How DALL·E Credits Work

What’s a DALL·E Credit?

  • You can use a DALL·E credit for a single DALL·E request: 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.

How many free credits do I get?

  • You get 50 free credits your first month.

  • 15 free credits will replenish every month after that, on the same day of the month.

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

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

  • Free credits don’t roll over to the next month, so they expire a month after they were granted – but you’ll get 15 new free credits.

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.

  • If you need additional assistance with your credit purchase, please contact support@openai.com with the subject line "DALL-E Credit Purchase Request."

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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