We bring you a compilation of 16 applications to generate your avatars from photos, which are alternatives to Lensa avatars. Most of these alternatives use artificial intelligence, although some are simpler and only edit from your photo.
This type of avatar is very popular, and that is why most of the alternatives are paid or have paid features, although there are also some free ones that we have found quite interesting. The point is that you have a variety to choose from.
The best alternative to Lensa, and even surpasses this application in practically everything, is Stable Diffusion. You have to train this AI with your face, and then generate all kinds of images and avatars from it.
Of course, in this case, once you have trained the AI and you have started using the model with your face in Stable Diffusion, everything depends on your ability to write commands asking it to draw a picture with your face in this or another way. It can look good or very bad depending on your skill with words.
The creators of Stable Diffusion have a free simplified version called Dream Studio. In it, you can’t use a trained model of yourself or train it, but you can upload a photo and ask it to make modifications. This is image-to-image creation, which doesn’t always give the best results but can be used to play around a bit.
- Link: beta.dreamstudio.ai
This is another mobile application you can generate avatars based on your photos. The avatars can be of a person, a couple posing together, or a couple consisting of a person and a celebrity. You will need to train the app by uploading 15 photos of yourself.
The big problem with this app is that it is also paid, and requires you to subscribe to its $6 per month or $35 per year plan to generate your AI avatars. That said, it does offer unlimited creations, so it’s already better than Lensa at that, and you have more than 40 styles.
This is not a mobile app, but a web app that you run from the browser. Fotor is a simple photo editor, but it offers options to change the look of your photos through various Artificial Intelligence designs.
They call it an NFT generator, but it can be useful for creating avatars because you can upload a photo of your choice and apply a variety of designs to it. It has a free and a paid version, and although you can create your avatars with the free one, you will download them with a watermark if you don’t pay.
- Link: Fotor.com
This is another app for generating AI avatars from your photos, and you have a lot of designs ranging from video game characters to manga or artistic style. All you have to do is upload your photo and choose the style of photos you want.
The downside is that using this app requires a subscription of $1.09 per week. In exchange for that, it will generate 48 avatars, send you themed packs every day, and promises you over 1000 avatars a week.
Another application is similar to Lensa and other similar apps that we have also included in the list. It is an app that can help you create avatars from your photos. To do this, in the previous process, you will need to upload 10 different photos of yourself to train the AI.
The Wonder model is the same as Lensa’s Magic Avatars. You pay for each pack of avatars you want to create, and prices range from €4.60 for 50 avatars to €16 for the 200-pack.
Another app similar to Lensa. It has more variations, being able to choose non-binary sexes and skin color, but it is also much more expensive costing €11 to create your avatars. It will ask you for between 10 and 20 photos to train its AI.
AI Profile Photo Generator
This is a project of a Reddit user, who decided to create an application to generate avatars by AI from photos. It is very similar to the previous ones, but its advantage is that each user is entitled to an order of 10 free photos, which usually takes 24 hours to arrive.
Thanks to this, you can get a sample of what the results look like before you have to pay, something in which this little app is far superior to all the others. It is only for Android and is launched in Chrome, although you download it as an individual app. It asks you between 10 and 20 photos to generate your avatars, which are deleted 3 days after uploading them.
- It is available on Google Play for Android.
FaceApp has been for more than 5 years one of the references to modify your face with Artificial Intelligence. It does it in a very basic way and without many options and is limited to allow you to change your sex or age or add a beard or other hairstyle.
This app is simpler, since it is based on a photo that you upload, and it will modify that photo as you ask it to. As usual, some options in this app are free, such as changing your age, but some other special filters require a subscription.
This is another free website that lets you play with Stable Diffusion, and while you’re not going to be able to train an AI to create photos with your face, it does have image-to-image functionality. This means that you can upload a picture of yourself and ask for commands to help you edit an avatar.
- Link: playgroundai.com
Me in Comics
You may have seen on social networks like TikTok some videos with a filter that turns a photo into a manga character. Well, this is the website where you can do this process from your browser with any photo you upload by hand.
It is totally free and extremely easy to use. You just have to upload a photo of yourself and in a few seconds, an anime character will be generated from it. The results are usually far from reality, but that’s part of the game.
And if you’re short of the previous one, this is an AI that generates manga photo packs from your photo. You only have to upload a photo with characteristics marked by the web, choose your gender, and hit the option to generate the avatars. You can add attributes such as glasses, beard, or baldness.
Here, again, we find a paid tool, although its price is not excessively high. It promises to generate 100 anime images from your photos for just a couple of dollars or euros.
- Link: animeai.app
Being another paid site to generate profile pictures from your photos, this one is a bit different. The way it works is that you can train the site’s AI to recognize one or more faces, depending on the amount of money you pay, and then generate images from these trained models.
The good thing is that it’s a process like Stable Diffusion, but it’s all done by the web itself. The bad thing is that you have to pay. For $5, which is the minimum payment, you will have the possibility to train the AI for one face and then generate up to 500 images with it. In addition, they also give you a welcome pack of 50 images.
- Link: autoportrait.ai
This is another application of a more classic cut, which is not so much to create an image by artificial intelligence as to edit a photo you upload and create with it a new profile picture in the form of a cartoon.
The positive part is that the app has quite a few free designs, so you can get some good results without having to pay. But the negative part is that even with this it is full of ads, including some full-screen banners that invite you to go to the paid mode which is very confusing and difficult to skip, it seems that you have to say yes or yes.
This is another app for applying filters to your photos, but it’s surprisingly good compared to others we’ve seen like the one above. For starters, it doesn’t interrupt you with ads or show you everywhere that you have to pay to use all the features.
It also has a lot of filters, and every day it offers you two or three premium filters for free so you can try them out, and each filter you apply has a lot of options to adjust it to your liking. With the free account, you can create many avatars, although when you download them they will always have a watermark.
AI Avatar Generator
This is a website that creates free avatars through image-to-image technologies, and it is also based on Stable Diffusion. It is free, although you have to wait a long time for your avatar to be generated because there is a long queue.
The way to proceed is quite simple. You have to upload a picture of yourself, and if you want to configure the number of images or the SD seed you want to use, you will be offered the results after a while. The advantage of this service is that you don’t have to write anything, the web takes care of entering the image generation commands.
- Link: ai-avatar-generator.com
And we finish with another application that generates images using AI. It is created to be used as a text-to-image creator, but it also allows you to upload your photo and work from it. It even has a prompts guide so you can better choose what you want to create, and a meter of how faithful to the original the resulting photo is.
One of the biggest advantages is that it is a free app, although some of its best options are reserved for paid users. You can generate images from your photos and download them directly to your mobile. It also has a feed to see the creations of others and get ideas on prompts to write.