People are already saying Stable Diffusion 3 trounces Midjourney and DALL-E

An AI image generated in Stable Diffusion 3
(Image credit: Stability AI)

Another day, another massive leap forward in AI image generation. With Midjourney and OpenAI's DALL-E both getting big upgrades late last year, Stability AI's open-source Stable Diffusion needed to pull off something special to remain relevant. And it looks like it's done just that.

Stable Diffusion 3, which is still only available as a preview via a waiting list, uses a whole new diffusion transformer architecture and flow matching. Public access is very limited, but based on sample images and the few results shared by those who have access, it looks like another big advance in several areas. And it seems we're going to have to update our guide to the best AI art generators.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.