Midjourney Alpha is Here and it Is Fantastic! (Full Walkthrough of the New Website!)

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13 Dec 202308:27

TLDRThe video script discusses the new features and functionalities of the Mid Journey website, highlighting the quality of life updates and the process of generating images. It explains the requirements for using the website, such as generating 10,000 images beforehand, and provides a walkthrough of the site's interface, including changing parameters, using sliders for aspect ratios and stylization, and options for image manipulation. The video also touches on the potential for exploring and learning from the 'explore' page, the use of the 'describe' feature for image reference and learning about artists, and the 'permutations' command for generating different styles. The creator, Tim, expresses excitement about the website's potential and upcoming updates.


  • ๐ŸŒ The new Mid Journey website is now functional, offering a fresh platform for users to generate images.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ To use the website, users must have generated 10,000 images previously, a threshold that may change over time.
  • ๐Ÿ” Users can check their generation count and statistics by prompting for 'slin' in the Discord channel.
  • ๐ŸŽจ The website allows users to input prompts and generate images, with a default aspect ratio of 9x6.
  • ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Image results can be viewed in a lightbox, with options to roll, subtle, remix, upscale, and more.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Users can adjust various parameters like aspect ratios, stylization, weirdness, and model versions to refine their image generation.
  • ๐Ÿš€ The 'speed' settings include relaxed, fast, and turbo options, with a stealth mode available for higher-tier plans.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ The 'vary' section currently lacks a 'vary region' feature, which is not yet available on the website.
  • ๐Ÿ“š The 'describe' feature has been overhauled, allowing users to upload an image and receive tags that can be used as prompt inputs.
  • ๐ŸŽญ The 'permutations' command has been clarified, enabling separate generations for different themes like cinematic scary, action, and comedy.

Q & A

  • What is the main topic of the video transcript?

    -The main topic of the video transcript is the introduction and review of the new Mid Journey website and its features.

  • What is the prerequisite for generating images on the Mid Journey website?

    -To generate images on the Mid Journey website, one must have previously generated 10,000 images.

  • How can users check their image generation statistics?

    -Users can check their image generation statistics by visiting the Discord and prompting for 'slin', which will provide their statistics.

  • What is the URL of the new Mid Journey website?

    -The URL of the new Mid Journey website is alpha.midjourney.com.

  • What are some of the quality of life updates introduced on the new website?

    -Some quality of life updates include aspect ratio sliders, various aesthetic and model commands, the ability to lightbox images, and a thumbnail strip for scrolling through generations.

  • How can users change the aspect ratios of their images?

    -Users can change the aspect ratios of their images by using the slider that offers presets like square (1:1), portrait (3:4), and landscape (4:3), or by adjusting the slider to achieve the desired aspect ratio.

  • What is the purpose of the 'describe' feature on the website?

    -The 'describe' feature allows users to upload an image and receive a list of descriptive tags, which can be used as prompts for image generation. It also provides links to learn more about certain tags, such as known artists.

  • Is the 'in paint' or 'vary region' feature available on the website at the moment?

    -No, the 'in paint' or 'vary region' feature is not yet available on the website.

  • What does the 'use image' button do on the website?

    -The 'use image' button brings the selected image into the prompt bar as an image reference for generating new images.

  • How can users explore and learn from the 'explore' page on the website?

    -On the 'explore' page, users can view different images, see the prompts used to generate them, and modify those prompts to create new images based on the examples provided.

  • What is the speaker's overall opinion on the new Mid Journey website?

    -The speaker is very excited and happy with the new Mid Journey website, finding it a more pleasant way to work compared to the previous setup on Discord.



๐ŸŒ Introduction to Mid Journey's New Website Features

The paragraph introduces the audience to the newly functional Mid Journey website, highlighting its unique features and improvements over the previous version. It mentions the requirement of generating 10,000 images to access the website and provides a step-by-step guide on how to use the site, including how to generate an image, adjust parameters like aspect ratios and stylization, and explore the 'explore' page. The speaker also notes the absence of the 'vary' feature for in-painting on the website and suggests a workaround using Discord. The paragraph emphasizes the excitement around the website's quality of life updates and potential future improvements.


