NightCafe vs DreamStudio: Which is Better for Your Needs?

I recently found out about two awesome tools for creating images and they are NightCafe and DreamStudio. I’ve used both of them and want to share my thoughts. Both NightCafe and DreamStudio are image generation tools that use deep learning to create high-quality images. However, they differ in their approach and the type of images they are best suited for. 

In this blog, we will compare these tools so that you can choose the one that suits your preferences.

Model Used

Both NightCafe and DreamStudio use the Stable Diffusion model for image generation, which is a powerful and effective technique for creating high-quality images with fine details and rich textures. However, NightCafe has a wider range of capabilities due to the fact that it offers four additional creation modes: DALL-E 2, Coherent, Artistic, and Style Transfer. These additional modes provide NightCafe with enhanced functionality and enable it to produce a broader range of image types. For more information on the creation modes available in NightCafe, you can visit the following blog link.

I’ll show you some examples, and you can decide for yourself which tool you think is better.

Image by DreamStudio

For the prompt – Watercolor painting of a desert landscape, with sand dunes, mountains, and a blazing sun, soft and delicate brushstrokes, warm and vibrant colors. 

Model – SDXL Beta, Style – Enhance

Image by NightCafe

Here’s the output for the same prompt and model but different preset style – NightCafe 

The result is almost the same!

Let’s try with another prompt – “Mystical forest with glowing mushrooms and a babbling brook, surrounded by towering trees and shrouded in mist, ethereal, dreamlike, stylized

Image by DreamStudio 

Model used – stable-diffusion-768-v2-1 and style  – Photographic

Image by NightCafe

Model used – Artistic and preset style NightCafe


Both NightCafe and DreamStudio are designed to be user-friendly, making it easy for users of all skill levels to edit their images and create high-quality content.

NightCafe Interface
DreamStudio Interface

As you can see in the interfaces above, it’s possible to make the images you want with just a few clicks and by adjusting a few settings.

Image Quality

In terms of quality, both NightCafe and DreamStudio can produce stunning images with rich details and textures.

NightCafe is used to create a variety of images, including Artistic Portrait, 3D Game v2, Anime, B&W Portrait. One of the key features of NightCafe is its ability to control the style of the generated images using a style transfer technique, allowing users to create images that match a particular style or mood.

Here is an example of an image generated using NightCafe:

DreamStudio is designed to be more user-friendly and accessible to a wider audience than NightCafe. DreamStudio offers a simple, easy-to-use interface that allows users to create images with just a few clicks. It also includes a range of styles that can be used to create specific types of images, such as Enhance, Anime, Origami, and Cinematic art.

Here is an example of an image generated using DreamStudio:

You can see for yourself that both platforms have done a good job in terms of quality and accuracy.


NightCafe takes around a minute to make an image, while DreamStudio is even faster and can do it in less than 20 seconds.

However, how quickly these tools work also depends on how good your internet connection is. If your connection is slow, it might take longer for the tools to generate the image. So, if you have a fast internet connection, the tools will work faster and you’ll get your image quickly.


NightCafe provides 5 credits on a daily basis, without purchasing any specific plan.

The platform offers four different types of plans:

  1. AI BEGINNER: 100 Credits for only $5.99 USD/month
  2. AI HOBBYIST: 200 Credits for only  $9.99 USD/month
  3. AI ENTHUSIAST: 500 Credits for only  $19.99 USD/month
  4. AI ARTIST: 1400 Credits for only  $49.99 USD/month

On the other hand, DreamStudio offers 24 complementary credits which can generate approximately 118 images if utilized efficiently. When you run out of credits, you can buy more credits as per your requirement. For example, if you pay 10 dollars, you can receive 1000 credits that have the potential to create around 5000 images. It’s pretty cool, right? However, you need to make a minimum purchase of 10 dollars.


As you can see, both tools are capable of generating high-quality images with impressive details. However, NightCafe offers more control over the style and content of the images, while DreamStudio is designed to be more accessible to beginners and those who are less familiar with image editing software. Ultimately, the choice between the two tools will depend on your needs and preferences.

Thank you for reading! I hope you found this blog informative.


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