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« Reply #150 on: March 13, 2024, 10:39 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.


« Reply #151 on: March 13, 2024, 11:57 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

« Reply #152 on: March 13, 2024, 12:23 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!

« Reply #153 on: March 13, 2024, 12:31 »
+1
Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!

With so many people doing exclusive AI images since you don't need any expertise in the field, it's a good time to switch to a real photographer and try to find a niche which AI don't cover it or can't replicate it.

« Reply #154 on: March 13, 2024, 12:33 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!


Well, I still can give it a try anyway :). Nothing will stop me to try, it's just a learning curve. My main thing is still photography, but here in UK when the weather is rubbish, I still can create some images using Ai.

« Reply #155 on: March 13, 2024, 16:14 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!

Lol? With AI there are so many possibilities to create stuff, which is not yet there. One just need more imagination than copy pastas of bestsellers.
So you wouldn't even compete in this case.

I would advise to start with Stable Diffusion XL models and the AI upscaler (ControlNet, Tile Preprocessor, UltraSharp Upscaler).
It's more flexible and if you search a little bit longer much cheaper than Midjourney.

I'm currently playing with some portraits at the ocean cliffs during sunset. The skin texture looks more realistic than the of Midjourney's waxed ones.
https://ibb.co/xSzxMjD
« Last Edit: March 13, 2024, 16:17 by Andrej.S. »

« Reply #156 on: March 13, 2024, 16:23 »
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that is a beautiful portrait.

working from your own computer is not just cheaper, but also private!!

maybe during this year I can learn to install stable on my computer. I am just worried that my system is not strong enough, my computer is from 2019. Perhaps my graphic card and system are too old?

fwiw I moved up in the weekly rank again, now pos 3140 with 4160 files. better, but still much slower than I was hoping for. But a good mix of sales, including old photos.

uploading attachments via my tablet/safari not working. currently only works on the computer.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2024, 16:48 by cobalt »

« Reply #157 on: March 13, 2024, 16:41 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!

Lol? With AI there are so many possibilities to create stuff, which is not yet there. One just need more imagination than copy pastas of bestsellers.
So you wouldn't even compete in this case.

I would advise to start with Stable Diffusion XL models and the AI upscaler (ControlNet, Tile Preprocessor, UltraSharp Upscaler).
It's more flexible and if you search a little bit longer much cheaper than Midjourney.

I'm currently playing with some portraits at the ocean cliffs during sunset. The skin texture looks more realistic than the of Midjourney's waxed ones.
https://ibb.co/xSzxMjD

Thanks a lot. Is that a soft to install on my laptop to generate Ai images? Can these be uploaded on Stock sites afterwards ?

« Reply #158 on: March 14, 2024, 01:10 »
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Cobalt, you are so kind. Thank you. Glad to read that your videos selling well!

Faustvasea, dont think it will work on the laptop, not enough memory. I would suggest Midjourney or Firefly. Both turn key, however, dont expect to generate something worth uploading right away - there is a learning curve for quality that sells. Plus from what Ive read so far, images that do sell usually go through post production.
The best thing is no limit to try recreate your ideas! I love it. If my photography was selling as well as my AI, I would stick with photography.

my computer is a work station with dual processor Zion 64gb Ram Nvidia 4070 graphics card with 24 gb of video memory
« Last Edit: March 14, 2024, 01:28 by Mifornia »

« Reply #159 on: March 14, 2024, 01:28 »
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Cobalt, you are so kind. Thank you. Glad to read that your videos selling well!

Faustvasea, dont think it will work on the laptop, not enough memory. I would suggest Midjourney or Firefly. Both turn key, however, dont expect to generate something worth uploading right away - there is a learning curve for quality that sells. Plus from what Ive read so far, images that do sell usually go through post production.
The best thing is no limit to try recreate your ideas! I love it. If my photography was selling as well as my AI, I would stick with photography.

Thanks. I was looking at midjourney, but seems a bit expensive. I haven't seen any prices for firefly. I'm sure I can learn to generate Ai images. I still prefer normal photography, as I'm using my gear and love walking around.

So basically even Ai images need to be edited?

« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2024, 03:06 »
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In my opinion, all AI images need to be edited, at times quite heavy. I use Photoshop  with healing brush then Lightroom. Most of the images are too small, so youll have to upscale them with Topaz or Photoshop. For me, it takes faster to edit my photos, but I dont take enough of photos to make a difference in stock.
I pay $60 per month for MJ with stealth option, through still I cough some of my files out in search. 
« Last Edit: March 14, 2024, 03:08 by Mifornia »

« Reply #161 on: March 14, 2024, 04:21 »
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In my opinion, all AI images need to be edited, at times quite heavy. I use Photoshop  with healing brush then Lightroom. Most of the images are too small, so youll have to upscale them with Topaz or Photoshop. For me, it takes faster to edit my photos, but I dont take enough of photos to make a difference in stock.
I pay $60 per month for MJ with stealth option, through still I cough some of my files out in search.

I already have couple of Topaz Softwares, including Ai Videos, Photos. And Upscale.

Is that worth investing $60 a month?

« Reply #162 on: March 14, 2024, 05:18 »
+1
Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!

Lol? With AI there are so many possibilities to create stuff, which is not yet there. One just need more imagination than copy pastas of bestsellers.
So you wouldn't even compete in this case.

I would advise to start with Stable Diffusion XL models and the AI upscaler (ControlNet, Tile Preprocessor, UltraSharp Upscaler).
It's more flexible and if you search a little bit longer much cheaper than Midjourney.

I'm currently playing with some portraits at the ocean cliffs during sunset. The skin texture looks more realistic than the of Midjourney's waxed ones.
https://ibb.co/xSzxMjD

Thanks a lot. Is that a soft to install on my laptop to generate Ai images? Can these be uploaded on Stock sites afterwards ?

You can either install local web GUI like AUTOMATIC1111 for Stable Diffusion and run it on your own computer if you have a good graphic card or you can use online machines (runpod, mage.space, etc.). The same applies to AI upscaler.

@cobalt
Thank you!

In my opinion, all AI images need to be edited, at times quite heavy. I use Photoshop  with healing brush then Lightroom. Most of the images are too small, so youll have to upscale them with Topaz or Photoshop. For me, it takes faster to edit my photos, but I dont take enough of photos to make a difference in stock.
I pay $60 per month for MJ with stealth option, through still I cough some of my files out in search. 

In my opinion, all AI images need to be edited, at times quite heavy. I use Photoshop  with healing brush then Lightroom. Most of the images are too small, so youll have to upscale them with Topaz or Photoshop. For me, it takes faster to edit my photos, but I dont take enough of photos to make a difference in stock.
I pay $60 per month for MJ with stealth option, through still I cough some of my files out in search.

I already have couple of Topaz Softwares, including Ai Videos, Photos. And Upscale.

Is that worth investing $60 a month?

60 Bucks a month is not worth it if you don't generate ten thousand of images every month. It will take months to probably a year until you will earn the same amount on Adobe Stock, so it's a non profit or even loss business case.

Topaz Upscale is o.k. I use it for 2 x upscale after AI 2 x upscale since using 4 x AI upscaler is very time consuming and therefore expensive.

« Reply #163 on: March 14, 2024, 05:33 »
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Sales was slow yesterday, but still holding good ranking somehow.  I want to be above 1,000th when I finish creating/adding another 4,000 AI photos sometime this year, I hope.  I'm running out of my ideas for AI photos now to be honest.  It's not as fast pace as it was in my first few months of AI photo generation.

A bit off topic, but may I ask what soft are you using to create Ai images? Thinking of adding some to my port too,

Midjourney.  We have too many contributors uploading AI images now.  So please dont start doing it!!

Lol? With AI there are so many possibilities to create stuff, which is not yet there. One just need more imagination than copy pastas of bestsellers.
So you wouldn't even compete in this case.

I would advise to start with Stable Diffusion XL models and the AI upscaler (ControlNet, Tile Preprocessor, UltraSharp Upscaler).
It's more flexible and if you search a little bit longer much cheaper than Midjourney.

I'm currently playing with some portraits at the ocean cliffs during sunset. The skin texture looks more realistic than the of Midjourney's waxed ones.
https://ibb.co/xSzxMjD

Thanks a lot. Is that a soft to install on my laptop to generate Ai images? Can these be uploaded on Stock sites afterwards ?

You can either install local web GUI like AUTOMATIC1111 for Stable Diffusion and run it on your own computer if you have a good graphic card or you can use online machines (runpod, mage.space, etc.). The same applies to AI upscaler.

