Midjourney is yet to launch its public API, but no one really knows if they will really do it or not. That’s pretty sad, at least that’s what we thought at Argil until a few weeks ago.
Let’s be honest, the only reason people are still using Midjourney even if it’s on Discord and super difficult to manage if you’re not a nerd is because of the high quality of the image generated.
Midjourney doesn’t have any specific feature and it doesn’t allow people to personalize the AI for their specific use case.
Product builders are waiting for a Midjourney API to adapt the model for their use case. This can mean training the model on their images for a specific industry or building their own model of shoe generation, clothes, and people (for avatar apps for instance).
Without the API, current open-source models don’t provide the required quality of the image to fulfill this role.
On the other hand, creative agencies don’t have the time or the budget to develop and fine-tune existing open-source models. Their only hope to get super realistic image quality was to get access to Midjourney API.
Most of them are super disappointed by the current quality of other models.
Add on top of that big companies and consultants that need a scalable solution that can be friendly with the data ownership and intellectual property rights regulation of their country and you have the perfect combo of people waiting for the Midjourney API to be released.
All these parties would finally have a way to scale their image creation and build on top of the most advanced model in the market.
This an interesting question we tried to answer at Argil.
For those of you that don’t what is Argil, it’s the first platform that enables tech and non-tech people to build ai automation in the form of workflows with No-code.
You can generate images and text on the basis of your own data and streamline the workflow you build on Argil directly to your application.
What does this have to do with Midjourney API? You’ll understand further down in this article but before, back to why Midjourney API takes so much time to be released.
The positioning of Midjourney is clear, the fact that they didn’t create launch Midjourney API means one thing:
Currently, their focus is on quality focus completely on building the most advanced model of image generation.
They want to be the only survive in the market by having the best quality images, only when they do release Midjourney API will make sense
That’s a super self-centered and risky move if you ask me, the user experience is one of the worst I ever experienced and people are now accepting results that are less good but that allows scalability and seamless integration to their own use cases.
This led us to the following conclusion:
Midjourney is not a product company, it’s a research and development one, having Midjourney API available for everyone may not be in their plans now.
However, if they see competitors such as Stable Diffusion of Dall-E get closer to their quality of images they will definitely in a panic wave launch Midjourney API to the public.
Now that you have this context, let me present you in more details how the scalability and horrible UX experience you have on Discord to generate image with Midjourney can be tackled by using Argil.
On argil our positioning is based on three pillars:
The major challenge faced by product builders, creative agencies, and scale-ups is the non-personalization of ai models.
You need to prompt super precisely to try to get consistency in your generation, and even with this technique, the output will never be optimized to your use case.
On Argil you can input a set of pictures of yourself for instance and generate directly on our studio images of yourself in different settings. If you’ve been following the AI avatar app Frenezie you know how good this can be.
On top of that, you can integrate the generation of the image in a template which will fine-tune even more the output quality of the images.
Pictures of yourself are not the only use-case, you can try with clothes, cars, styles, etc.
If you didn’t try Argil yet, jump on the platform.
See Argil as a sandbox where you can let free your creativity and try to build whatever use-case resonates with you. The first and most important thing to keep in mind is that Argil is industry agnostic.
We’re building a technology that can be used for any use case that’s legal (of course).
The workflow vision we have is the solution to scalability, while on Midjourney and other platforms it’s currently not possible to run automation with different steps that would normally require human intervention, it’s completely possible on Argil.
Back to why you’re here: The absence of Midjourney API. Argil got an API and you can get access to it here.
No need to wait for Midjourney, nor try to use open-source models and optimize them to your use case by yourself. We did it for you and you can start experimenting now.
If you have any specific inquiries or looking for a specific feature DO NOT HESITATE to contact us.
We’re here to build in a proactive way, we help people looking for a Midjourney API and we’ll help you even more if you give us feedback and let us hear your voice.