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What is Stable Diffusion And Generative Art?

Delphi and Stable Diffusion

Are you curious about the powerful process of Stable Diffusion and how it can impact your development projects? If so, you’re in luck! In this post, we’ll explain what Stable Diffusion is and explore its advantages for developers. We’ll also highlight some of the ways that leveraging this process can help make your Windows and cross-platform projects more successful. So, get ready to dive into the fascinating world of Stable Diffusion — let’s begin!

What actually is Stable Diffusion?

Generative text to image art is a form of art in which a computer program is used to generate an image from text. There are a number of different solutions available to do this including Stable Diffusion, DALL-E, and Midjourney. It uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing techniques to create an image based on the text input provided by the user. Generative text to image art has become increasingly popular in 2022 and 2023, as it allows for more creative expression and exploration of different visual styles. 

This type of art can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating icons, backgrounds, portraits, and much more. Generative text to image art has the potential to revolutionize how we think about visual design and creativity.

Stable Diffusion itself is a revolutionary deep learning text-to-image model designed to bring your wildest imaginations to life. With advanced language technology and AI capabilities, a user can create stunning visuals from any text prompt in just minutes. From inpainting and outpainting to generating image-to-image translations, Stable Diffusion is one way to help you explore more possibilities!

How does Stable Diffusion work?

Stable Diffusion, DALL-E, and MidJourney are all generative art models that use deep learning techniques to generate images. They work by training a neural network on a large dataset of images and their associated text descriptions.

The text-to-image model Stable Diffusion, released in 2022, uses an encoder-decoder architecture to generate images from text descriptions. The text descriptions are called “prompts”. The model takes a text description as input and encodes it into a compact representation, which is then used to generate the corresponding image. 

The model is trained to generate detailed images that are conditioned on text descriptions, and it can be applied to tasks such as inpainting, outpainting, and generating image-to-image translations guided by a text prompt. These models work by training a neural network on a large dataset of images and their associated text descriptions.

How can I test out Stable Diffusion text to image?

There are a number of different services that offer access to Stable Diffusion as well as a wide variety of open source projects that you can download and run. Generally, Stable Diffusion requires a high powered GPU with plenty of video RAM to be run locally on a desktop with any degree of speed. There are a number of sites where you can test out Stable Diffusion online including StableDiffusionWeb.com, Replicate.com, PromptHunt.com, StableDiffusionApi.com and many more. There are also some popular open source projects like Automatic1111’s Stable Diffusion Web-UI (https://github.com/AUTOMATIC1111/stable-diffusion-webui) and even two Delphi projects (https://github.com/FMXExpress/Generative-AI-Prompts and https://github.com/FMXExpress/Stable-Diffusion-Text-To-Image-Prompts).

You can even generate videos with Stable Diffusion as seen in a model on Replicate.

https://replicate.com/nateraw/stable-diffusion-videos

Is it easy to use Stable Diffusion from Delphi?

  • You can use Python4Delphi to interface with the official Stable Diffusion open source project and run code from there.
  • You can use TDosCommand or some other command line component or even ShellExecute to run the Python command line version of Stable Diffusion.
  • You can access Stable Diffusion via API through a number of different providers including Replicate.com, RunPod.io, StableDiffisionApi.com, and more.
  • You can wrap an online version of Stable Diffusion or even run your own version on a cloud server and then load it up within Delphi using TWebBrowser.

What is DreamBooth as it relates to Stable Diffusion?

DreamBooth is a deep learning generation model that was developed by researchers from Google Research. It is designed to fine-tune existing text-to-image models, making them more accurate and capable of generating higher-quality images. The model uses a technique called “Dreaming,” which involves training the model on a large dataset of images and text descriptions, and then fine-tuning it on a smaller dataset of images that have been specifically selected to improve the performance of the model.

One of the text-to-image models that DreamBooth can be used with is Stable Diffusion. The combination of DreamBooth and Stable Diffusion allows for even more accurate and detailed image generation from text descriptions. By fine-tuning Stable Diffusion with DreamBooth, the model is able to generate images that are more consistent with the given text descriptions and have higher visual quality. This makes the model useful for a variety of applications, such as image inpainting, outpainting, and image-to-image translations guided by text prompts.

Find out more about DreamBooth.

Besides text to image what else can Stable Diffusion do?

Stable Diffusion allows you to write a text to image prompt, but it also allows you to pass in an image at the same time using its img2img functionality. The prompt and the image are used as guides to generate the final image. Other functionality it has is the ability to do inpainting and outpainting which allows you to pass in a mask where the model will paint inside or outside of the mask only. Other recent developments include txt2mask and pix2pix. Txt2mask allows writing a prompt which will then create a mask. For example, you could ask it to mask a face and it would provide a black and white and gray scale mask for the face in the photo that you passed to it. Pix2pix allows replacement of certain features of an image.

Here are two txt2mask solutions. The first offers command line access to txt2mask functionality while the second offers it within the Automatic1111 interface.

https://github.com/brycedrennan/imaginAIry

https://github.com/ThereforeGames/txt2mask

How can I get started with Delphi and Stable Diffusion?

The easiest way to get started with Stable Diffusion and Delphi is to check out the two open-source clients which interface with a Stable Diffusion web service and an API. You can access the projects below. One of the projects requires and API key from StableDiffusionApi.com but allows you to directly write and prompt and return a generated image from an API call directly within the Delphi client.

Stable Diffusion desktop API client.

https://github.com/FMXExpress/Generative-AI-Prompts

https://github.com/FMXExpress/Stable-Diffusion-Text-To-Image-Prompts

How can I enter the Delphi Fan Art contest?

Using tools like Stable Diffusion and integrating them with Delphi in your development pipeline can increase productivity. Embarcadero is running a Delphi Fan Art contest where you can submit your digital art and AI art creations to the Delphi Reddit group. Get in on the fun and create some Delphi fan art!

Find out more about the Delphi Digital Fan Art and AI Art Contest.


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