NightCafe Creator gives you five credits daily — you need to claim those via email — and you can earn credits through certain actions, like participating in community votes or publishing your image to the community. The NightCafe service works on a credit system. The Pro beginner plan with 100 credits starts at $6 a month, or you can buy pay-as-you-go credit packs. Both approaches provide credits for more advanced generations that use other AI algorithms, including Stable Diffusion XL, Dall-E 2, CLIP-Guided Diffusion, VQGAN+CLIP, and Neural Style Transfer. However, only the subscription gives access to Pro features like early access to new models and no ads.
When you first get to NightCafe’s site, you can start your AI art journey immediately from the home page. Still, it’s better to sign up first — this way, you get access to more art styles. To use the service, you have to sign up with Google, Facebook, or an email. This is one of the more full-featured AI art generators we found, with advanced generation options including resolution and aspect ratio, plus the ability to evolve, duplicate, publish, share, or download your images. The baseline image download is 1.0 megapixels while generating at a higher resolution costs more credits.
NightCafe has active communities on its site and on Discord, Facebook, and Reddit. Within the service, members share and discuss images through chat rooms, or you can create a chat room to discuss and make art with others. The published images with the most likes are showcased daily on the home page, and the site has art challenges you can participate in to hone your creation skills.