๐ŸŽจ Enhancing Creativity with Mid Journey's Describe Feature

This paragraph delves into the 'describe' feature of Mid Journey, which allows users to upload an image and generate a descriptive prompt based on the image's content. The speaker demonstrates how to use this feature to modify existing prompts and create new images. The 'describe' function is praised for its ability to suggest relevant tags and link to artists, thus aiding in the discovery of new artistic influences. Additionally, the paragraph touches on other commands like 'image weight' and 'permutations', showcasing the versatility of Mid Journey's tools for creative exploration. The speaker concludes by expressing satisfaction with the website's capabilities and looks forward to future updates, including the release of V6.




Discord is a communication platform originally designed for gamers but has since expanded to various communities. In the context of the video, it is mentioned as a place where users can check their image generation statistics and is contrasted with the new website experience.

๐Ÿ’กMid Journey

Mid Journey appears to be the name of a website or platform that focuses on image generation. The video discusses its new functionalities and improvements, highlighting its user-friendly interface and features.

๐Ÿ’กImage Generation

Image Generation refers to the process of creating visual content using artificial intelligence or other computer-based tools. In the video, the speaker discusses the requirements and steps for generating images on the Mid Journey website.

๐Ÿ’กAspect Ratios

Aspect Ratios are the relationships between the dimensions of an image, typically expressed as width to height. The video explains how users can adjust aspect ratios on the Mid Journey website to get square, portrait, or landscape orientations.


Stylization refers to the process of altering the appearance of an image to match a certain style or aesthetic. In the context of the video, 'D stylize' is a command used on the Mid Journey website to adjust the stylization level of the generated images.

๐Ÿ’กModel Commands

Model Commands are specific instructions given to the image generation AI to control the output. The video discusses options like 'standard' or 'raw' mode and versions of models that can be selected for different outcomes.


Lightbox is a feature on the Mid Journey website that allows users to view and interact with generated images more closely. It provides additional options and information about the images, such as the ability to roll, upscale, or remix them.

๐Ÿ’กVary Section

The Vary Section seems to be a part of the Mid Journey website where users can modify or add variety to their image generation prompts. However, in the video, it is mentioned that this feature is not yet available on the website.

๐Ÿ’กDescribe Command

The Describe Command is a feature on the Mid Journey website that allows users to upload an image and receive a description with tags. These tags can be used as prompts for further image generation.

๐Ÿ’กImage Weight

Image Weight is a term related to the influence or importance of an image in the context of image generation. It seems to be a command that can be manually inputted into the prompt to adjust the weight or focus on the image reference.


Permutations refer to the different variations or outcomes that can be generated from a single prompt by using specific commands. In the video, the 'permutations' command is used to create separate generations with different themes like 'cinematic scary,' 'cinematic action,' and 'cinematic comedy'.


Journey's website is now functional with unique features.

To generate on the new MID Journey website, you must have generated 10,000 images previously.

The website allows users to check their statistics on Discord by prompting for 'slin'.

The alpha website (alpha.midjourney.com) is similar to the beta website but with the addition of actual prompting capabilities.

The 'create' tab now includes image generating capabilities.

Images default to a 9x6 aspect ratio, with options to change parameters such as aspect ratios, stylization, and model commands.

The 'standard' or 'raw' mode of image generation provides different outputs.

Users can choose from various models, including versions 1, 4, and 5.

The speed of image generation can be controlled with 'relaxed', 'fast', or 'turbo' settings.

Higher plan users have access to a 'stealth' option.

Generated images can be lightboxed for closer inspection and further actions like rolling, upscaling, and more.

The website includes a thumbnail strip for easy navigation through different generations of images.

The 'vary region' feature is not yet available on the website.

The 'use prompt' button allows users to re-input their prompt for adjustments.

The 'use image' button instantly brings the image into the prompt as a reference.

The 'describe' feature has been overhauled and now includes a search function to learn more about tags.

The 'describe' feature is not connected to the mid Journey language model, so tags do not necessarily reflect the image content.

The 'permutations' command allows for separate generations based on different aspects of a prompt.

The mid Journey website offers a more pleasant user experience compared to Discord.

The mid Journey Alpha website is considered a significant improvement despite some missing features.