@cobalt
Thank you!

In my opinion, all AI images need to be edited, at times quite heavy. I use Photoshop  with healing brush then Lightroom. Most of the images are too small, so youll have to upscale them with Topaz or Photoshop. For me, it takes faster to edit my photos, but I dont take enough of photos to make a difference in stock.
I pay $60 per month for MJ with stealth option, through still I cough some of my files out in search. 

In my opinion, all AI images need to be edited, at times quite heavy. I use Photoshop  with healing brush then Lightroom. Most of the images are too small, so youll have to upscale them with Topaz or Photoshop. For me, it takes faster to edit my photos, but I dont take enough of photos to make a difference in stock.
I pay $60 per month for MJ with stealth option, through still I cough some of my files out in search.

I already have couple of Topaz Softwares, including Ai Videos, Photos. And Upscale.

Is that worth investing $60 a month?

60 Bucks a month is not worth it if you don't generate ten thousand of images every month. It will take months to probably a year until you will earn the same amount on Adobe Stock, so it's a non profit or even loss business case.

Topaz Upscale is o.k. I use it for 2 x upscale after AI 2 x upscale since using 4 x AI upscaler is very time consuming and therefore expensive.

Thanks for advice, I definetly not gonna do 10 000 images a months due of my full time job.

In terms of the software, I have a MacBook PRO M2 MAX 2023 1TB SSD and 32GB Ram, is that will be alright ? Mainy purchased for video editing.

« Reply #164 on: March 14, 2024, 06:19 »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB07h-odLTY
Would be o.k. but not optimal. RTX Nvidia GUPUs are currently the best solution but are quite expensive. I would try mage.space for 15 bucks / month.

« Reply #165 on: March 14, 2024, 07:46 »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB07h-odLTY
Would be o.k. but not optimal. RTX Nvidia GUPUs are currently the best solution but are quite expensive. I would try mage.space for 15 bucks / month.

Might give it a try first. Are there any other cheap options for generating Ai images?

« Reply #166 on: March 14, 2024, 08:02 »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB07h-odLTY
Would be o.k. but not optimal. RTX Nvidia GUPUs are currently the best solution but are quite expensive. I would try mage.space for 15 bucks / month.

Might give it a try first. Are there any other cheap options for generating Ai images?

Ok, for the first step in learning prompting and getting a better understanding / feel for how prompting parameters affect your images, I would try the following online generators (currently free):
https://clipdrop.co/stable-diffusion-turbo (daily limited with watermark and 1:1 aspect ratio but very fast)
https://playground.com/ (100 images free per day)
https://sdxlturbo.ai/ (watermark)
https://civitai.com/ (probably also daily limited)

You can also use mage.space with limitation to the original SDXL model and max. 30 generation steps for free (what I would recommend to begin with).



« Reply #167 on: March 14, 2024, 08:26 »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB07h-odLTY
Would be o.k. but not optimal. RTX Nvidia GUPUs are currently the best solution but are quite expensive. I would try mage.space for 15 bucks / month.

Might give it a try first. Are there any other cheap options for generating Ai images?

Ok, for the first step in learning prompting and getting a better understanding / feel for how prompting parameters affect your images, I would try the following online generators (currently free):
https://clipdrop.co/stable-diffusion-turbo (daily limited with watermark and 1:1 aspect ratio but very fast)
https://playground.com/ (100 images free per day)
https://sdxlturbo.ai/ (watermark)
https://civitai.com/ (probably also daily limited)

You can also use mage.space with limitation to the original SDXL model and max. 30 generation steps for free (what I would recommend to begin with).

Thanks, and after I'm confident, which paid solution you'd recommend to generate Ai, for stock purposes.

« Reply #168 on: March 14, 2024, 23:31 »
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now 2890


« Reply #169 on: March 15, 2024, 06:04 »
+1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB07h-odLTY
Would be o.k. but not optimal. RTX Nvidia GUPUs are currently the best solution but are quite expensive. I would try mage.space for 15 bucks / month.

Might give it a try first. Are there any other cheap options for generating Ai images?

