8 Free Text-to-Image AI Generator to Try in 2024

If you’re looking for a cost-effective text-to-image AI generator in 2024 for creating images for social media, blogs, e-commerce, or other purposes, consider these eight free options.
by Josephine Loo ·

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    As the demand for AI-powered tools increases, the number of text-to-image AI generators is also growing rapidly. These tools utilize AI to create images based on given text inputs and can significantly decrease the time and effort needed to create visually appealing graphics, even without any graphic design skills!

    With so many options available, it can be confusing to choose the right one. To help you out, we've tried and selected the eight best text-to-image AI generators for 2024. And the best part? They're free!

    1. Adobe Firefly

    Before the rise of AI, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop were widely used by designers to create graphic designs. With the advancements in AI, Adobe has also developed its own AI image generation tool, Adobe Firefly.

    Adobe Firefly is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. It is integrated and can be used in Adobe Creative Cloud apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Express, and Adobe Stock. With simple text prompts, you can easily create and edit images, videos, text effects, as well as “creative building blocks” like brushes, vectors, and textures in these apps.

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    Feature highlights:

    • Negative prompt (exclude specific elements from the image)
    • Aspect ratio, style, color, lighting, and composition selection
    • AI model selection
    • Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud apps
    • Generate color variations of vector artwork
    • Generate SVGs, templates, and text effects
    • Select and replace objects using text

    Free usage limit: 25 monthly credits (4 images per credit)

    Paid option(s): Starting from 4.97 USD/month - up to 250 credits a month

    🎓 Discounted student plan available.

    2. Canva

    Canva is an online graphic design tool that helps users create professional visual designs without advanced graphic design skills. Its simplicity and wide range of templates and tools make it one of the top graphic design tools, especially for creating social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, and logos.

    Canva also offers various AI image generator apps that can be installed as an extension in its app, including Magic Media (by Canva), DALL·E (by Open AI), and Imagen (by Google Cloud). These apps allow you to enter text prompts to generate images using AI, and use/edit them in your design, all within Canva.

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    Feature highlights:

    • Various AI image generators (eg. Magic Media, DALL·E, Imagen, etc.)
    • Aspect ratio and style selection (Magic Media)
    • Video generation (Magic Media)
    • Generate and edit AI images in one place
    • Offers a suite of AI tools for removing background, translating content, creating on-brand copies, etc. in Magic Studio (Canva Pro)

    Free usage limit: 50 images per day

    Paid option(s): Starting from 6.32 USD/month - up to 500 images a month

    🎓 Free educational and non-profit plans are available.

    3. Imagine

    Imagine is a highly customizable text-to-image AI generator. It offers more than 20 AI models for generating specific type of images and allows users to customize their models using different configurations like CFG scale (how much the image will be like the prompt), step scale (image quality), and seed (number of results in new variations of the output image).

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    Feature highlights:

    • Negative prompt (exclude specific elements from the image)
    • Aspect ratio and style selection
    • AI model selection
    • CFG scale, step scale, and seed configurations
    • API available

    Free usage limit: 50 tokens per day (1-2 tokens per image depending on the model)

    Paid option(s):  Starting from 10 USD/month, up to 40k tokens

    4. Pixlr

    Pixlr is a free online photo editor with an AI image generator. It allows users to generate images from text with the desired aspect ratio, style, lighting, color, and composition.

    For each prompt submitted, four images will be generated and published publicly on Pixlr’s website. Each image requires one credit and every user will get 20 credits for free upon signing up for an account.

    Pixlr.png

    Feature highlights:

    • Negative prompt (exclude specific elements from the image)
    • Aspect ratio, style, color, lighting, and composition selection
    • A suite of AI image generation and editing tools (AI Remove Background, AI Remove Object, AI Face Swap, AI Generative Fill, etc.)
    • Web, mobile, and desktop versions
    • AI-powered product shot creator
    • Free design templates for various social media platforms and sizes

    Free usage limit: 20 credits (1 image per credit)

    Paid option(s):  Starting from 0.99 USD/month - up to 1000 credits monthly

    🎓 Free educational plan available.

    5. Picsart

    PicsArt is a comprehensive photo and video editing platform that offers a wide range of design tools. It also has one of the world’s largest open-source content collections and customizable templates, which helps users create engaging visual content effortlessly.

    PicsArt also has a built-in text-to-image AI generator and it is by far the AI image generator with the most visual style options. You can create images in up to 52 visual styles, including photography, hyperrealism, anime characters, and stickers. Visual styles inspired by famous artists like Van Gogh, Monet, Dali, and Rembrandt are also available!

