Which Midjourney Plan is Right for You?

Future Tech Pilot
23 May 202307:49

TLDRThe video discusses different subscription plans for Midjourney, a service that generates images based on prompts. The basic plan at $10 per month offers limited generations, suitable for first-time users to try the service. The standard plan at $30 per month provides 15 fast hours and unlimited relaxed generations, ideal for most users. The Pro Plan, costing $60 per month, offers double the fast hours, unlimited relaxed generations, stealth image generation for privacy, and the ability to run 12 concurrent fast jobs, which is beneficial for professional use or heavy experimentation. The video also advises against the yearly billing option for the basic plan due to potential dissatisfaction with the limited generations. Annual billing is suggested for the standard and Pro Plans for a discount.


  • ๐Ÿ” **Basic Plan ($10/month)**: Ideal for new users to try out Midjourney with limited generations (200/month) and 4 pictures per prompt.
  • ๐Ÿš€ **Standard Plan ($30/month)**: Offers 15 fast hours for immediate image generation and unlimited relaxed generations, suitable for most users.
  • โฑ๏ธ **Fast vs. Relaxed Mode**: Fast mode generates images instantly, while relaxed mode queues users which can lead to longer wait times.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ **Pro Plan ($60/month)**: Doubles fast hours to 30, includes stealth image generation for privacy, and allows 12 concurrent fast jobs.
  • ๐ŸŽจ **Ownership and Usage**: With any plan, users own the pictures they make and have the freedom to use them as they wish.
  • ๐Ÿ“… **Yearly Billing Option**: Available for Basic and Pro plans, offering a discount of $20 and $15 per year, respectively.
  • ๐Ÿ“‰ **Annual Billing Consideration**: Not recommended for the Basic plan due to likely insufficient generations per month.
  • ๐Ÿค” **Plan Upgrade**: Users can upgrade to higher plans if they find the lower-tier options do not meet their needs.
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ **Community Sharing**: Midjourney encourages a public sharing culture, but privacy options are available for those who need it.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ **Pro Plan Benefits**: Especially beneficial for professional use or heavy experimentation, offering significant workflow advantages.
  • ๐ŸŒ๏ธ **Hobbyist Consideration**: The Pro Plan might be worth the cost for some as a hobby, comparing the expense to other monthly recreational activities.

Q & A

  • What are the three subscription options available for Midjourney?

    -The three subscription options available for Midjourney are the Basic Plan at $10 per month, the Standard Plan at $30 per month, and the Pro Plan, which is not discussed in detail in the transcript.

  • What is the main difference between the Basic and Standard plans?

    -The Basic Plan offers limited generations (around 800 pictures per month), while the Standard Plan provides 15 fast hours for instant generations and unlimited relaxed generations, which allows for potentially thousands of pictures per month.

  • What benefits do all Midjourney plans share?

    -All plans come with general commercial terms, meaning users own the pictures they make and can use them as they wish. They also get access to the member Gallery and the option for credit top-ups.

  • Why is the yearly billing option not recommended for the Basic Plan?

    -The yearly billing option for the Basic Plan might not be recommended because the 200 generations per month are unlikely to satisfy users who become more engaged with Midjourney, making the commitment for a year unnecessary.

  • What does the term 'fast hours' refer to in the context of Midjourney?

    -Fast hours refer to the ability to generate images instantly without waiting. One fast hour is equivalent to about 60 generations.

  • How does the relaxed mode differ from the fast mode in terms of generation time?

    -In relaxed mode, users enter a queue and have to wait for their turn, which can take a few minutes for a job to start, as opposed to the instant generation in fast mode.

  • What is the main advantage of having 12 concurrent fast jobs in the Pro Plan?

    -The main advantage is the ability to generate up to 12 images at once, allowing for a significant workflow improvement and faster experimentation with different prompts.

  • Why might someone choose to upgrade to the Pro Plan?

    -Someone might choose to upgrade to the Pro Plan for the increased fast hours, the ability to generate images privately (stealth image generation), and the capability to run 12 concurrent fast jobs for more efficient image generation.

  • What is the monthly cost of the Pro Plan with annual billing?

    -With annual billing, the Pro Plan costs $48.80 per month.

  • Who would most benefit from the Pro Plan according to the transcript?

    -The Pro Plan is most beneficial for those who use Midjourney for their job or those who are deeply invested in the service and require the additional features it offers.

  • What is the significance of the member Gallery?

    -The member Gallery allows users to view all the pictures they have made at once, providing a centralized location to review and manage their creations.

  • Why does the speaker suggest that the Standard Plan might be the best choice for most people?

    -The speaker suggests the Standard Plan is the best choice for most people because it offers a good balance of fast and relaxed generations, providing ample opportunity for users to explore and create without the higher cost of the Pro Plan.



๐Ÿค” Mid-Journey Subscription Options Overview

This paragraph introduces the viewer to the different subscription plans available for Mid-Journey, focusing on the Basic and Standard plans. The Basic plan at $10 per month is recommended for new users to try out the service with limited Generations and four pictures per prompt, totaling around 800 pictures monthly. The Standard plan at $30 per month offers 15 fast hours and unlimited relaxed Generations, providing a quicker generation time and more flexibility. Both plans come with commercial terms, access to the member gallery, and optional credit top-ups. The speaker advises against the yearly billing option for the Basic plan due to the limited Generations, but suggests considering it for the Standard plan to save 20%.