Ok, for the first step in learning prompting and getting a better understanding / feel for how prompting parameters affect your images, I would try the following online generators (currently free):
https://clipdrop.co/stable-diffusion-turbo (daily limited with watermark and 1:1 aspect ratio but very fast)
https://playground.com/ (100 images free per day)
https://sdxlturbo.ai/ (watermark)
https://civitai.com/ (probably also daily limited)

You can also use mage.space with limitation to the original SDXL model and max. 30 generation steps for free (what I would recommend to begin with).

Thanks, and after I'm confident, which paid solution you'd recommend to generate Ai, for stock purposes.

I would then still recommend the basic or pro plan on mage.space when you are more familiar and skilled with promting.

https://www.mage.space/membership

I mean 8 bucks / month without generation limits, private mode and over 160 Stable Diffusion calibrated models is extremely cheap.

I'm currently using the pro plan because I often need the 100 generation steps for very detailed images. Also I'm generating 4 images parallel or using the scale up fix while generating other content.

When I will hit the 30 USD / month mark on Adobe I will switch to Pro+ Plan, since you then can install all models from civitai.
There are some finetuned models there, which could be used for even a better generating quality. But currently it would be a loss business case for me, so that I'm waiting for growing earnings.

@cobalt
Nice! Keep it up!

« Reply #170 on: March 15, 2024, 06:14 »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB07h-odLTY
Would be o.k. but not optimal. RTX Nvidia GUPUs are currently the best solution but are quite expensive. I would try mage.space for 15 bucks / month.

Might give it a try first. Are there any other cheap options for generating Ai images?

Ok, for the first step in learning prompting and getting a better understanding / feel for how prompting parameters affect your images, I would try the following online generators (currently free):
https://clipdrop.co/stable-diffusion-turbo (daily limited with watermark and 1:1 aspect ratio but very fast)
https://playground.com/ (100 images free per day)
https://sdxlturbo.ai/ (watermark)
https://civitai.com/ (probably also daily limited)

You can also use mage.space with limitation to the original SDXL model and max. 30 generation steps for free (what I would recommend to begin with).

Thanks, and after I'm confident, which paid solution you'd recommend to generate Ai, for stock purposes.

I would then still recommend the basic or pro plan on mage.space when you are more familiar and skilled with promting.

https://www.mage.space/membership

I mean 8 bucks / month without generation limits, private mode and over 160 Stable Diffusion calibrated models is extremely cheap.

I'm currently using the pro plan because I often need the 100 generation steps for very detailed images. Also I'm generating 4 images parallel or using the scale up fix while generating other content.

When I will hit the 30 USD / month mark on Adobe I will switch to Pro+ Plan, since you then can install all models from civitai.
There are some finetuned models there, which could be used for even a better generating quality. But currently it would be a loss business case for me, so that I'm waiting for growing earnings.

@cobalt
Nice! Keep it up!

Thanks a lot. for 8$ a month, is really cheap.

« Reply #171 on: March 15, 2024, 06:31 »
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« Reply #172 on: March 15, 2024, 08:58 »
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I had a video sale, usually the rpd is around 70-85 cents.

@Andrej

that looks like a great offer for stable diffusion. Will absolutely try that. Then I dont need to upgrade my computer.  Thank you!
« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 09:15 by cobalt »

« Reply #173 on: March 15, 2024, 10:25 »
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Another slow day yesterday, but somehow my ranking is holding steady.  Must be a slow week for everybody.  I only had 1 good sales day this week.  In general, day to day sales are not consistent.  10,000 photos, 0 video portfolio.

« Reply #174 on: March 15, 2024, 11:56 »
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At the moment I keep bouncing between 3100 and 5200. 4000 files.

Hope to move further up again soon, this is frustrating. But for a port this size it is probably ok.

I hate to ask, because someone will think the rank numbers actually matter.

But, why do you hope to move further up? Rank means nothing, except for your own personal information, how you are doing, compared to others. If you are making money, and happy with what you do and earn, it doesn't matter what some irrelevant number says.

My rank goes up during the holiday season, down in January, back up in April. My earnings, as in money that goes into the bank, is all that counts.

Rank is apparently, number of downloads, not earnings.

yes rank is number of downloads,the most important thing,not earnings.

in my opinion the most important thing is the number of sales,earnings can go up or down,but the number of downloads cannot go down,that is the most important number,then comes the money. :)

by the way,my best rank ever is 3210.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 11:59 by Injustice for all »


 

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