    Feature highlights:

    • Aspect ratio and style selection
    • >50 different styles, moods, colors, and designs inspired by famous artists
    • High-quality images with up to 8K resolution
    • Video, GIF, sticker, and logo generation
    • Select and replace objects using text
    • Generate and edit images in one place

    Free usage limit: 3 images per day

    Paid option(s):  Starting from 1.48 USD/month - up to 50 images per day

    6. Fotor

    Fotor is a free online photo editor that offers a wide range of features for enhancing and editing photos, including a text-to-image AI generator. You can generate images from text in various styles and choose the number of images (up to 6 images per prompt) to be generated.

    After creating images, you can select the best image and edit it in the built-in image editor. Besides generating images from scratch, you can also highlight an image and use AI to generate elements to replace the highlighted object.

    Fotor.png

    Feature highlights:

    • Negative prompt (exclude specific elements from the image)
    • Aspect ratio, style, color, lighting, and composition selection
    • AI model selection
    • Select and replace objects using text
    • Generate and edit images in one place
    • Batch-editing

    Free usage limit: 40 credits (1 image per credit)

    Paid option(s):  Starting from 2.99 USD/month - up to 2000 credits a month

    7. Wepik

    Wepik is a free online graphic design tool offered by Freepik, a company that provides quality illustrations, photos, icons, mockups, and presentation templates for various kinds of projects.

    Wepik’s AI image generator is powered by Stable Diffusion, a text-to-image AI model developed by one of the world’s leading open-source generative AI companies, Stability AI. You can create images in various styles including photo, digital art, 3D, painting, and more simply by entering prompts that describe the content. After creating an image, you can also use its built-in image editor to modify the result or add text to it.

    Wepik.png

    Feature highlights:

    • Aspect ratio, style, color, lighting, and composition selection
    • Built-in image editor with AI writer
    • AI Presentation Maker
    • Social media scheduler
    • Brand kit

    Free usage limit: 40 credits (1 image per credit)

    Paid option(s):  Starting from 5.39 USD - up to 1000 images in 250 generations

    8. Bing Image Creator

    Bing Image Creator is an AI image generator developed by Microsoft. It allows you to create AI images easily using DALL-E, OpenAI’s text-to-image model without a ChatGPT Plus account or using the API.

    There are a few ways you can use/access the Bing Image Creator. You can access it either from the Image Creator page, Copilot/Bing Chat, or Microsoft Edge’s Copilot sidebar. As of February 2024, users can generate unlimited images for free using Image Creator and the images will be stored for up to 90 days.

    Bing AI Image Creator.png

    Feature highlights:

    • Completely free
    • Accessible from the Image Creator page, Copilot/Bing Chat, or Microsoft Edge’s Copilot sidebar
    • Supports over 100 languages
    • Redeem additional boosts for faster generation using Microsoft Rewards
    • Idea exploration with prompt examples

    Free usage limit: 15 images at high speed, unlimited images at a slower speed

    🐻 Learn How to Use Bing Image Creator: A Beginner's Guide to Bing’s AI Image Generator.

    Conclusion

    To summarize, here's a table that compares the important features of the text-to-image AI generators mentioned above:

    Feature Adobe Firefly Canva Imagine Pixlr PicsArt Fotor Wepik Bing Image Creator
    Negative Prompt
    Aspect Ratio Selection
    Style Selection
    Color Selection
    Lighting Selection
    Composition Selection
    AI Model Selection
    Built-in editor
    Free Usage Limit 25 monthly credits (4 images per credit) 50 images per day 50 tokens per day 20 credits (1 image per credit) 3 images per day 40 credits (1 image per credit) 40 credits (1 image per credit) 15 images at high speed, unlimited at a slower speed (Bing)
    Paid Options From 4.97 USD/month From 6.32 USD/month From 10 USD/month From 0.99 USD/month From 1.48 USD/month From 2.99 USD/month From 5.39 USD No paid options specified
    Free Educational/Non-profit Plans Student Plan available Educational/Non-profit plans Educational Plan available

    The text-to-image AI generators generally offer similar features, but they differ slightly in their user interfaces, usage limits, and pricing options.

    If you’re seeking a tool with a wide range of features, Adobe Firefly or Imagine could be ideal for you. On the other hand, if a generous free usage limit is your priority, Bing Image Creator might be a better fit. Each tool provides unique value, and we hope this article helps you in selecting the one that best meets your needs.

    About the authorJosephine Loo
    Josephine is an automation enthusiast. She loves automating stuff and helping people to increase productivity with automation.

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    8 Free Text-to-Image AI Generator to Try in 2024
    8 Free Text-to-Image AI Generator to Try in 2024