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DALL-E: How to Get It, Use It, and Create AI Art

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What is DALL-E?

Getting Started

Beta Phase

Some applicants would report that they were accepted within a short period of time while others waited for months without any feedback. This is also one of the reasons why Midjourney was able to dominate much of the public discussion during the summer of 2022. Those desperately waiting to get accepted into the DALL-E 2 beta began to use Midjourney once it moved into public beta.

In late September 2022, DALL-E 2 was finally released into public beta as well. Now anyone can sign up for a trial account and see how OpenAI’s software compares to that of other competitors.

Beginners Guide

Many people have heard about AI art generators such as DALL-E and would love to give them a try themselves. However, AI remains a relatively daunting subject for a lot of people. They simply don’t know where to start and how to use these tools. If you are one of those beginners that is curious about tex-to-image AI, check out our DALL-E tutorial. We’ll have you up and running within a matter of minutes.

DALL-E for Discord

How to Use DALL-E

Generating Images

One thing that nearly all major text-to-image generators have in common is that their default output format for images is a simple square. However, as any graphic artist or illustrator will tell you, the aspect ratio of an image has a big impact on the composition and is part of the creative process.


Most users come to DALL-E to give it a try because they saw someone share some of the amazing artwork that you can create with an AI image generator. However, once they enter their prompt and generate their own set of images, they start to realize that there’s more to AI art than just a simple prompt.

Editing Existing Images

Inpainting & Outpainting

Inspiration & Examples

API Access

As more and more companies started to share their AI software publicly, it also caught the attention of thousands of developers from all over the world. They clearly saw tons of potential use cases for AI-generated artwork that the original creators probably never even thought of. However, none of the major AI art models initially offered public API access and Midjourney has mentioned on multiple occasions that they do not have plans for a public API at this time.

Credits & Pricing

Usage-Based Credit System

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