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Added: Jun 13, 2023

Playground AI Review: Our Insider Tips and Verdict [2023]

Playground AI is a free, online AI image creator with a range of features and a library of AI-generated images to help you create stunning visuals quickly and easily.

What does Playground AI do?

PlaygroundAI’s free AI image generation tool lets you write a prompt and have an image created from it. You can select from some of the best image generation models on the market, like Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2. Most usefully, you can specify lots of options, including what the image size should be, which details should be excluded and even share an inspirational drawing or image.

Using the platform is straight forward enough: Add your prompt on the left-most column, tweak the details on the right-most column, and your image will be generated by the AI in the centre column.

Playground requires a signup to use the platform, but you can create a staggering 1,000 images per day and even use them commercially entirely for free. Pricing starts at $15/month if you want faster image generation, bigger images or to remove limits on quality and detail. There’s also a $10/month addon option if you want to use the DALL-E 2 model, although frankly I prefer the quality of output from Stable Diffusion, so I wouldn’t recommend paying for this addon.

Playground has a slightly more complicated editor called Canvas, which lets you go beyond just prompting an image: you can edit items out of the image, work on multiple images at onn a canvas and even give editing instructions straight to the AI. This is powerful enough to be a standalone platform, and made even better by the ability to do real-time collaboration on image editing with your friends and colleagues.

We Love:

  • Great, easy to use UI
  • Incredibly generous pricing
  • Support for multiple models

We Hate:

  • Image generation from Stable Diffusion isn’t as good as Midjourney
  • Have to pay for DALL-E 2 image generation


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It’s scary how close this was to my mind’s eye
It’s scary how close this was to my mind’s eye
The Canvas Image editor.
The Canvas Image editor.
Using a recipe - Photorealistic output!
Using a recipe - Photorealistic output!

Our Verdict on Playground AI

This is my favourite platform to use for generating images with AI. I find it easier to use than Midjourney offerings, although MidJourney does have superior image generation to Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2, in my opinion. It’s hard to argue with Playground’s cost, given the insanely-generous free tier. I highly recommend this platform!


  • MidJourney - The other big name in AI image generation, MidJourney arguably produces the best results, although it’s nowhere near as easy to use as Playground
  • DreamStudio - StabilityAI, the company behind Stability Diffusion, provide their own online interface for AI image generation. Personally, I find Playground easier to use, but I do like that DreamStudio is available as a mobile app


  • Create AI-generated images for free with Playground AI
  • Generate art, social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos, and more
  • Easily customize images with a wide range of tools and options
  • Share images with friends or colleagues with a single click
  • Quickly access a library of AI-generated images for inspiration


  • Generate and customize images with just a prompt
  • Use DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion and Playground’s own generation model
  • AI image editing with your instructions
  • Generate images in collaboration with your friends using Playground’s real-time canvas

Insider Tips

  • I wrote this review just before lunch, so I played around with creating food images.
  • One trick I’ve found is that using a recipe as your prompt is a great way to produce food images.
  • They tend to be very photorealistic too!
  • PlaygroundAI have a great Youtube channel showing you how to get the best out their image generation platform.
  • Take a look if you’re struggling to achieve the look you want.

Playground AI Pricing

Unlock limitless dimensions for all your images with the small upgrade to paid feature!

Has Free Tier

Public Pricing

Enterprise Plan

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*Last Updated: Nov 04, 2023


Limited Features

1000 images daily

Use images commercially

Pro monthly



0% off with Annual plan

2000 images per day

No limit dimensions

Pro annual



20% off with Annual

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About this Review

Reviewed By
Lydia Melvin
Lydia Melvin
Content Producer

Lydia Melvin is a Content Producer focused on tech reviews and interviews.

Nile Frater
Nile Frater
Editor in Chief

Nile Frater is an entrepreneur and seasoned tool reviewer based in Scotland.

About the Author
How We Test
  1. We verified that Playground AI and its team are real
  2. We signed up to Playground AI
  3. We generated several images through Playground and verified the pricing
  4. We tried the same images on some of Playground’s competitors like Midjourney and DreamStudio
  5. We reviewed each tool on the basis of its Simplicity, Authenticity, Affordability and Competency
Our Methodology
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