How to use Midjourney (to generate AI-powered images)

Midjourney homepage


Midjourney is without doubts one of the best images generator powered by AI, but currently its interface is a little bit of a mess; up to the point that people like me need to write tutorials on how to use it.

Fortunately for you, I’ll go straight to the point so you can start generating images with it in less than a minute.

Let’s go.



  1. Go to Midjourney.
  2. Join the beta (you’ll need a Discord account. If you don’t have one, don’t give up here; it’ll take you seconds to register).
  3. Look for the newbies chats on the left hand side (any of them will work).
  4. Once you get in one of them, you only have to type /imagine followed by anything you want the AI to generate. (*) The quality of the results will depend on the quality of your description.

    How to use Midjourney


  5. Wait for Midjourney to generate your image (it’ll be posted in the same chat in less than 60 seconds).
  6. Below the 4 images generated for your description, you’ll see the U1, U2, U3, U4 and V1, V2, V3, V4 buttons. What are they for? To generate full-size images of the one you liked better (U) or to create similar versions of one of the four images (V). (*) Example: if I liked the upper-right image, I’d click on U2 to have a full-size pic of that image. Or I’d click V2 to have 4 more related versions of that pic.
  7. I don’t think it needs an explanation, but you can save any of these images in both desktop (clicking on the image + right-clicking –> Save image) and mobile (clicking on the image + holding your finger on it –> Save image).


How to use Midjourney

This is how the Midjourney interface looks. Click on the image to see full size.




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  1. I’m on MacOS 13 on an M1 MacBook Air, on Discord through the Safari browser. I can upload a photo to be “corrected” but I can’t get its short-name address by right-clicking, even after I open it. What am I missing?

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