How DALL·E Credits Work
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Written by Joanne Jang
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💡Note: DALL·E API is billed separately from Credits granted/purchased on do not apply to DALL·E API. For the latest information on DALL·E API pricing, please see our pricing page.

What’s a DALL·E Credit?

  • You can use a DALL·E credit for a single request at generating images through a text prompt, an edit request, or a variation request.

  • Credits are deducted only for requests that return generations, so they won’t be deducted for content policy warnings and system errors.

What are free credits?

  • Free credits are available to early adopters who signed up to use DALL·E before April 6, 2023

  • They expire one month after they are granted.

  • Free credits replenish monthly.

    • For example, if you received credits on August 3rd, your free credits will refill on September 3rd.

    • If you joined on the 29th, 30th, or 31st of any month, your free credits will refill on the 28th of every month.

How do I buy DALL·E credits?

  • You can buy DALL-E credits by using the “Buy Credits” button in your account page, or in the profile photo dropdown menu.

How do DALL·E credits work if I belong to a multi-person organization account?

  • Both free and paid credits are shared within each org.

  • Only the owners of an org account can buy credits for the org.

What are the differences between free and paid credits?

  • Free credits expire one month after they were granted, and paid credits expire 12 months from the date of purchase.

  • You currently get the same set of rights (including commercial use), regardless of whether an image was generated through a free or paid credit.

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