at it to see.
This first example is clear. Midjourney definitely looks better. More realistic and detailed. Our prompt may be too simplistic. Let's try something else.
Prompt: A red Tesla Roadster driving down a highway. Illustrated in the style of Looney Tunes. In the background is a typical Looney Tunes city. However, the car is a modern Tesla.
Okay, once again, Midjourney is blowing Dall-E out of the water. Neither look like a Looney Tunes cartoon, but Midjourney certainly comes closer.
Let's take some prompts from "The 30 best Dall-E 2 prompts for amazing results" and see what we can come up with.
Prompt: Whimsical painting of an enchanted forest with mythical creatures, vibrant colors, and intricate details.
Prompt: Victorian-era painting of a masquerade ball with elaborate costumes, contrasting colors, and soft lighting.
This one is a little closer. I like the Midjourney one better, but only because of the paintings' additional detail and different framing. The angles and framing of the Dall-E renderings are dull, and the subject isn't clear. But it's fairly close.
Let's try the #1 best prompt according to that article.
Prompt: Realistic painting of a dystopian industrial city with towering factories, pollution-filled air, and a gloomy sky.
With this one, the style and the rendering of Dall-E 3 aren't bad. It looks more like an actual painting. However, the Midjourney one is far more exciting and engaging.
Let's try one of my favorite prompts: putting a 2005 Mustang GT Like mine in different settings.
The difference here is drastic. One certainly looks more like a 3D rendering than the other.
Midjourney still produces better images overall than Dall-E. However, this is my experience, and with enough prompt tuning, I'm confident someone can make a fool of me and generate a much better image with Dall-E. Also, the ChatGPT integration is a nice bonus. Being able to tweak prompts using advanced techniques makes all the difference.
What has your experience been like? Let me know!