After playing with DALL-E recently, I wondered if I could use it to create wallpapers. I still haven’t totally succeeded yet, but I did think of an interesting image pipeline.
- Start with an image description.
- Pass that into DALL-E and choose an image.
- Run it through Pixelmator Pro’s ML Super Resolution.
- Treat it like a photo and do any usual edits/crops.
Here’s what each step looks like on one of my recent generations. (Note: all images have been scaled down to a maximum size of 1024px x 1024px).
The image description:
“a photo of a large tree with handing branches in the center of a dense jungle with a small tropical river nearby during golden hour”
(Yep, handing should be hanging, I’ll blame autocorrect for that).
Here is the outputted image:
This is it after running it through the ML Super Resolution a few times. (And then resampling down to 1024px):
After some edits:
Finally, cropped to a vertical 3:4 ratio:
I think I’ll play around with the process a bit. But I do find it very interesting, and fun, to see how far you can take DALL-E images. The next thing I want to figure out is to make the images look like real photos, not like weird pieces of art.