Can ChatGPT generate images?

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One question on the minds of AI artists and frequent users of ChatGPT is: Can ChatGPT generate images?

Typically, AI image generation is associated with tools like DALL-E, Midjourney, or Stable Diffusion, where users input prompts to create visual content. The convenience of having a similar capability within ChatGPT itself is an intriguing prospect. But is this actually possible?

In this guide, we will explore the reality of image generation within ChatGPT. While you are here, make sure you check out the best ChatGPT plugins.

Can ChatGPT generate images?

Yes, ChatGPT can generate images from textual descriptions through its integration with DALL-E 3, an advanced AI image generator developed by OpenAI. However, this feature is available only as a paid service.

It is exclusive to ChatGPT built on the GPT-4 architecture, accessible to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise subscribers. The free version of ChatGPT, which operates on the GPT 3.5 engine, lacks this integrated image creation functionality.

So to use the image generation feature, you would need to subscribe to ChatGPT Plus, which costs $20. However, it's important to note that the subscription is currently paused. If you're interested, you can check the waitlist time for ChatGPT Plus.

How to generate images on ChatGPT

To generate images with ChatGPT, first switch to the ChatGPT 4 engine. Then, simply provide a detailed prompt for the image you wish to create. In just a few moments, ChatGPT will process it and present you with an image crafted to match your specifications.

Make sure you provide a detailed description of the image you want to create. The more specific your description, the better the result. This can include the scene, objects, colours, mood, style, and any other details you want to include.

If the image meets your expectations, you can download it by clicking the download button on the image. If it's not quite right, you can provide feedback or adjust your description, and ChatGPT will generate a new image based on your revised input.

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