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Lexica AI Art Generator Review – Still Relevant?

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Key Takeaways

  • One of the best high-quality AI art generators in the market.
  • AI art quality is at the top, but all images have saturated colors, which can be a problem for some.
  • One of the easiest user interfaces for AI art generation.
  • Outpainting, image-to-image and upscaling work flawlessly even though you can’t control those.

My Experience

“I think Lexica is one of the easiest to get started with AI art generators out there. You can create an account and start generating AI art in a minute or two. You don’t even have to come up with your own text prompts as you can just copy a text prompt by clicking an image and continue from there. The biggest problem I see with Lexica is the limits of their proprietary AI art models and the saturated colors that come with all images”.


Overview of Lexica

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Lexica is one of the earliest AI art generators that popped up alongside Midjourney, and it can be seen from how they are developing the AI art generator and its features.

The San Francisco-based team comprises researchers and engineers dedicated to crafting cutting-edge AI tools that are not only user-friendly but also possess a touch of enchantment. Their primary objective is to ensure that these tools seamlessly integrate a model’s exceptional capabilities with an exceptional end-user experience. And for this task, they are looking to expand their team by offering high-paying salaries.

User experience and the user interface are definitely one of the highlights of Lexica, something Midjourney (at the time of writing) lacks.

Pricing follows the same pricing structure set by Midjourney. You get 1,000 fast generations per month with the cheapest plan ($8/month) and 7,000 with the most expensive plan ($48/month).

What sets Lexica apart from the competition is ease-of-use, and overall art quality, while images are across-the-board saturated.

Features And User Interface (UI)

Lexica offers two proprietary AI art models called Lexica Aperture v2 and v3. Yet again, following the business model and AI art generation model structure set by Midjourney, where you don’t get publicly released checkpoint models but their own AI art models developed by the team at Lexica.

So in a sense, you depend on the models they offer, and if the models don’t bend to your needs, then you need to use another AI art generator.

The user interface of Lexica is one of the best in the market. It’s super intuitive and easy to use. You can easily create an account with a click of a button and generate AI art in a minute or so.

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Lexica’s user interface is one of the best in the market. Simple, effective, and easy to use and understand.

You have your normal and negative text prompt and a slider to select the ratio and size of the image you want to create.

While Lexica generates roughly 768px x 1152px sized images, you still need to upscale them for commercial use.

If you don’t know how to start generating images, go to the ‘Home’ page, select an image you like, click the ‘Open in editor’ button, and continue where the other AI artist left off.

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With the ‘Open in editor’ button, you can continue the AI art generation with this image in mind.

Outpainting and image-to-image

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From left to right. #1 Original image. #2 Generated image with the same prompt (I used v3 instead of v2, which was used with the original image). #3 Used image-to-image. #4 Used outpainting with the previously created image-to-image artwork.

Lexica offers outpainting and image-to-image options to fine-tune the AI-generated image further. When hovering over the generated image, you can select outpaint, upscale (only works with Lexica Aperture v2 generated images), load prompt into editor, and load image into editor options.

With the Guidance scale (under ‘Advanced settings’), you can guide the AI algorithm to follow the text prompt precisely or loosely.

Lexica does an excellent job with the outpainting and with the image-to-image feature. Surprisingly you can’t adjust the image-to-image strength like you can with a locally installed Stable Diffusion. Also, another interesting thing is that you can’t direct the outpainting process. You can’t guide to which direction the outpaint should go. Instead, it outpaints symmetrically in all directions.

Pricing

Pricing follows the same structure found with Midjourney. You have your basic Starter plan for $8/month, a bit better option called Pro ($24/month), and the most expensive one called Max for $48/month. The biggest difference is that with Max, you can generate images privately.

Image generations by pricing:

  • Starter: 1,000 images/month
  • Pro: 3,000 images/month
  • Max: 7,000 images/month

All packages offer you a commercial license, though you don’t need it, as you can use pure AI-generated images freely.

Check out: Copyright and Ownership in AI art

Pros And Cons

ProsCons
The overall art quality is excellent.You can only generate 4 images in one go.
The user interface is one of the best I’ve seen and used.Limited model selection.
Outpainting, image-to-image, and upscaling work flawlessly.All of the artworks are quite saturated, and you can’t disable that.
Proprietary AI art models.You can’t guide the image-to-image and outpainting process.
You need to pay $48/month to generate images privately.
A table detailing the pros and cons of using Lexica.

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Okuha

Digital Artist

I’m a digital artist who is passionate about anime and manga art. My true artist journey pretty much started with CTRL+Z. When I experienced that and the limitless color choices and the number of tools I could use with art software, I was sold. Drawing digital anime art is the thing that makes me happy among eating cheeseburgers in between veggie meals.

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