How DALL·E Credits Work
Updated over a week ago

DALL·E 2 is no longer accepting new customers. DALL·E 3 is available through ChatGPT Plus and through the OpenAI Developer API.

Starting on February 21, 2024, DALL·E 2 is no longer accepting new customers.

Free and paid users who have never had any credits (free or paid) cannot purchase credits. Labs users who have had credits before (even if you currently have 0 credits) can still use Labs normally.

DALL·E 3 is available through ChatGPT Plus and through the OpenAI Developer API.

💡Note: DALL·E API is billed separately from labs.openai.com. Credits granted/purchased on labs.openai.com 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 labs.openai.com: 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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