The AI market is currently inundated with a wide range of tools, including the well-known ChatGPT chatbot, Bing’s AI-powered search, and Dall.E’s image generator, among others. Midjourney is one of the most popular AI image generators, which has gained a significant following among users.
With Midjourney, users can create images based on their prompts and refine or generate variations based on the selected images. The latest version, Midjourney v5, features various improvements that greatly enhance its functionality. If you are interested in trying out the latest version on your PC, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so.
To use Midjourney v5, you need to meet a few requirements, as it is still in its early stages.
- A Discord account
- Access to the Midjourney server on Discord
- A paid subscription plan (free access is no longer available)
You can use Midjourney by joining the Midjourney Discord, enabling the v5 AI, and using a prompt to generate the necessary image.
To use Midjourney v5 on your PC, follow these steps:
Step 1: Join the Midjourney Discord server.
Launch the Discord app or visit Discord.com and sign in to your account.
After signing in, locate the server list on your left-hand side and click on the “+” icon underneath it.
Next, click on the “Join a server” option located at the bottom of the interface.
Copy the provided link and paste it in the “Invite Link” field.
Click Join Server.
After pasting the link and clicking “Join a server,” you will now be part of the Midjourney Discord server.
With access to the Midjourney Discord server, you can proceed to the next step and enable Midjourney v5 to start generating images.
Step 2: Subscribe to a paid plan within the Midjourney server.
Once you have joined the Midjourney Discord server, you can subscribe to a paid plan to access Midjourney v5. Here’s how:
- Navigate to the “Billing” channel within the Midjourney Discord server.
- Read the information provided in the channel to understand the different subscription plans available.
- Select a subscription plan that suits your needs and budget.
- Follow the payment instructions provided to complete the subscription process.
- Once your payment has been confirmed, you will have access to Midjourney v5 and can start generating images.
Please note that Midjourney v5 is only accessible to users with a paid subscription plan, as mentioned earlier. If you do not have a subscription, you will need to sign up for one to access v5. Follow these steps to subscribe to a paid plan within the Midjourney server:
If not already logged in, open the Discord app or visit Discord.com and sign in to your account.
To select the Midjourney server, simply click on it in the left sidebar.
Under “Newcomer Rooms,” select a “Newbie Room” by clicking on it.
Type the command “/subscribe” and hit enter.
Once you have entered the “/subscribe” command, a personal link for your Discord account will be generated. Click on “Open subscription page” to proceed.
Once prompted by Discord, click “Yep!” to confirm and proceed.
After clicking “Yep!”, you will be directed to the Midjourney subscription page. From there, select your preferred subscription plan and click on “Subscribe“.
Once you have selected your preferred subscription plan, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the subscription process. After successfully subscribing to a paid plan, you can proceed to the next section to use Midjourney v5.
Step 3: Enable Midjourney v5 and create an image
Now that you have subscribed to a paid plan, you can enable Midjourney v5 and start generating images. Follow the steps below:
- Open Discord.com in your browser or launch the Discord app and log in to your account if needed.
- Click on the Midjourney server in the left sidebar.
- Select a Newbie Room under “Newcomer Rooms“.
- Type the command “/enable v5” in the chat box and hit enter.
- Type in a prompt for the image you want to generate.
- Wait for the AI to generate the image based on your prompt.
To enable Midjourney v5 and generate an image, click on the Midjourney server in the left sidebar.
After clicking on the Midjourney server, select a Newcomer Room under either “Newcomer Rooms” or “Newcomer Rooms 2“.
Type the command “/settings MJ” in the chat box to view your personal Midjourney settings.
Once you have accessed your personal Midjourney settings, click on “MJ Version” and select version 5.
To accept the Terms of Service, type the following command in the chat box:
/imagine prompt: [Your prompt]
Replace [Your prompt] with your desired prompt, and press Enter on your keyboard.
Once you enter a prompt using the “/imagine” command, Midjourney will ask you to accept the Terms of Service. Click on “Accept ToS” to proceed.
Great! Once you have accepted the Terms of Service, you can now use Midjourney v5 to generate an image based on your prompt. You can use the command “/imagine prompt: [Your prompt]” to generate an image. Don’t forget to replace “[Your prompt]” with the prompt you want to use.
That’s correct! With the prompt of your choice, you can now generate an image using Midjourney v5.
Note that upscaling is not available with Midjourney v5 at this time. The default resolution of v5 is the same as the upscaled resolution of v4. Therefore, clicking on the Upscale option will simply generate the same image in a higher resolution.
