In the realm of AI image generation, Midjourney stands out as a powerful tool known for its exceptional image creation capabilities. However, by default, the images generated on Midjourney are publicly accessible, which can pose privacy concerns for users engaged in private projects. The good news is that there’s a solution: Stealth Mode, a premium feature that allows users to keep their generated images hidden from the public. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of using Midjourney privately with a focus on Stealth Mode, while addressing common questions and concerns.
What is Stealth Mode?
By default, any images you generate using Midjourney are set to public visibility. This means that even if you create images within a private Discord server or via direct messages, they can be viewed in your Midjourney gallery, which is accessible to the public. Stealth Mode is a premium feature that offers a solution to this issue. It allows you to hide your images from the public gallery, granting you the privacy you need for your creative projects. However, it’s essential to note that Stealth Mode is exclusively available to users with the ‘Pro’ subscription, the highest tier plan offered by Midjourney. This plan costs $60 per month when billed monthly or $48 per month when billed annually.
How to Use Stealth Mode?
- Check Your Visibility Mode: You can determine your current visibility mode at any time using the /info command in Discord. If your visibility mode is set to public, your generated images will be visible to everyone.
- Activate Stealth Mode: To switch to Stealth Mode, simply type the /stealth command in any Discord channel where you can use the Midjourney bot. This command will change your visibility mode to Stealth Mode.
- Reverting to Public Mode: If you ever wish to make your images public again, you can do so by using the /public command.
- Download Your Images: It’s important to remember that images generated in Stealth Mode are not visible in your Midjourney gallery. Therefore, make sure to download the images immediately, as you won’t be able to access them from the gallery at a later time.
Choosing the Right Environment
Where you choose to generate your images on Discord also plays a crucial role in maintaining your privacy. If you generate images in newcomer or general channels of the Midjourney Discord server while in Stealth Mode, keep in mind that although the images won’t appear in your Midjourney gallery, they will still be visible to anyone in the Discord channels. To ensure complete privacy, it’s advisable to generate images in your direct messages or a private server where you don’t mind other members seeing the images.
Managing Your Gallery
One key point to remember is that only the images you create while Stealth Mode is active remain unavailable in your Midjourney gallery. Any images generated before activating Stealth Mode will still be visible in your gallery. Unfortunately, Midjourney doesn’t provide an option to simply hide or unpublish images in the gallery. If you wish to remove any images from your gallery, the only option is to delete them. However, it’s essential to note that this action is permanent and irreversible.
How to Delete a Midjourney Image?
Currently, there’s no direct way to delete an image from the Midjourney gallery. You can only delete images from Discord. Here’s how you can do it:
- Go to the image you want to delete in Discord and hover over it.
- Click the ‘Reaction’ button.
- React to the image with the ‘X’ emoji (❌).
The image will be deleted both from Discord and your Midjourney gallery.
Retrieving Deleted Images
If you generated an image in the general or newcomer channel and want to find and delete it after some time has passed, follow these steps:
- Go to your Midjourney gallery and obtain the job ID for the image you want to find and delete.
- Return to the Discord channel where you generated the images.
- Type the /show command and press Enter.
- Enter the job ID in the space provided and press ‘Enter.’
The /show command will bring up the job view, where you can react with the ❌ emoji to delete the image.
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Can I use Stealth Mode without a ‘Pro’ subscription?
Stealth Mode is exclusively available to ‘Pro’ subscribers. To use Stealth Mode and maintain your privacy, you’ll need to upgrade to the ‘Pro’ plan.
Can I unhide or republish images in my Midjourney gallery?
No, Midjourney currently does not offer an option to unhide or republish images in your gallery. The only way to remove them from your gallery is to delete them, which is a permanent action.
How can I ensure complete privacy when generating images on Discord?
To ensure complete privacy, it’s best to generate images in your direct messages or within a private server where you don’t mind other members seeing the images, as images generated in Stealth Mode within the general channels of the Midjourney Discord server can still be viewed by other members.
Midjourney’s Stealth Mode provides a solution for users who need to maintain privacy while using this powerful AI image generation tool. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can keep your creations hidden from the public eye, safeguarding your private projects and creative endeavors. Remember to download your images generated in Stealth Mode promptly and exercise caution when generating images in shared Discord channels. While Midjourney may not offer the option to hide or republish images, this guide empowers you with the knowledge you need to use Midjourney privately, granting you complete control over your creative output.