Free Digital Pet Portraits from PugMug

I'll go on the record and say I think the whole AI craze is overblown. It's the 2024 version of the 2020 crypto hype. I'll admit I was sucked in at first after being one of the original DALL-E beta testers. I must have made and refined over 500 images of the Mariners winning the World Series because that's probably the only way I'll ever see it happen πŸ˜€ But it didn't take me too long to realize ChatGPT and every other LLM I've used are downright dumb. Like … they're straight up stupid. Seriously, ask them about anything that you are personally knowledgeable about and it won't take you long to spot downright incorrect and inaccurate statements or “facts”. And don't even get me started on the privacy concerns or how they're putting small websites out of business!

That all said, I think PugMug.ai might finally sway my back over to loving AI because they are offering free digital pet portraits 😻 All you have to do is upload 4-10 pictures of your furry friend and then around an hour later you'll receive 75 digital images!

The process is super simple. First, you'll want to upload the photos. For optimal results, you want to follow these Dos and Don'ts guideline:

  • Just your pet in the shot. No other pets or people.
  • Use photos with different backgrounds, settings, and angles.
  • Front-facing photos, as well as full body & angled shots.
  • Au naturel – no leashes, harnesses, clothes, etc.
  • Don't upload photos with the same background or pose.
  • No duplicate photos.
  • No black and white photos.

PugMug Upload Photos

Then, you'll select which type of photos you want: Landscapes, Artistic, or Fantasy

PugMug Select Style

At this point you're all finished. The AI will start generating photos. I only had to wait about 30 minutes before I got these goofy shots of my goofy boy Cheez!

PugMug Results for Cheez

The Renaissance and Starry Night photos were my absolute favorites here, so I added my other cat Mac in my profile and ran him through the results, but this time I selected the Fantasy option so I could get more images of him wearing a cute little hat.

PugMug Results for Mac

YES! Now we're talking!

Once you get your results, you can download any and all of the images for your own use, like printing them out, saving on your phone, or even creating posters or portraits! You can also select your three favorite images and they'll ask if you want to purchase them printed on various things. This upsell is completely optional and you can either buy from them or you could wait until Walgreens or CVS offer one of their regular free photo prints. Even better, you could make your own t-shirt, coffee mug, tote bag, or other cool swag using my personal favorite print-on-demand service Sticker Mule.

If you make a free AI pet photo, please share your favorite with us in the comments!

About the Author:

I'm a nationally renowned freebie finder & sample vetter, which I never imagined I'd be doing while getting my Bachelor's Degree in History almost 20 years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy launching my own space program and disproving the Coriolis effect.

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