Frequently Asked Questions

Leonardo AI provides a platform for users to craft high-quality assets for their creative ventures using the prowess of AI for quick and consistent styles.

The platform boasts a multitude of tools that empower users with enhanced control over content creation, letting them swiftly design and produce distinct, ready-to-use assets using either pre-trained or custom models.

With Leonardo AI, the horizon of AI-fueled creative production is broadened. Users can swiftly design entire worlds, generate models from existing works, craft art based on mood boards, and merge tiles to devise landscapes.

Moreover, the AI capabilities can produce concept art maintaining a uniform style with precise prompts. To access its preliminary alpha version, users need to be on the whitelist and can also sign up for early access.

How do Leonardo AI models work?

Leonardo AI boasts an array of meticulously optimized models. These cater to a broad range of content creation tasks, with some specially tailored for niche requirements.

For our esteemed premium members, we present the opportunity to hone many of their unique models. This can be achieved on our platform using a minimal collection of images (usually between 10-20). Such models can emulate distinct styles or content variations. Additionally, users have the option to share their personalized models with others, fostering a spirit of collaboration and innovation.

How do I get access to Leonardo AI?

To begin with Leonardo AI, just head over to our main page and select either the 'Create an account' or 'Start using Leonardo AI' option. For newcomers, input your first name and email, then click 'Count me in' to join the early access queue. If you've previously secured access, opt for the 'Yes, I’m whitelisted' option, directing you to the web app login.

After registration, keep an eye on your email for an early access invite, and don't forget to scan your spam folder just in case!

Is Leonardo AI suitable for beginners or do I need coding skills?

Leonardo AI is crafted for easy accessibility, catering to creators from varied backgrounds and expertise. No coding prowess is required to begin. With its user-centric interface, comprehensive guides, and a vibrant community, we ensure a smooth sail through your artistic voyage.

How quickly can I generate assets using Leonardo AI?

Leonardo AI is engineered for rapid asset creation. However, the time taken can fluctuate based on several aspects, such as:

  • Image Configuration: : The chosen parameters, like resolution, can affect the time it takes to produce an image. Higher resolutions might necessitate a bit more time.
  • Generation Technique:: Depending on whether you use Prompt Magic, Alchemy, image2image, or image prompting, the generation pace might differ.
  • Batch Size:: Generating a series of images at once could influence the speed of each asset's creation.
  • Subscription Level: : Premium users are given precedence, potentially resulting in quicker generation times for them.

Notwithstanding these factors, our continuous aim is to refine and streamline to offer swift and efficient asset delivery to all users.

Are there opportunities for business or enterprise applications?

Absolutely, Leonardo AI offers a vast horizon of prospects for B2B and large scale enterprises. Organizations seeking a uniform, efficient, and economical approach to superior asset or texture production will deem our platform indispensable. To understand how Leonardo AI can augment your business processes, kindly reach out to our business development team through the Contact Us page.

How do I get involved with the Leonardo AI community?

Joining the Leonardo AI community enriches your creative adventure with us. Engage in our vibrant communities on Discord and Facebook, where you can connect with like-minded creators, gather insights, view tutorials, and spark your next inspiration.

These platforms transcend mere community centers. We frequently organize captivating contests and events to fuel creativity and foster teamwork.

Immerse yourself, bond with global creators, and harness the plethora of resources and assistance available to you.

Is Leonardo AI the best drawing app for Windows?

That's our aspiration. Leonardo AI is probably the best drawing app for the Microsoft Surface and all other PC-tablets and we hope that within two years we can be the best Windows drawing app, period.

What are Leonardo AI's biggest strengths?

The speed, the user interface, the line tools and the infinite canvas.

What are Leonardo AI's most requested features?

Custom brushes, custom shortcuts, distort tool and layer folders. We are currently working on a big rewrite of the underlaying technology that will make these and much more possible.

What is the difference between the desktop version (from this website) and the Windows Store version?

None. It's the exact same version of Leonardo AI.

Is Leonardo AI a good alternative to Photoshop?

Both yes and no. Drawing on a Windows tablet is definitely nicer with Leonardo AI than Photoshop. Leonardo AI is also much faster and easier to learn. However, Photoshop is a beast when it comes to features. A lot of our users start their illustrations in Leonardo AI and then do the final touches in Photoshop. Leonardo AI can export to the Photoshop file format (PSD) which makes the transition easy.

Is Leonardo AI a good alternative to Sketchable?

Yes. Sketchable is also built for Windows tablets like Leonardo AI. But Leonardo AI is much faster, more stable, easier to learn and have more features then Sketchable.

Is Leonardo AI a good alternative to Sketchbook Pro?

Yes. Sketchbook was never designed for touch interfaces.

Is Leonardo AI a good alternative to Paint Tool SAI?

Yes, but we genuinely admire SAI for its drawing capabilities! Its user interface might feel a bit outdated and might be slightly challenging for newcomers. Additionally, it seems there hasn't been recent development on it.

Is Leonardo AI a good alternative to Mischief?

