Why Stable Diffusion Might Be The Future Of Blog Illustration

2022-08-29 18:41:24 PDT (last update 2022-09-06 21:56:47 PDT)

I wrote a couple of days ago about my use of DALL-E for blog illustrations. My conclusions weren't so positive.

Today I discovered Stable Diffusion, an open(ish) source project in the style of DALL-E that you can run on your home computer.

Of course I did. The thing has only been available for a few days, and already there are reasonably easy ways to use it. My NVIDIA 2080 is barely powerful enough to run Stable Diffusion's generator: but it works.

Here's my reaction, in parallel to what I wrote previously.

So… yeah. Progress marches on too fast to count.

Dinnertime. Peace, y'all.