Another post, another day browsing thousands of stock photos to find one that fits.
It’s an exhausting task.
So Don McKenzie conducted a little experiment: he replaced thumbnails on his website with AI-generated images.
And considering that his blog is about query engine streaming tables…
The results were unbelievable. No, seriously. Check some of the images in the article.
Here’s why you should consider trying this out for your e-commerce or SaaS blog:
Don argues that AI generator is:
- Aesthetically better and makes better featured images.
- Cheaper than stock photo subscriptions. He spent $45 in OpenAI credits to replace 100+ images.
- A heck of a fun ride.
Here’s what he learned while mastering the art of AI generator images:
Engineering prompts is difficult. If you’ve ever used AI tools, you know that input doesn’t always produce the desired output. So you need to fine-tune your queries.
However, as you become more familiar with the way AI “thinks,” your prompts will improve as well.
Stylistic modifiers are important. Basic prompts produce bland results.
But using modifiers like hyper-realistic, farmcore, steampunk, Dali, goth, Simpsons, and literally countless others will add style.
You can still do post production. Cut out extra fluff, change the positions of elements, add text… Basically use an AI image generator as just one more tool in your workflow.
… At the end of the day, it’s worth trying. This new, fun technology can save you a lot of time, and also breathe fresh, colorful life into your blog.
And don’t be surprised if you see a couple of AI images in this newsletter in the future. We’re tempted, too…