In recent months, there has been a thriving trend in generating images using artificial intelligence (DALL-E, MidJourney, Stable Diffusion, …), which continue to impress with their exceptional quality.
This week, a user on the social media platform Reddit shared images generated by Stable Diffusion (Stable Diffusion is a latent text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images) that have the unique feature of being functional Artistic QR codes. As you can see, these QR codes are truly magnificent!
This project, known as “ControlNet for QR code,” is truly remarkable.
Here’s a small explanation of the process:
Firstly, an image needs to be generated with minimal contrast and diverse textures, which can be easily accomplished using Stable Diffusion.
ControlNet subsequently modifies the image by incorporating QR code-specific landmarks and custom markers, enabling accurate recognition by QR code scanners.
Original image before transformation into a QR code.
This technique is truly impressive and enables the creation of stylish QR codes!
Learn more: ControlNet