๐Ÿš€ Upgrading to the Pro Plan for Enhanced Features

The second paragraph delves into the Pro Plan, highlighting its benefits over the Standard plan. The Pro Plan includes double the fast hours (30 fast hours), allowing for an average of 720 unique pictures per month. It also features stealth image generation, providing privacy by not displaying pictures on the Mid-Journey website by default. The speaker shares their personal preference for the Pro Plan due to the privacy feature, which they find important for their professional use. The Pro Plan also offers 12 concurrent fast jobs, a significant increase from the 3 concurrent jobs in the other plans, allowing for more efficient and simultaneous image generation. The speaker suggests that the Pro Plan might be suitable for those who use Mid-Journey as part of their job or for serious hobbyists, but acknowledges the higher cost may not be feasible for everyone.




Midjourney is a term used in the script to refer to a service or platform that allows users to generate images based on prompts they provide. It is central to the video's theme as the discussion revolves around choosing the right subscription plan for using this service. The script mentions that once users start using Midjourney, they may realize the vast potential it offers, which can lead to a desire for more advanced plans to fully explore these capabilities.

๐Ÿ’กSubscription Plan

A subscription plan, in the context of the video, refers to the different levels of service offered by Midjourney, with varying features and costs. The script outlines three plans: Basic, Standard, and Pro, each with distinct benefits and prices. Understanding the subscription plans is crucial for viewers to make an informed decision about which one suits their needs and usage of the Midjourney service.


In the script, 'Generations' refers to the number of image outputs produced by the Midjourney platform per prompt. The Basic plan offers limited Generations, while the Standard and Pro plans provide more, with the Pro plan offering significantly higher quantities. This term is key as it directly affects the value and utility of each subscription plan for potential users.

๐Ÿ’กFast Hours

Fast Hours are a feature of the Standard and Pro subscription plans that allow users to generate images instantly without waiting. The script explains that with Fast Hours, the Midjourney platform will run the user's prompt almost immediately, which is a significant benefit for those who require quick results. This feature is an important differentiator between the Basic plan and the higher-tier plans.

๐Ÿ’กRelaxed Generations

Relaxed Generations are a type of image generation that operates on a queue system, where users wait for their turn to generate images. Unlike Fast Hours, Relaxed Generations are free and unlimited but can take longer to start, depending on the current queue. The concept is important as it offers a free alternative to Fast Hours, allowing users to generate images without additional costs.

๐Ÿ’กYearly Billing

Yearly Billing is an option mentioned in the script that allows users to pay for their subscription annually instead of monthly. This option comes with a discount, reducing the monthly cost for those who commit to a year-long subscription. It's relevant to the video's theme as it presents a cost-saving opportunity for users who are confident in their long-term use of Midjourney.

๐Ÿ’กStealth Image Generation

Stealth Image Generation is a feature exclusive to the Pro Plan that allows users to generate images privately, meaning the images will not be publicly displayed on the Midjourney website. This privacy feature is important for users who desire confidentiality in their image generation process, which can be a deciding factor when choosing between the Standard and Pro plans.

๐Ÿ’กConcurrent Fast Jobs

Concurrent Fast Jobs refer to the ability to generate multiple images at the same time. The Pro Plan allows for up to 12 concurrent fast jobs, which is a significant increase from the three allowed in the other plans. This feature is particularly beneficial for users who want to experiment with multiple prompts simultaneously and is a key selling point of the Pro Plan.

๐Ÿ’กGPU Minute

A GPU Minute is a unit of measurement used to quantify the computational resources required to generate an image on the Midjourney platform. The script mentions that one fast hour is equal to about 60 generations, with each generation costing approximately one GPU minute. Understanding this term helps users estimate how many images they can generate with their available Fast Hours.

๐Ÿ’กMember Gallery

The Member Gallery is a feature accessible to all Midjourney subscribers, allowing them to view all the images they have created in one place on the main Midjourney website. It serves as a centralized location for users to review their work and is an important aspect of the user experience across all subscription plans.

๐Ÿ’กOptional Credit Top-ups

Optional Credit Top-ups are a feature that allows users to purchase additional Fast Hours when they need more than what their subscription plan provides. This option is highlighted in the script as a flexible way for users to manage their usage of the Midjourney platform without being locked into a higher subscription plan.


Midjourney offers three subscription plans: Basic, Standard, and Pro.

The Basic plan costs $10/month and includes 200 limited generations with four pictures per prompt.

The Standard plan is priced at $30/month, providing 15 fast hours and unlimited relaxed generations.

Fast hours allow for instant generation, while relaxed mode queues the request.

With 15 fast hours, users can expect around 900 generations per month on average.

The Pro Plan costs $60/month and includes double the fast hours, stealth image generation, and up to 12 concurrent fast jobs.

Stealth image generation offers privacy, making images not public by default on the Midjourney website.

The Pro Plan is recommended for professional use or serious hobbyists, with significant benefits for workflow and experimentation.

Users own the pictures they make and have full commercial rights with any plan.

All plans include access to the member gallery for viewing created images.

Optional credit top-ups are available for additional fast hours as needed.

The yearly billing option for the Basic plan saves $20, reducing the monthly cost to $8.

The Standard plan might be the most suitable for most users, offering a balance of cost and features.

Annual billing for the Standard plan provides a 20% discount, reducing the monthly cost to $24.

The Pro Plan is a cost-effective choice for those who heavily use Midjourney, offering more fast hours and privacy.

The Pro Plan's 12 concurrent fast jobs feature allows for significant workflow efficiency.

The presenter suggests that the Pro Plan might be worth it for those who use Midjourney as a significant part of their job or hobby.

Different subscription plans cater to varying levels of usage and needs, from casual to professional.