Best AI Avatar Generators [Aug 2023]

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Dip your toes into the metaverse with our picks for the top AI avatar generator.

These innovative tools transform your real photos into one-of-a-kind images based on your likeness.

A new AI portrait is perfect for your social media profiles or personal photo collection.

In this post, we will share the top AI avatar generator apps of 2023.

Best for Beginners


Over 350+ styles to choose from. Pricing ranges from $8 to $25. Includes a free PFP option to get started.

Best Overall


Professional AI photographer that generates high-quality photorealistic images.

Best for Mobile

Lensa AI

Fastest way to get started with AI avatars on iOS or Android devices. Pricing from $5 to $10 per pack.

Note: Check out our simple guide to AI avatars and AI selfie generators.

1. PhotoAI

PhotoAI creates photorealistic AI images based on a private custom model trained with 20-50 of your own photos.

PhotoAI Home Screen

Pricing currently ranges from $29-99 per month for a massive package that includes thousands of photos.

PhotoAI Pricing

There are several features unique to the platform, such as the ability to copycat any photo and alter images with a magic photo editor.

PhotoAI is perfect for influencers who need to generate tons of photo content or agencies that want to offer differentiated services.

2. ProfilePicture.AI

ProfilePicture.AI is framed more around creating images suitable for social media like Twitter, Instagram, or even LinkedIn.

The service offers over 172 styles to choose from, including Crunchyroll, Portrait, and several fantasy-inspired options. landing page

There are three pricing options based on both the number of generated images you receive, as well as the quality (ranging from 512px to 4K).

3. Lensa (Magic Avatars)

By far the most popular option due to its accessibility in the iOS App Store and viral spread on social media, Lensa’s Magic Avatars lets users generate images within an easy-to-use app interface.

Lensa does not currently share the total number of offered styles, but each of the three options on the checkout screen includes 10 styles.

Magic Avatars’ prices range from $5-10.

Magic Avatars pricing page

The image quality in Magic Avatars appears to vary the most of any of the apps we tested. User-reported issues range from image artifacts to inappropriate nude or skimpy results.

4. HairstyleAI provides a different spin on the AI-generated avatar genre. While the other apps we reviewed feature many fantasy and metaverse-inspired options, HairstyleAI focuses on doing one thing well. landing page

For $19, users receive 140 images with up to 35 different popular hairstyles. The output images have plain backgrounds and generally do a good job blending the user-input photos with each hairstyle. However, like the other apps, this one also seems to “artificially enhance” the generated images (i.e., smoother skin, face symmetry, and different eye colors). pricing page

Bonus: Do It Yourself (Free)

If you are willing to invest some time, you can actually generate AI avatars for free using Stable Diffusion and Google Colab.

Below is a link to a fantastic guide that walks through the process step by step to create your own AI-generated PFP’s, or profile pictures:

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About the Author

Andrew has over 10 years of experience in advising businesses on growth marketing and strategy. He earned his MBA from NYU Stern with a concentration in data analytics and marketing. Andrew is based out of New York and currently consults Fortune 500 clients and startups on data science projects, digital marketing, and finance.

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