6 Essential Midjourney Parameters You Need To Know

Tao Prompts
15 Jun 202309:22

TLDRThis video outlines six essential parameters for enhancing image generation in mid-journey. It covers aspect ratio adjustments for different image sizes, introducing chaos for varied image outputs, separating concepts in prompts for clarity, creating patterns with the tile command, utilizing raw mode for photorealism in version 5.1, and upgrading niji images with built-in styles. These tips are aimed at boosting creativity and achieving the desired outcome in image generation.


  • 📐 Aspect Ratio Adjustment: Use '--AR' followed by width:height to change the dimensions of generated images.
  • 🔄 Variety with Chaos: Add '--chaos' with a value from 0 to 100 to increase the variety of images in the grid.
  • 🔍 Separating Concepts: Use '::' to separate concepts within a prompt for more precise image generation.
  • 🎨 Weighing Concepts: Adjust the importance of concepts with a numerical weight after '::' for varied results.
  • 🌟 Multi-Prompting: Extend the concept separation to more than two elements for diverse image outputs.
  • 🔢 Creating Patterns: Utilize '--tile' to generate tiled patterns from images, enhancing design possibilities.
  • 🖼️ Photorealism with Raw Mode: Activate 'raw mode' in version 5.1 for photorealistic image generation.
  • 🎨 Niji Styles: Experiment with different built-in styles like 'cute', 'expressive', and 'scenic' for anime images.
  • 📱 Screen Ratio Awareness: Check and match the aspect ratio to the specific device or application requirements.
  • 🛠️ Customization Tools: Utilize the provided parameters to customize and enhance the creativity of mid-journey image generation.

Q & A

  • What is the default aspect ratio in mid-journey and what does it signify?

    -The default aspect ratio in mid-journey is one to one, which means the height and width of the generated images will be equal.

  • How can you change the aspect ratio of the images generated in mid-journey?

    -To change the aspect ratio, you need to add '--AR' followed by the desired aspect ratio at the end of your prompts. For example, for a 2:3 aspect ratio, you would type '/imagine The Prompt Q Panda Samurai logo --AR 2:3'.

  • What are the limitations regarding aspect ratios in different versions of mid-journey?

    -Mid-journey version 5 and 5.1 can have any aspect ratio, while version 4 is limited to a maximum of a 2:1 or 1:2 ratio.

  • Which aspect ratios are commonly used for different applications according to the script?

    -The script mentions that 2:3 or 3:2 are commonly used for prints and frames, 5:4 and 4:5 for phones and TV screens, and 16:9 for monitors. For phone screens, it can vary, like the iPhone 14 which has a 19.5:9 ratio.

  • What is the purpose of the 'chaos' parameter in mid-journey and how is it used?

    -The 'chaos' parameter is used to generate a larger variety of images for each prompt. It is used by typing '--chaos' followed by a number between 0 to 100 at the end of your prompt. A smaller number results in less variety.

  • How does the 'chaos' parameter affect the images generated by mid-journey?

    -As the chaos value increases, mid-journey generates a more diverse set of images in the image grid, with elements like different directions, backgrounds, and styles.

  • What is multi-prompting and how can it be used to separate different concepts in a prompt?

    -Multi-prompting is a method to handle separate concepts in a prompt by using the double colon operator '::'. It allows mid-journey to process different parts of the prompt as distinct concepts, leading to more varied image generation.

  • How can you weigh different concepts differently in your mid-journey prompt?

    -You can weigh different concepts by adding the double colon operator '::' followed by a number that represents the importance of that concept. The ratios between the weightings matter, not the absolute numbers.

  • What is the process of creating tiled patterns in mid-journey?

    -To create tiled patterns, you go to the mid-journey Bot Discord Channel, enter a prompt using the '/imagine' command with the '--tile' command at the end, generate the image, upscale it, copy the image, and then use a tool like pychone.com Checker to create and download the tiled pattern as a PNG file.

