Midjourney, a generative AI design site, has launched a new feature called “Describe” that aims to take the guesswork out of generating photos and art. Digital artists are constantly looking for new prompts to generate the next big thing in AI art. With Describe, creators can now upload a picture as the basis for their art projects.
To use this feature, creators use the /describe command instead of the /imagine command. After entering the command, a drop/drag box will come up, letting the creator upload a picture they want to use as the basis for their creation.
For example, a famous picture of John Whiteside Parsons, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), was uploaded to Midjourney.
The AI then gave four options to generate the next picture, and for this example, the prompt “an old photograph of a man holding a wire, in the style of gritty Hollywood glamour, synthetist innovator –ar 16:9” was chosen.
Midjourney then produced four images based on this prompt. From there, creators could make variations, upscale, remaster or download the image.
This feature is a game-changer for digital artists, as it takes the guesswork out of generating prompts for their art. The AI is able to learn from the uploaded image and produce images based on the prompt given, allowing creators to focus on the creative process rather than coming up with prompts.
Interestingly, Midjourney seemed to have solved a long-standing problem it had with drawing human hands convincingly. Despite incredible leaps in artificial intelligence, generative AI platforms continue to struggle with creating human hands. Experts attribute this to a lack of data on the human body that includes images of hands given to the program to process. However, with this new feature, it seems that Midjourney is making strides in overcoming this obstacle.
Overall, Midjourney’s new feature, “Describe,” is an exciting development for the digital art community, as it takes the guesswork out of the creative process and allows creators to focus on their craft.