Stable Diffusion Versus Dream Studio

The Stable Diffusion AI generator is one of the most popular text-to-image programmes, with the capacity to produce a graphic in just a few seconds from a brief phrase or text chain.

As a latent diffusion model, using Stable Diffusion to create game assets is fast, cost-effective, and as reliable as any image-generating AI, which works quicker than DALL-E2, and is also free! However, if we look at how Stable Diffusion compares to DALL-E Mini, there is a slight drawback in that there aren't quite as many filters. 

The Dream Studio web app was launched by Stable Diffusion to replace their Discord bot back in August–let’s look at how the two programmes perform.

What Are Stable Diffusion and Dream Studio?

These two AI tools are linked; Stable Diffusion is a cutting-edge open-source software that generates images and graphics from text, and Dream Studio does the same. The contrast is that Dream Studio is the official API for Stable Diffusion, so they are, in effect, different applications of the same technology, although with slightly different interfaces.

Stable Diffusion launched with great excitement and is one of a wave of next-generation image generation models that produce incredibly realistic, detailed, and complex graphics. Dream Studio is a programming suite that is relatively straightforward to use, although it tends to rely on abbreviations and acronyms that could potentially be off-putting for new creators unfamiliar with other text-to-image tools.  

It replaced the old Discord bot, which was free to use, but the web app introduced better functionality and stability over the original incarnation.

How Does Dream Studio Work?

The premise is simple; you enter any text, phrase, adjectives, nouns, colours (or anything else you can think of), and the Stable Diffusion algorithm will interpret your command and produce a unique graphic.

Although AI-generated artwork has been around for a while, it is one of those tools that is easy to use and trickier to master, and it can take some time to adjust the slider tools to create the kind of graphic you have in mind.

Dream Studio, using Stable Diffusion, competes with DALL-E2 like-for-like as a cheaper and more accessible programme that has countless potential uses within the commercial world. Compared to the original Stable Diffusion, the web app isn’t as efficient at producing high-resolution images, with a ‘redream’ required to retrieve your graphic file in a better resolution.

You also need to pay generation credits, which vary depending on the settings you have selected. A graphic with more steps and a higher resolution will cost more in credits. For example, a ten-step graphic in 512x512 pixels will cost 0.2 credits, but a 150-step complex image in 1024x1024 will cost 28.2 credits.

If you want to use the Dream Studio API access, you also need to pay an additional charge, which increases in economies of scale the more image generations you wish to purchase.

Using Stable Diffusion via NightCafe

The better alternative is our Stable Diffusion image generator, which is free of charge for up to five graphics per day. Pick your style, enter your text prompts, or select 'random' if you'd like to have a play around and see what you can create! 

You can also specify your image aspect, runtime and resolution through our Advanced filters and create personalised, immersive images in just a few clicks.