Having fun creating AI-generated memes on DALL-E mini? If the website is overloaded, these AI art apps are great options to use temporarily.
People currently on the artificial intelligence-generated art bandwagon will likely have heard of DALL-E mini and tried it, and fans of the program who’ve been often saddled with a temporary glitch caused by website overload are probably wondering if the popular meme creator has an app version. Unfortunately, right now, there doesn’t seem to be one officially created by DALL-E mini’s developers. However, there are other AI-generated image apps users can try, either to replace DALL-E mini as their art generator of choice or to experiment temporarily with while waiting for the site’s ‘too much traffic’ issue to resolve itself.
Using AI generators to make altered images is not a brand-new concept. However, because of projects like DALL-E mini⁠—which creates a series of nine images based on a user-produced phrase or prompt⁠—the idea of coming up with funny design mashups and turning them into memes has become quite an addictive past time. Therefore, finding the best apps to make AI-generated art and using them as an alternate avenue to DALL-E mini should make participating in this new online fad much easier.
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One of the best options to try out and the easiest to use is WOMBO Dream, which creates beautiful artwork in the same way as DALL-E mini does. In addition to entering a design prompt, an art style can be picked and applied to the final result, making the app a little better than DALL-E mini as it gives users more control over how the image looks overall. People can also add an input image for the AI app to use as a reference for the final output and adjust its influence on the piece using a slider. In addition, the Dream app comes with an ad-free premium version, has faster art generation times, has more art styles, and can view and download the artwork’s generation video. Both Android and iOS device users can use the Dream app and not have to worry about it glitching due to website traffic.
Another mobile app option for creating AI-generated image masterpieces on iOS or Android is starryai. Before entering an idea prompt, users need to pick a preferred AI style. Anything can be typed into the prompt space, even emojis. Additional styles can also be applied, as well as an optional initial image for the AI to start with. What makes starryai a great app is its ‘Advanced Options’ feature, which lets users set a canvas size, runtime (a higher number gives the AI more time to fully develop the artwork), and an artwork model (inspiration from either real-life images or a collection of artworks). It’ll take a while before the generated art is finished, but unless runtime is manually tweaked to be higher, it shouldn’t take longer than generating an image through DALL-E mini. Users are also limited to five art creations per day but can purchase more credits through the app if they want to make more.
While both WOMBO Dream and starryai can also be used to create AI art through a computer web browser, there are other websites worth considering when the DALL-E mini page is overloaded. One of them is NightCafe, and much like starryai, it asks users to choose an algorithm to apply, a starter image to base the art on, modifiers to add, and an aspect ratio setting, to name a few. A ‘Seed’ option can be altered to enhance effects when using certain algorithms. A ‘Video’ featuring the user’s art creation can also be generated, and they can tweak the runtime and output resolution, but these actions will cost credits. Users only get five free credits per day, but they can buy more when they want.
These DALL-E mini alternatives can produce similar art types as the now-beloved AI model. Given their style and design-focused features, though, creations made by the apps mentioned may prioritize artistry and texture over hilarity and ridiculousness, which is what DALL-E mini’s claim to fame seems to be. Even so, DALL-E mini fans may have a fun time experimenting with different rendering styles and tweaking additional features these apps provide, ultimately coming up with a unique piece of AI-generated art.
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Sources: WOMBO Dream, starryai, NightCafe
Jam Kotenko is a long-time freelance writer with focus on cool tech, social media, entertainment, and lifestyle. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Digital Trends, The Daily Dot, and Bustle and was often tapped to test and review new mobile apps, compile best-of lists, and share details on her OKCupid success story. She recently contributed articles relating to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for Nautilus Magazine. She is a full-time stay-at-home mom to two rambunctious boys and a nap-loving dog. She is currently bnb-hopping from Seattle to Las Vegas with her family in search for their next home. She enjoys listening to comedy podcasts on Spotify and fantasy books on Audible and has discovered the joy of K-dramas on Netflix. She and her husband are currently catching up on old TV faves and watching season 10 of The Walking Dead and Survivor: Samoa (yes, they’re verrrry delayed).

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