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Artificial Intelligence for Image Research

A guide on how to use Generative AI for image generation, editing, concept creation and development.




El Croquis - Architectural magazine featuring leading international architects, a great place to learn about different architectural styles. Available at the Eberhard Zeidler Library.

Archdaily - ArchDaily is a weblog covering architectural news, projects, products, events, interviews and competitions, and opinion pieces, among others, catering to architects, designers, and other interested parties.

Dezeen - Online architecture, interiors, and design magazine.

Prompt Engineering:

Photographers and their styles

Architect Index, of their works, with images and citations:

El Croquis, a high-profile architectural publication presenting the most important works of architecture in detailed monographs, available in person at the Eberhard Ziedler Library

List of architects featured in El Croquis

MidLibrary - Collection of AI-generated images sorted by architects

WillWulfken Prompt Formatting - Illustrative comparison of how formatting a prompt affects the outcome

WillWulfken Prompt Reference - Illustrative reference table of prompts



LAION-400M - Image/text dataset, free and openly accessible, non-curated. From web data and web pages between 2014 and 2021. Also known as crawling@home (C@H)

LAION5B - Image/text dataset, free and openly accessible, filtered by CLIP (Contrastive Language - Image Pre-Training)

LAION - Aesthetics - Image/text dataset that is a subset of LAION5B with high visual quality




Associated Image Tools:

Reverse-engineering prompts from an image : - Reverse engineers an image to provide you with the prompt to generate it. - Provides approximate text prompts that can be used with stable diffusion to re-create similar-looking versions of the image/painting. - prompt engineering tool that optimizes text prompts to match a given image. - Allows you to search for your own/specific images within the LAION-400M and LAION5B datasets, commonly used to train AI models.

ChatGPT and LLMs: - A in-depth guide to prompting Large Language Models