  • How does mid-journey version 5.1 differ from version 4 in terms of image generation?

    -Mid-journey version 4 generates stylistic and creative images by default, while version 5 generates photorealistic images by default. Version 5.1 reverts to the version 4 aesthetic by generating stylistic and creative images automatically.

  • What is 'raw mode' in mid-journey version 5.1 and how can it be used to generate photorealistic images?

    -Raw mode is a setting in mid-journey version 5.1 specifically designed for photorealism. It can be accessed by typing '/setting' into the prompt, selecting version 5.1, and then selecting raw mode. Alternatively, you can add '--style raw' at the end of your prompt to generate extremely photorealistic images.

  • How can you upgrade the style of niji images in mid-journey version 5?

    -Mid-journey version 5 allows you to upgrade the style of niji images by selecting the niji version 5 setting and adding '--style' followed by the desired style keyword (cute, expressive, scenic) at the end of your prompt.



🖼️ Image Aspect Ratio and Generation Parameters

This paragraph discusses the importance of aspect ratio in image generation, particularly within the 'mid-journey' software. It explains how aspect ratio is defined by two numbers separated by a colon, with the first number representing the width ratio and the second the height ratio. The default aspect ratio is one to one, meaning equal height and width. However, users can alter this by adding '--AR' followed by the desired ratio to their prompts. The paragraph also mentions version-specific limitations and common aspect ratios used for different applications like merchandise, prints, phone and TV screens. Additionally, it introduces the 'chaos' parameter, which when used with a number between 0 to 100, can create a variety of images with more or less variation depending on the value set.


🔄 Enhancing Creativity with Mid-Journey Techniques

The second paragraph delves into advanced techniques for generating images using mid-journey. It starts with the concept of separating different ideas within a prompt using the double colon operator to avoid blending them unintentionally. The paragraph illustrates how weighting different concepts can influence the outcome, with examples of how increasing the weight on one word can dramatically change the image results. It also touches on multi-prompting, which allows for the generation of images based on multiple distinct concepts within a single prompt. Furthermore, the paragraph introduces the method of creating patterns using the tile command and converting them into tiled images with the help of an external tool. Lastly, it briefly mentions the capabilities of mid-journey version 5.1 for generating photorealistic images using a raw mode setting and the customization options available in niji version 5 for creating anime-style images with different styles.



💡Aspect Ratio

Aspect ratio refers to the proportional relationship between the width and height of an image or screen, commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon. In the context of the video, the aspect ratio determines how wide or tall an image will be generated in mid-journey. For instance, an aspect ratio of '2:1' means the image is twice as wide as it is tall. The default aspect ratio is '1:1', which implies equal height and width. The script provides examples of different aspect ratios and their applications, such as '2:3' or '3:2' for prints and frames, and '16:9' for monitors.

💡Chaos Parameter

The chaos parameter is a feature in mid-journey that introduces variability in the images generated for each prompt. It is represented by a number between 0 and 100, where a smaller number results in less variety and a larger number increases the diversity of the image grid. The default value is zero, leading to more uniform images. As the chaos value increases, such as to 50 or 100, the images exhibit greater differences in style, direction, and elements. This parameter is crucial for exploring creative possibilities and enhancing the uniqueness of generated images.


Multi-prompting is a technique used in mid-journey to handle multiple concepts within a single prompt without merging them unintentionally. By using the double colon operator (::), different concepts can be separated, allowing mid-journey to process them independently. For example, the script mentions separating 'hot' and 'dog' to generate images of dogs with fire embers instead of a 'hot dog'. Weights can also be assigned to different concepts to control their importance in the image generation, affecting the final output's emphasis on specific elements.

💡Tiling Patterns

Tiling patterns in mid-journey involve creating a repeating pattern using generated images. The process involves using the 'tile' command in the prompt to instruct mid-journey to create a pattern. After generating and upscaling the image, it can be copied and pasted into a pattern generator tool like pychone.com to create a seamless, scalable pattern. The script illustrates this by creating a goldfish theme pattern, demonstrating how to adjust the scale and download the pattern as a PNG file.