After your image is generated, you can rate it to help Midjourney improve. Additionally, if you like a particular image, you can create variations of it by clicking on the V [Number] buttons, where [Number] is the image number that you like.
I apologize for the mistake in my previous response. As Midjourney v5 does not support upscaling, the instruction to click the “U [Number]” is incorrect. Here’s a corrected version:
To save your image, click the “V [Number]” button next to the image you want to save to create a variation. Once you have a variation, you can right-click on the image and select “Save Image As” to save it to your computer.
Which operating system are you using? I can provide the instructions for either Windows or macOS.
To save the image, follow these steps:
- Right-click the full-screen image.
- Click “Save image as” from the dropdown menu.
- Choose a preferred location on your PC to save the image.
- Enter a name for the image in the “File name” field.
- Choose the file type for the image in the “Save as type” field (e.g., JPEG, PNG).
- Click the “Save” button to save the image to your PC.
Great! Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any more questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with.
Join the Midjourney Discord
After tapping the + icon on your left, you’ll see a menu pop up.
Tap Join a Server.
Copy and paste the Midjourney Discord invite link into the box provided and tap Join Server.
Once you’ve joined the server, you’ll need to subscribe to a paid plan to use Midjourney v5. Follow Steps 2 and 3 from the previous section on using Midjourney v5 on a PC to subscribe and enable v5.
Tap Join a server.
Copy and paste the invite below in the text box.
Now tap Join Server.
Tap Accept Invite.
You will now have joined the Midjourney server. You can now use the next step to subscribe to a paid plan.
Subscribe to a paid plan
To access the Midjourney server on the Discord app, simply open the app and tap on the server icon located on the left side of the screen. Then, select the Midjourney server from the list of servers you’re a member of.
To use Midjourney v5 on the Discord mobile app, you should first scroll through the channel list and tap any channel under the “newbies” category..
Tap the text box at the bottom.
Now type in the following command. /subscribe
Tap the Send icon.
Type Ok “/subscribe“
You will now be warned that you will be leaving the Discord app. You will also be shown the link you’re being redirected to. Tap Yep! to confirm your choice.
You will now be redirected to your subscription page. Tap Subscribe under the preferred plan and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the subscription process.
You can now follow the next section to generate an image using Midjourney v5.
Step 3: Enable Midjourney v5 and create an image
Open Discord and tap the Midjourney server on your left.
Select any newbie channel.
Tap the text box at the bottom.
To accept the Terms of Service for Midjourney v5, you first need to create an image prompt by sending a command to the bot. This will prompt you to accept the Terms of Service before generating the image. Use the following command to send a temporary prompt and accept the Terms of Service:
/imagine prompt: Hello Midjourney
You will now be prompted to accept the Terms of Service. Tap Accept ToS.
Once you’re done, type in the following command and tap the Send icon.
Your personal Midjourney settings will now be visible. Tap MJ version 5 at the top.
Once you have accepted the terms of service, Midjourney v5 will be enabled for your account. To generate an image, simply type in your preferred prompt in the following format:
/imagine prompt: [Your Prompt]
Replace [Your Prompt] with the prompt you want to use, and then tap the send icon to generate the image.
After entering your prompt, Midjourney v5 will generate an image for you in its current resolution, which is already 2x the base resolution of Midjourney v4. Please note that upscaling is not available with v5 at the moment, so clicking the Upscale option will not have any effect on the image. However, you can still create variations of the image or have Midjourney retry the prompt to generate different results based on your preferences.
Once you find an image you like, select the Upscale option for it.
You can now tap the image to enlarge it.
Now tap and hold on the image. Select Save at the bottom. The image will now be saved to your gallery.
Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Midjourney v5 for your account on the mobile app. From now on, all the images you generate will use this version of the model.
Use Midjourney v5 without setting it as the default
To utilize Midjourney v5 for specific prompts without making it your default option, you can employ a parameter when issuing your prompt. This approach can be useful in situations where you want to use Midjourney v5 temporarily. Here’s a guide on how to do it in Discord, which applies to the web version, desktop app, and mobile app. Follow the steps below for guidance:
To begin, access your Discord account by logging in through either the Discord app or the Discord website.
Now click and select the Midjourney server from the left sidebar.
Click and select a newbie channel.
Now type in your prompt using the following syntax. Replace [Prompt] with your preferred prompt. –v 5 in the command below will prompt Midjourney to use v5 with your prompt.
/imagine prompt: [Your prompt] –v 5
And that’s how you can use Midjourney v5 without setting it as your default.
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