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Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to use Midjourney bot commands in Discord!

If you’re new to the AI phenomenon, Midjourney is an AI-powered art generator that is revolutionising the digital world. Whether you’re a professional artist or a beginner, Midjourney offers a range of basic and advanced features to customise your artistic creations. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to use Midjourney bot commands in Discord, from getting started to utilising advanced commands and settings. So, let’s dive in and unlock the full potential of your Midjourney experience.


I have been using Midjourney, an incredible AI art generator (that you may or may not have heard of yet), for nearly six months now and I must say that my experience with it has been nothing short of impressive. With a robustness comparable to DALL-E or other versions of Stable Diffusion, I was stoked to learn that it was available in an open beta and allowed for commercial use of the generated images. Since then, Midjourney has made significant strides with the release of versions 3 and 4, most recently, version 5 – all of which have entirely exceeded my expectations on what AI was/is capable of.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking to up your Midjourney game. Thankfully, using this AI art generator on Discord is a breeze once it’s up and running. All it takes is typing in a basic text command, waiting up to a minute, and presto – you’ll have a unique, AI-generated artwork at your fingertips.

But did you know that Midjourney offers a host of additional functions that many users often overlook? In this article, we’ll delve into each and every command and function available in Midjourney to Discord, and we’ll make sure to keep it up-to-date as new features are released. But first, let’s have a look at Midjourney’s journey so far…

Midjourney Version History to Date

Midjourney is dedicated to consistently enhancing the efficiency, coherency, and quality of its AI models. The default model is the most up-to-date, but there are several other model versions available for use by specifying the --version or --v parameter, or through the /settings command by selecting a preferred model version. It’s important to note that each model excels at producing different types of images, so selecting the appropriate model can have a significant impact on the final output.

--version accepts the values 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
--version can be abbreviated --v

Image Prompt: high contrast surreal collage –v 5
Image Prompt: black & white illustration of a skull made out of an old pirates map, oceanic themes –v 5

How to Use Midjourney Bot Commands in Discord

Assuming that you have already configured Midjourney within Discord, this guide will provide an overview of the different features and commands available for interacting with Midjourney’s AI image-generating software and teach you how to use bot commands in Midjourney to help you generate better results. Let us proceed.

How do I use the “/imagine” command in the Midjourney bot?

In Discord, head across to the Midjourney bot and select any of the “newbie” channels. In the Discord message area, enter /imagine in the text box and hit the spacebar once or twice until a small pop-up labeled “prompt” appears. At this point, you can input any desired text to generate your desired image. After entering the text, hit “enter” and wait for the software to compile the output.

What does the 🔄 refresh button do in the Midjourney bot?

By clicking the refresh button (🔄), you can re-run a submission and generate a different result each time. The degree of variation in the output is largely dependent on the specific settings used. Additionally, clicking the refresh button multiple times will initiate separate jobs.

Essentially, the refresh button allows for easy iteration and experimentation with different image outputs.

What does the the “U1” button do in the Midjourney bot?

Once you’ve generated an image using Midjourney’s AI, you’ll notice a series of options labeled U1, U2, U3, and U4. In this context, the “U” represents “upscale,” while the corresponding number denotes which image to select. As Midjourney’s default setting involves creating four images per job or prompt, the numbering system follows the sequence of their respective positions.

The images are in a 2×2 format and the numbering works like this:

Image Prompt: vinatge dodge challenger black in a neo tokyo street race –v 5

So if you were to select U4 for example, the corresponding image would be upscaled. Upscaling involves generating a higher resolution version of the original image, with the resulting output often being two to four times as detailed depending on which version you’ve been using.

What does the the “V1” button do in the Midjourney bot?

Similar to the U1, U2, U3 and U4 buttons, the V1, V2, V3, and V4 options also correspond to their specific image within the generated set (as shown in the image above).

In this case however, the “V” stands for “variations,” allowing for the manipulation of images to closely resemble a particular selection. As Midjourney generates four images by default, it’s possible that only one may be visually appealing but not yet perfect. This is where the V1 to V4 buttons come in handy, enabling the reiteration of a particular image until the desired output is achieved.

To illustrate the output of one of the “V” buttons on the example above, here is the output when I clicked “V4”:

Image Prompt: V4

What does “/info” do in Midjourney?

Using the /info command in Discord in the Midjourney bot shows your account information in a list as follows:

  • Subscription — your subscription status; which services you pay for, if it’s active or not, and when the account was renewed.
  • Which job mode you’re using — You can choose fast (for faster images obviously) or relaxed, which doesn’t use up all your “Fast Time”.
  • Fast Time Remaining — how much “Fast Time” you have left on the current month’s subscription cycle.
  • Visibility Mode — if you don’t pay extra to have Private mode engaged on Midjourney, all of your images are viewable to the public.
  • Lifetime Usage — How many images and hours of computing time you’ve made since the beginning of the account.
  • Relaxed Usage — How many images and hours of computing time you’ve used in relaxed mode. Note, if you’re in relax mode, you can’t use the “Upscale to Max” function
  • Metered Usage — If you’ve run out of Fast Time and elect to continue using them within a single billing cycle, the additional images and hours of computing time you’ve paid for appear here.
  • Queued Jobs — You can only queue up 7 additional jobs at any given point, giving a total limit of 10 jobs entered before you have to wait to run more, it will show you how many jobs you have remaining here after the original 3 “running jobs”.
  • Running Jobs — You can have up to 3 jobs running at any given time (3 commands entered) with 7 queued jobs after that.

