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How to Create Your Own AI Image Upscaler Using Dream Studio API

In this video, we will guide you through the process of creating your very own AI image upscaler. Even if you don't have coding experience, you can still follow along and learn how to upscale your images with ease.

Step 1: Accessing Dream Studio API

To get started, open your browser and search for "Dream Studio API" on Google. This API is the key component we will be using to build our image upscaler. Once you have found the official website, click on the "Rest API" option on the left-hand side of the page.

Step 2: Locating the Image Upscaler Instructions

After accessing the Rest API section, you can use the "Control+F" feature on your browser to search for the term "upscale". This will directly take you to the image upscaler instructions within the API documentation.

Step 3: Creating a Python Script

To begin creating our image upscaler, we will need the information provided on the right-hand side of the API documentation. We will use this information to generate a python script using our AI language model, ChatGPT. Open ChatGPT and prompt it with a request such as "Please create me a python script that will upscale my images using Dream Studio API."

Once ChatGPT generates the python script for you, copy and paste it into a text editor or, better yet, use a code editor like Visual Studio Code.

Step 4: Obtaining an API Key

To use the Dream Studio API, you will need an API key. Instead of relying on the provided information, we recommend visiting the beta website of Dream Studio API at "beta.dreamstudio.ai/account" to create your own API key. After creating the key, copy it for later use.

Step 5: Setting Up Visual Studio Code and Python

To run the python script and upscale your images, you will need the following:

  • Visual Studio Code: Download and install this code editor on your computer.
  • Python: Visit python.org and download the latest version of Python, then install it on your system.
  • Pip: Install pip, which is a Python packaging tool.

Once you have Visual Studio Code, Python, and pip installed, open Visual Studio Code on your computer.

Step 6: Creating a Project Folder

In Visual Studio Code, click on "File" and select "Open Folder." Create a new folder by right-clicking anywhere and choosing the "New Folder" option. Give this new folder a name, such as "KDs" (the name here is arbitrary and can be anything). This folder will serve as the project directory.

Step 7: Creating a Python Script File

Within the project folder, right-click and select "New File." Name this file "run.py" or any other desired name. This will be the file where you place the generated python script from ChatGPT.

Step 8: Integrating the API Key

Return to the generated python script in ChatGPT. Within the script, search for the part that handles the API key. Currently, it may be using "OS.getenv" to retrieve the key. To simplify things, let's modify it to allow us to hard code the API key directly into the script.

Once you find the relevant section, request ChatGPT to let you hard code the secret key instead. Modify the prompt accordingly to say, "Please create me a python script that will upscale my images for me using Dream Studio API. Allow me to hard code the secret key."

Copy the generated code from ChatGPT and paste it into the "run.py" file in Visual Studio Code. Replace the placeholder for the API key with your own key. Save the changes.

Step 9: Preparing an Image

To test the image upscaling functionality, you will need an image to work with. The script aims to upscale PNG images. If you have a suitable image on hand, proceed to the next step. Otherwise, search online for a PNG image example to use for this demonstration.

Step 10: Upscaling the Image

To begin the upscaling process, open the terminal within Visual Studio Code. Make sure the terminal is in the correct project directory ("KDs" in this case) by verifying the displayed folder name.

Enter the command "Python run.py" in the terminal and press enter. This command runs the python script and initiates the upscaling process.

If everything is set up correctly, the script will execute successfully. However, if you encounter an error stating "incorrect API key provided," you will need to troubleshoot the issue.

Troubleshooting the API Key Issue

If you receive an error message indicating an incorrect API key, follow these steps:

  1. Verify that you have copied the API key correctly.
  2. Check the API host to ensure it aligns with the documentation.
  3. If the issue persists, double-check if the API endpoint has changed or if the API does not recognize the engine ID V1.

Analyzing the Upscaled Image

Assuming the script runs without errors, you will have an upscaled version of your image. Compare the original image with the upscaled version to see the improvements achieved through AI image upscaling.


Creating your own AI image upscaler using Dream Studio API is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this article, even those without coding experience can enjoy the benefits of AI-powered image upscaling. Remember to safeguard your API key and explore further possibilities with image processing and enhancement. Upscale your PNG images effortlessly and witness the transformation of your visuals.

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