Yes, Mischief is among the handful of drawing apps that feature an infinite canvas, similar to Leonardo AI. However, the underlying mechanics of Leonardo AI and Mischief are distinct: Leonardo AI uses a raster-based system, while Mischief is vector-based. In our view, raster technology is better suited for drawing/painting apps since crucial tools, such as Smudge and Lasso, are tailored for raster applications. Additionally, it appears that Mischief's development has been halted.

Is Leonardo AI the Windows equivalent of ProCreate?

If you're asking whether Leonardo AI is the premier drawing app for Windows tablets, akin to ProCreate's status on iPad, then the answer is likely yes! However, it's worth noting that Leonardo AI and ProCreate have distinct features. Unique elements like Leonardo AI's infinite canvas and line tools set it apart from other apps.

Does Leonardo AI work on my computer?

Leonardo AI is compatible with most Windows systems. However, for the optimal drawing experience, we highly recommend using a pen. To ensure compatibility with your device, please download the trial version of Leonardo AI from our download page.

Does Leonardo AI work with Microsoft Surface tablets?


Does Leonardo AI work with Wacom tablets?


How long will Leonardo AI be in Beta?

Likely until 2024. In 2022, we encountered a challenge that hindered incremental improvements to Leonardo AI . Since then, we've dedicated significant time to overhaul the underlying technology. Once this overhaul is complete, we'll remove the Beta label.

What is the roadmap for Leonardo AI?

Learn more in our blog post: 'The Future of Leonardo AI'

How do I update Leonardo AI to the latest version?

For those using the desktop version of Leonardo AI (obtained from our website), navigate to Help > Software Update within the application. If you're using the Windows Store version, please visit the Leonardo AI listing there.

How often will I receive updates for Leonardo AI?

We typically release a significant update every six months. In between, we might roll out minor updates to address bugs. We don't update Leonardo AI more frequently because extensive testing is required for each major release, which takes time.

Will future updates be free if I have already purchased Leonardo AI?

Yes, if you've already purchased Leonardo AI, all beta and version 1.x releases will be available to you at no additional cost

Is there any forum for Leonardo AI users?

No, we definitely need to address this.

Does Leonardo AI have custom (saveable) brushes?

No, not at the moment. However, due to its high demand, we're actively working on implementing it.

Does Leonardo AI have a text tool?

No, currently we don't offer that feature. But given its popularity, we hope to incorporate it soon.

Can Leonardo AI import PDF files?

No, but we've noted this as a frequent request. We hope to incorporate it in upcoming updates.

Does Leonardo AI handle Photoshop (PSD) files?

Leonardo AI has the capability to export PSD files, but it cannot import or directly save in that format.

Does Leonardo AI have screen recording?

No. We recommend using an external software like Camtasia for that purpose.

How do I save to JPEG or PNG?

Please go to File > Export.

When I zoom-in my canvas gets pixelated!

Leonardo AI operates on a raster-based system, meaning if you zoom in beyond 100%, pixels will become visible. By "infinite canvas", we refer to the ability to scroll endlessly in any direction, not limitless zooming. For a higher resolution, initiate your drawing at a zoom level of 50% or 25% and use it as your starting point

I can't zoom out more than 50%!

Navigate to the zoom panel by clicking on the magnifying glass icon. From there, select 'Options'. Within 'Options', you'll be able to define the maximum and minimum zoom levels.

How do I give Leonardo AI as a gift?

Go to the Leonardo AI page on the Windows Store and find the three dots near the 'Buy' button. Click on them, and you'll have an option to purchase it as a gift.

Can I pay for Leonardo AI with PayPal?

Yes. Underneath the 'Buy' button on the purchase page, there's a link for that option. Additionally, if you'd like the Windows Store version of Leonardo AI, they also accept PayPal.

Do I need an account to try Leonardo AI?

Yes, you'll need a Leonardo AI account created within the app post-installation or a Microsoft account for the Store version.

Does Leonardo AI require a Internet connection to run?

No. An internet connection is only required the first time you launch Leonardo AI and for purchase verification.

How do I transfer my Leonardo AI license from one computer to another?

If you purchased Leonardo AI directly from our website, simply download it onto your new computer and sign in using the email address you used for the purchase. Your license will be transferred automatically. If you acquired Leonardo AI through the Microsoft Store, download it again from the store and ensure you're logged into Windows with the same account you used for the original purchase.

Can I use one license of Leonardo AI on multiple devices?

Yes, provided you don't operate them at the same time.

How do I delete my Leonardo AI account?

Please visit this page.

What platforms does Leonardo AI exist on?

It's available exclusively for Windows. You can download it from this website or the Windows Store. Regardless of where you download it from, it's the same Leonardo AI version.

Will there be a Mac version of Leonardo AI?

Yes, we're in the process of developing one.

Will there be an iPad version of Leonardo AI?

Yes we are currently working on one.

Will there be an Android version of Leonardo AI?


How do I contact the Leonardo AI team?

Kindly reach out to us via email at

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