AI Image Generators Skyrocket to the Top of the U.S. App Charts

iOS App AI Generators

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Ever since the Lensa AI app introduced its Magic Avatar feature, people have been flocking to Apple's app store in search of more ways to create AI art. Whether looking to make cute avatars or wishing to experiment with text-to-art capabilities, it's clearer than ever that AI's artistic possibilities have captured the imagination of the public. In fact, Tech Crunch noticed that following Lensa's success, AI apps are rising to the top of the U.S. App Store charts.

Currently, three of the top 10 free apps in the United States are AI generators. Lensa is currently the most downloaded and sits at number three on the charts. But closely following it at numbers four and five are Dawn (an AI avatar generator) and Aiby's AI Art Generator. All of the apps are free to download, but also have paid in-app features.

Several more apps sit within the top 50 on the general charts, but even more AI apps can be found when looking in the Graphics & Design category. Most of the apps will allow users to upload photos that can be transformed, much like Lensa. Additionally, they will also let users experiment with text prompts and different visual styles.

This success is mirrored in the Google Play Store, where Lensa and other AI apps are having similar success. And while these image generators can be fun, they aren't without controversy. It's always important for users to read how uploaded images will be used and if they'll be stored. And Stable Diffusion, the open-source model used by Lensa, is controversial for training the model using images without artists' permission. There's also concern about how some images it creates are based on cultural stereotypes.

So while these apps may seem harmless and fun to play with, it's always a good idea to ensure you are informed before you start using them or if you even start.

Here are the top 10 AI Apps currently dominating the U.S. App Store Charts.

Lensa AI: Photo & Video Editor
AI Art Generator by AIBY
Dawn - AI Avatars
Wonder - AI Art
VOI - AI Avatar App
Meitu - Photo Editor & AI Art
Pixelcut: AI Graphic Design
Inspired: Magic Avatar, AI Art
Dream by WOMBO
AI Art Generator

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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