The GPT-4 model, the most recent and advanced model developed by OpenAI, sets itself apart from its predecessors with its ability to accept image inputs. This feature transforms it from a mere language model into a multi-modal model. As a result, GPT-4 can accept images as inputs and return text outputs. Today, we will cover everything you need to know about GPT-4’s image input capabilities.
Can GPT-4 accept images as input?
Yes, you can send an image as input to the GPT-4 model. Thanks to its multi-modal feature, GPT-4 can read, understand, and process your image inputs. However, like other models, it can only return text as output.
Are ChatGPT and GPT-4 the same thing?
No, GPT-4 and ChatGPT are not the same thing. ChatGPT utilizes the GPT-4 and GPT-3.5 models as base models, but it is specialized for interactive dialogues. While ChatGPT is an application, GPT-4 acts like the background processor that powers this application. Therefore, we can’t equate the GPT-4 model with ChatGPT. However, ChatGPT+ members can use the GPT-4 model if they prefer.
How to give an image input to GPT-4
To provide an image input to the GPT-4 model, you need to utilize its API. Although the GPT-4 model was launched in March, its API is not yet available for public use. To gain access, you must first apply to the OpenAI GPT-4 API waitlist and be accepted. If you are accepted onto the waitlist or if the GPT-4 API becomes available for public use, you can use this API to send image inputs to the GPT-4 model and test this feature.
GPT-4 Image Processing Examples
When OpenAI released the GPT-4 model, they also shared various images in the white paper demonstrating its ability to accept, examine, and analyze images. Below, you can find images illustrating GPT-4’s analysis of images and the responses it provides.
1. GPT-4 can explain a meme
In an example shared by OpenAI, they showed that the GPT-4 model can understand the small details in a picture and make comments based on that. It’s powerful because it means the model is getting better at understanding images and can say things about them.
2. GPT-4 can analyze an image
In this example, it was observed that GPT-4 can detect unusual situations in the given image and provide explanations for them. The model is able to identify and describe unusual aspects of the image.
3. GPT-4 can understand nuances
In this example, a photo from the social media platform Reddit was used, and the GPT-4 model was asked to identify what was funny about the image. The photo consisted of three different images, and GPT-4 successfully analyzed the photo, detecting the peculiar and humorous elements within it.
Can GPT-4 generate images as output?
No, while the GPT-4 model can take images as input parameters, it cannot return or generate images as responses. To generate or create images, you would need to use different models provided by OpenAI, such as DALL-E. Currently, the GPT-4 model does not possess the capacity to produce image outputs.
Can ChatGPT generate images?
ChatGPT does not have the ability to generate images in the way we might imagine, as it uses the GPT-3 and GPT-4 models as base models. However, there are various methods available to make ChatGPT generate images:
- We can have ChatGPT draw pictures in ASCII format.
- We can get ChatGPT to draw the codes of images in SVG format.
- By using some plugins available to ChatGPT+ members, we can generate images with desired characteristics and access the URL links of these images.
How to use GPT-4 in ChatGPT?
To use the GPT-4 model in ChatGPT, one needs to be a ChatGPT Plus member. After becoming a Plus member, you can select the GPT-4 model from the model selection screen on the homepage and use it for generating responses in ChatGPT.