What does “/invite” do in Midjourney?

/invite generates an invitation link that is sent to your DM folder. You can then share this link with friends or colleagues to invite them to the server. Plus, you’ll receive some free computing time to use on Midjourney.

What does “/help” do in Midjourney?

/help brings up a list of resources created by the Midjourney team to help you navigate the software.

What does “/subscribe” do in Midjourney?

/subscribe Directs you to Midjourney’s subscription page. There, you can select from a range of membership options, including Basic for $10/month, Standard for $30/month, and Corporate for $600/year, among others.

What do “/fast” and “/relax” mean in Midjourney?

/fast and /relax: Fast mode is the default setting for new users. It enables quicker image and job creation than relax mode, which can be limited according to your subscription plan. If you run out of fast mode usage, you can opt to pay for incremental usage or switch to relax mode. Note that “upscale to max” is not available in relax mode.

Image Prompt: beautiful woman jungle setting native tribal headress

What does “/show” do in Midjourney?

If you type in /show followed by the Job ID of any previous work, it will bring up the image for you to view again, along with the variation buttons.

What does “/private” and “/public” do in Midjourney?

/private and /public: These commands toggle between private and public modes for your generated images. Private mode restricts access to only you and any Midjourney employees, while public mode allows anyone using the Midjourney gallery to view your images.

What do “–h” and “–w” do in Midjourney?

To customise the height and width of your generated images in Midjourney, you can use the --h and --w functions followed by your desired image size values.

Keep in mind that these values should be in multiples of 64, as recommended by Midjourney: 64, 128, 192, 256, 320, 384, 448, 512, 576, 640, 704, 768, 832, 896, 960, and 1024.

If you try to input a value higher than 1024, an error will occur. However, it is advisable to use the --ar function instead of directly setting the height and width.

What does the “–ar” command do in Midjourney?

The --ar command stands for “asper ratio”. To specify your image output to be in a 16:9 astect ratio for example, you would append --ar 16:9 to the end of your image description. For example:

/imagine neon cat --ar 16:9

What does the “–seed” command do in Midjourney?

The --seed function is a nifty way to maintain consistency in your generated images. When you run a prompt with the --seed function, it designates that generation as a special one. Subsequently, if you run another prompt and input the same --seed number, it will use the same “noise” to generate a new image that’s quite similar to the original.

To give you an idea, you could input something like:

/imagine neon cat --seed 1234

So when a prompt is run that ends with --seed, it marks the output as a special generation. Subsequently, running another prompt and entering the same seed number will use the same “noise” that was used to create the original image, resulting in another image that is very similar to the original.

Please note that the seed numbers must be whole numbers and between 0 and 4294967295. Although every image generates a seed, if the value is not specified, it is random and not visible. To view the seed value, users can click on the envelope emoji (✉️) button to receive the values in their direct message folder.

Similarly, the --seed function works in the same way, but it applies the same seed to all four images generated in the grid.

What does the “–no” command do in Midjourney?

If you want to exclude specific content from your generated image in Midjourney, you can use the --no function at the end of your prompt. This is known as negative prompting and is similar to using similar commands in Google search.

For instance, if you add --no frogs to the prompt “Imagine a beautiful pond,” it will attempt to minimise or remove any images of frogs from the output. However, this method can be temperamental, and I’ve discovered it isn’t always as effective as I would like.

What does the “–iw” command do in Midjourney?

you can use the --iw command to adjust the “image weight” of your generated image in relation to the text.

By default, the image weight is set to 0.25. Increasing the --iw value will make the generated image closer to the original image you uploaded, while decreasing it will give more weight to the new text prompt.

What does the “stylize” button do in Midjourney?

The --stylize function modifies the style and creativity of the generated images. You can also choose to make these changes automatic in the /settings function, which includes options such as --style low. You can utilise --s, a shorter version of the command too.

The numbers must be between 625 and 60000, with the default of 2500. Using the full 60,000 number can result in some random and unexpected images and can be fun to try out.

What does the “–quality” command do in Midjourney?

If you want to control how much computing time is spent on creating your image, you can use the --quality function in Midjourney. You can also use a shortcut for this function, which is --q. The values you can use for this function are 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, and 5, with the default being 1.

For example, if you use the comma--q 0.25, your image will be rougher but it will be created four times faster and with less computing power. So, if you’re looking to save time and money, try adjusting the quality setting.

What does the “–chaos” command do?

By adding the --chaos function followed by a number from 0 to 100 in Midjourney, you can adjust the level of unpredictability in your image output. Smaller numbers tend to result in more conventional images, while larger values lead to increasingly eccentric and unconventional outcomes, based on your prompt input.

What does the “–stop” command do in Midjourney?

If you need to stop a job while it’s still processing, you can use the --stop function followed by a number between 10 and 100, indicating the percentage of completion at which you want the job to stop.

What does the “–video” function do in Midjourney?

By using the --video function in Midjourney, you can receive a mini progress video of your image creation process in your DM folder. It’s important to note that you need to react with the envelope emoji (✉️) button to get the link to the video. However, this function is not yet available for upscaled images.

I hope this information enables you to enjoy and produce better graphics on Midjourney. If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to share this page, like us on Facebook and if you subscribe to our newsletter, you can get high quality content like this delivered to your inbox every month.

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