One of the most memorable platforms in the art of AI, Midjourney, is now open to everyone in beta mode.
This is the second time the platform has been opened to everyone as a beta. On July 18, the platform opened for 24 hours. In an email sent to Midjourney beta testers on Tuesday, founder David Holz wrote that “Midjourney beta is now open to all.”
Midjourney is one of the most interesting participants in Small but growing field of artificial intelligence art, which takes user-generated queries, runs them through an artificial intelligence algorithm, and allows the algorithm to pull images from their source and apply various technical techniques to the resulting image. Midjourney’s images look somewhat similar in quality to those directed by Latitude . tripalthough Latitude charges $14.99 for 20 photo credits as part of its paid plan.
Currently, trial users will receive about 25 free photos as part of the Midjourney trial. After that, you will have to pay either $10 per month for 200 photos per month, or a standard membership of $30 per month for unlimited use. Midjourney will allow companies to use images created for membership in a private organization. Otherwise, the images are yours.
There’s only one catch with Midjourney: the prompts and the resulting images are generated via Discord, the social networking/chat app. To be a part of Midjourney, you will need a free Discord membership. (PCWorld’s Beginner’s Guide to Discord It can help you settle in if you’re new to the service.) The following link will sign you up for the Midjourney Service: discord.gg/midjourney.
While Midjourney provides a file User’s ManualIts use boils down to this. Within Discord, you’ll want to join one of the rapidly growing “#newbies” channels – it doesn’t matter which one. Once in the channel, simply type “imagine //” and then the text prompt. Remember, although there is AI that generates the output, the direction of the pattern is up to you. It’s worth scrolling up and down through the various “beginners” channels to see which prompts generate responses and which patterns you can apply.
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Some of the results will amaze you. Others will be disappointed. There is a bit of luck in all of that. I wasn’t nearly as impressed with the “kraken emerging from the bottom of San Francisco Bay,” but the resulting image of the “castle on an asteroid floating in space” at the top of this story is pretty cool.
Each time you enter an application, you will receive an almost instant result, in an array of four images all representing different variations of the subject. Below each photo you will also see several buttons. Each button has a meaning: the “U” buttons upgrade a specific image, from 1 to 4; The “V” buttons ask the AI to provide a variation of the subject on a given image. The circular arrow is a “bypass” of the entire matrix. be cerfull! Simply clicking on each button creates the order, and you are charged the image credit in return.
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Don’t be discouraged by the sheer volume of requests either. Due to the nature of Discord, you will quickly see your query and results off the page. To solve this problem, click on the inbox item in the upper right corner. (It actually looks like an RJ45 Ethernet port on a computer.) This will open a list of related messages from the Midjourney bot. Click the “jump” button to take you to the actual message in Discord, where you can interact with the image.
Mark Hatchman / IDJ
You can also find your photo board just by visiting Your Home Within Midjourney. You can click the small ‘ellipsis’ menu next to the image ‘to open [it] in disagreement. This will open Discord and allow you to apply the above modifications.
How to get more Midjourney image credits for free
By default, all prompts you create are “quick” or instant. You are Can Get more photo credits, for free, by switching to the Relax command. This puts your request in a queue, rather than being processed right away. It’s unclear how long this extra wait time actually takes, but Midjourney won’t charge you a credit for using it.
Unfortunately, this vulnerability only works as a subscriber. On the other hand, if you end up signing up for a $10/month plan and get stuck, but you can’t justify spending $30/month on great photos, you can try this option out!