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Introduction:

Alright folks, buckle up because we're diving into the world of AI image generation, and we're starting with the underdog: Krita. Now, I know what you're thinking – Krita? Isn't that just for drawing and stuff? Well, hold onto your hats because this software has some surprises up its sleeve that might just change your mind.

Unveiling Krita's Features: So, picture this: you're tinkering around with Krita, testing it out like I did, and bam! Instant adoption. Sure, everyone raves about the live feature if you've got a beefy GPU, but let's not sleep on Krita's other features. It plays nice with all your favorite models – ControlNet, Lora, you name it – and gives you access to a whole bunch of parameters. Not too shabby for a newbie, right?

Automatic Switching Mechanism:

Now, here's where Krita really shines: the switcheroo between simple generation and inpainting. Forget about toggling between tabs or nodes like you do in other software. Krita's got this nifty automatic mode that takes the guesswork out of whether you're painting or patching. It's like having your own personal AI assistant – almost.

Denoise Value Control: Alright, let's talk technical for a sec. You've got this thing called the Denoise value, which basically controls how strong your generation is. Keep it at 100% for simple stuff and dial it down for inpainting. It's kind of like adjusting the volume on your headphones – easy once you get the hang of it.

Introduction of Layer Control: Now, here's the game-changer: layers. Yep, you heard me right. Krita's gone and added layers just like Photoshop. So now you can stack your generations like a pro, creating backgrounds, subjects, and everything in between. It's like having your own digital art studio right at your fingertips.

Room for Improvement:

But hey, let's not sugarcoat it – Krita's not perfect. There's still some kinks to work out, like inpainting with a transparent background. But hey, Rome wasn't built in a day, right? And with Krita's growing popularity, I wouldn't be surprised if they ironed out those wrinkles soon enough.

Conclusion:

So there you have it, folks. Krita might be the new kid on the block when it comes to AI image generation, but it's already making waves. With its user-friendly features and growing community, it's definitely one to keep an eye on. Who knows, maybe in a few months, we'll all be ditching our old software and jumping on the Krita bandwagon. Only time will tell.

Below is a complete AI Gen from within Krita.

below is an example of picture edit.

Before:

After:

link to this repository:

https://github.com/Acly/krita-ai-diffusion

Install Video walk through:

Reference Demo:

Footnote:

I use the comfy install but there are krita tools for Auto1111 also.

This video talks about Auto1111 install and extension. ( I have not tested this)

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