More DALL·E 2 fun – replacing things in existing photos

Inpainting tests

Inpainting is a technique where you start with a picture (in this case me) and ask the AI to replace a specific part of it. My first test was to try to add a second nose to myself, so I could smell things better. (All pictures/modifications created with OpenAI’s DALL·E 2 – all “original” pics used for inpainting are owned by me)

“Man with second nose growing out of forehead”

Um, not what I was going for.

Let’s stay away from the face and try to change Akiko’s dress. I use the brush to remove the area below her neck, slightly larger than the area of her dress.

“A beautiful elegant blue dress”

Incredible. It also filled in small parts of the person/stroller that is out of focus behind her as needed.

Retro actively changing clothes in any picture? Useful.

Another test. We’ll replace my son’s baseball glove with a pizza.

These results aren’t as convincing (I should have given it more arm to replace for a more natural pose I think), but I do appreciate how it was able to add missing detail to his hair after the glove was removed.

Well, you know what I have to do…

“Extremely muscled handsome man without a shirt”

Hmm. Not great. I guess changing my body into one with muscles is just one step too far for today’s technology. My guess is Dall-e actually doesn’t know much about bare skin (nipples and belly button seem to be missing?) due to using a censored training set to stop it from.. well, doing certain things. I’ll bet a suit works better, let’s try that.

“Three people wearing classy colorful suits.”

This time I did all three of us is one go. Not perfect – I wonder if it would work better if I did it in three separate operations, one for each person? Hrm. If you’re curious how I set which areas it could fill, it looked like this:

I left the holding hands in as a constraint for the image created.

Random Dall-e 2 test pictures

More random pics with the prompts used, some prompts created by friends.

“pyramid head on late night with conan o’brien”
Another try: “Still from silent hill movie, pyramid head on late night with conan o’brien, dramatic lighting”

“flaming headed monkey holding paperwork”
“hot dog being thrown down a hallway”
“winnie the pooh and Confucius in the delorean from back to the future”
“Winnie the pooh and Confucius in the DeLorean, a still from the movie back to the future, 4k”
“Winnie the pooh fixing the flux capacitor, still from the movie Back To the Future”

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