Photorealism in mid-journey refers to the generation of images that closely resemble real-life photographs. The script explains that version 5 of mid-journey introduced photorealistic images by default, while version 5.1 reverted to more stylistic and creative images. To achieve photorealism in version 5.1, the 'raw mode' setting can be used. This mode, when activated with the '--style raw' parameter, generates highly realistic images, as demonstrated in the video with the prompt for a water ninja with shark armor.

💡Niji Images

Niji images are anime-style images generated by mid-journey's niji version 5. The script notes that while these images are impressive, they often follow a generic modern anime style with under-saturated colors. To add variety, niji version 5 includes additional styles such as 'cute', 'expressive', and 'scenic'. These styles can be accessed by adding the '--style' parameter followed by the desired style keyword in the prompt. The 'expressive' style, for example, results in a more mature and Western feel, while the 'cute' style produces playful cartoon images.


Mid-Journey is the context within which all the discussed parameters and features operate. It appears to be a platform or software that enables users to generate images based on textual prompts. The video script describes various parameters and techniques specific to mid-journey, such as aspect ratio, chaos, multi-prompting, tiling patterns, photorealism, and niji styles, which are used to customize and enhance the image generation process.

💡Image Generation

Image generation is the core process that the video is centered around, where textual prompts are used to create visual content. The script discusses several parameters and techniques to control and diversify the image generation process in mid-journey, such as aspect ratio adjustments, chaos for variability, multi-prompting for concept separation, tiling for patterns, photorealism for realistic images, and different styles for niji images.


Upscaling in the context of the video refers to the process of increasing the resolution or size of an image without losing quality. After generating an image in mid-journey, the 'U' button can be used to upscale the image to a higher resolution. This is particularly useful when creating tiling patterns, as demonstrated in the script, where an upscaled image is used to generate a high-resolution pattern.

💡Discord Channel

The Discord channel is mentioned as the platform where users can interact with the mid-journey bot to generate images. It suggests that users need to visit the mid-journey Bot Discord channel, select their desired settings, and then use commands like 'slash imagine' to initiate the image generation process. This indicates that the bot operates within the Discord environment, providing a specific avenue for users to engage with mid-journey's features.


Settings in the video script refer to the configuration options available within mid-journey that users can adjust to customize their image generation experience. These settings can include aspects like aspect ratio, chaos level, and style selection. The script mentions accessing settings through commands like 'slash settings' to select features such as raw mode for photorealistic images or different styles for niji images.


Changing the aspect ratio can alter the height and width of generated images.

Aspect ratio is defined by two numbers separated by a colon, representing width and height ratios.

A 2:1 aspect ratio means the image is twice as wide as it is tall.

The default aspect ratio in mid-journey is 1:1, making height and width equal.

Use '--AR' followed by the aspect ratio to change it in prompts.

Different aspect ratios are suitable for various applications like merchandise, prints, phone screens, and monitors.

Adding variety to image generation can be achieved using the 'chaos' parameter.

The 'chaos' parameter ranges from 0 to 100, with lower numbers producing less variety.

Increasing the 'chaos' value results in a wider variety of images.

Multi-prompting helps separate different concepts in a prompt for clearer image generation.

Use the double colon operator '::' to separate concepts within a prompt.

Concepts can be weighted differently to influence the image generation process.

Creating tiled patterns in mid-journey is straightforward and can be upscaled for use.

Photorealistic images can be generated using raw mode in mid-journey version 5.1.

Mid-journey version 5.1 reverts to stylistic and creative images by default, unlike version 5.

Using '--style raw' in prompts with version 5.1 generates photorealistic images.

Mid-journey's niji version 5 offers additional styles such as cute, expressive, and scenic.

Different styles can be applied to niji images by using '--style' followed by the desired style keyword.

The expressive style in niji version 5 gives a more mature and Western feel to the images.