ComfyUI vs Invoke AI

Invoke is a powerful, secure, and easy-to-deploy generative AI platform for professional studios that provides a flexible workflow builder with multi-user sharing and permissions, a step-by-step custom AI model trainer, and creation tools to provide the highest level of creative control to teams.
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Invoke
Invoke is a enterprise-ready generative AI platform that helps businesses train AI models on their proprietary IP, build workflows to accelerate production processes, and empower their creative teams with tools to control every aspect of the creative process.

Workflow Builder allows users to design, save, and share step-by-step image synthesis processes. Once created, Workflows are run by users through an easy-to-learn, configurable interface. Teams can quickly deploy workflows and create stunning assets for  projects without the steep learning curve of most generative AI tools.

Invoke has a Community Edition that is freely available under a commercially-friendly license (Apache 2) and a Professional Edition available for users and teams that want a hosted environment.
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ComfyUI
ComfyUI is a modular framework designed to enhance the user experience and productivity when working with Stable Diffusion, a powerful AI text-to-image generation model.

It allows users to chain together different commands in a workflow style, accomplishing complex tasks that can't be easily done in other Stable Diffusion software. ComfyUI is flexible and has a variety of custom nodes that allows for greater control over designs. It handles VRAM and RAM issues more efficiently than other UIs like Automatic1111, avoiding "CUDA out of memory" errors.

ComfyUI is free to use. It is distributed under a GPL3 license which requires derivative work to be fully open-sourced, making it great for personal use but difficult to use for commercial projects.
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Key Capabilities of Invoke

Data & Model Ownership: Every model you create with Invoke and every asset you upload remains exclusively yours and every part of our technology permits commercial use.
Creative Control: Apply different types of guidance – like compositional structure, textual prompts, or visual references – specifically where you need them in your images using a visual canvas.
Enterprise Security for Teams: We are SOC 2 Type 1 Compliant and offer multi-user support with role-based access controls, permissions, and share functionality.  
What Sets Invoke Apart
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Data & Model Ownership
What ComfyUI offers:
ComfyUI is designed to be deployed locally, which means that users have control over their data and models.
As an open-source framework, ComfyUI allows users to fully inspect, modify, and extend the codebase. Users can understand exactly how their data is being processed and can make adjustments as needed to meet their specific requirements.
What sets Invoke apart:
Commercially Friendly Licensing: Invoke uses the Apache 2.0 license, allowing for unrestricted commercial use and modification without the obligation to release derivative works as open source, providing more flexibility compared to the AGPL licenses for many of the components of ComfyUI.
Transparency and Integration: Invoke ensures that all integrated open-source technologies are commercially friendly, making it viable to use for commercial projects.
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Creative Control
What ComfyUI offers:
ComfyUI provides extensive flexibility in designing and modifying workflows, allowing users to tailor the user interface, data processing, and model integration to meet specific creative needs and preferences.
ComfyUI enables users to modify and extend the core functionality, offering technical users the ability to innovate and implement custom features.
What sets Invoke apart:
Control Layers for Precision: Invoke AI's control layers offer detailed adjustments, allowing users to fine-tune specific aspects of image generation for precise and tailored outputs in their creative projects.
Intuitive Creation Tools: Invoke's Creation Tools provide a cohesive workspace where users can create, refine, and iterate on images using text prompts, sketches, and other inputs, all within an intuitive interface that simplifies the creative process.
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Security For Teams
What ComfyUI offers:
ComfyUI is installed locally on user workstations, keeping data and models within the user's environment, but the overall security is dependent on the measures implemented by the user.
Since security is reliant on the user's workstation, teams must ensure robust security practices and infrastructure are in place to maintain the integrity and protection of their data and models.
What sets Invoke apart:
Enterprise-Grade Security: Invoke AI offers enterprise-level security features, including robust encryption, secure user authentication, and compliance with industry standards, ensuring that data and models are protected against unauthorized access and breaches.
Advanced Collaboration Tools: Invoke AI provides a suite of collaboration tools that facilitate seamless teamwork, including shared workspaces, version control, and real-time feedback mechanisms, enabling teams to work efficiently and cohesively on AI projects.
Feature Comparison
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Invoke Community Edition
Invoke Community Edition
Invoke Professional
Edition
Invoke Professional Edition
ComfyUI
ComfyUI
Capabilities
Base License
Hosting
Security
Collaboration Tools
Customization/Configuration
Support
Maintenance / Admin
Model Architecture
free (open source commercially-friendly Apache 2 license)
self-hosted
user-managed, local deployment
single-user workspace
High customization, user-controlled
community support
user responsible for maintenance and upgrades
integrates well with open-source model frameworks like SDXL and LoRAs
$ (hosted by Invoke)
cloud-based single-tenant or multi-tenant hosting by Invoke
enterprise-grade security
multi-user workspaces, sharing
High customization, Invoke-managed
Implementation specialist, Dedicated support rep, issue resolution SLAs, support center, help articles, Discord community
managed by Invoke
integrates well with open-source model frameworks like SDXL and LoRAs
free (open source non-commercial AGPL license)
self-hosted
user-managed, local deployment
single-user workspace
High customization, user-controlled
community support
user responsible for maintenance and upgrades
integrates well with open-source model frameworks like SDXL and LoRAs
Capabilities
Base License
free (commercially-friendly Apache 2 license)
$ (hosted by Invoke)

free (non-commercial AGPL License)
Hosting
self-hosted



cloud-based single tenant or multi-tenant hosting by Invoke
self-hosted



Security
user-managed, local deployment
enterprise-grade security
user-managed, local deployment
Collaboration Tools
single-user workspace
multi-user workspace
single-user workspace
Customization/Configuration
high customization, user-controlled
high customization, Invoke managed
high customization, user-controlled
Support
community support, self-support





Implementation specialist, Dedicated support rep, issue resolution SLAs, support center, help articles, Discord community
community support, self-support





Maintenance / Admin
user responsible for maintenance and upgrades
managed by Invoke
user responsible for maintenance and upgrades
Model Architecture
integrates well with open-source model frameworks like SDXL and LoRAs
integrates well with open-source model frameworks like SDXL and LoRAs
integrates well with open-source model frameworks like SDXL and LoRAs
FAQs
Can I transfer my ComfyUI workflows to Invoke?
Can I create custom nodes in Invoke?
Where can I see what nodes are available in Invoke?
Are there technical differences between ComfyUI and Invoke?
Maintenance / Admin