Are you looking to dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

If so, then this article is for you!

In this article, we will explore the concept of commands and parameters and their usage in Midjourney.

We will go over easy-to-view tables that will contain all the Midjourney commands!

Midjourney Commands List: Everything to Know (+ Parameters)

So whether you're just beginning to learn about AI or are already well-versed in Midjourney, read through this article until the end for all the tips and tricks!

Midjourney Commands vs. Parameters vs. Advanced prompts: The difference

Before we begin, it's important to know that not all Midjourney options are called commands. Some are called parameters or advanced prompts.

Here's the breakdown:

  • Commands. These actions tell Midjourney what to do, such as generating an image or changing to Stealth Mode. They start with a forward slash (/).
  • Parameters. These act as modifiers for commands, providing specific details on how the command should be executed. They are often used to customize the output of an image — for example, an image's Aspect Ratios and switching between Midjourney Versions.
  • Advanced prompts. These allow for even more precise control over the output, such as adjusting color balance or adding a watermark.

Now that we better understand the terminology, let's first dive into the list of Midjourney commands!

Midjourney Commands: An Overview

Here's an easy-to-view overview of all the Midjourney commands that are currently live:

CommandExplanation
/blendThis one helps you blend two images together.
/describeWrites four example prompts based on an image you upload.
/imagineThe main command to know; you can generate an image with this command.
/prefer optionCreate or manage a custom option.
/prefer option listView your current custom options.
/prefer suffixSpecify a suffix to add to the end of every prompt.
/prefer variabilitySwitch effortlessly between High and Low variations when using the V1, V2, V3, and V4 buttons located below the image grid.
/publicSwitch to Public Mode (for Pro & Mega plan subscribers).
/remixThis one helps you toggle Remix Mode. (More about that below)
/settingsWith this one, you can easily adjust all the Midjourney Bot settings.
/shortenSimply submit a long prompt, and you will receive suggestions on how to shorten it.
/showUse an image's Job ID to regenerate the Job.
/stealthSwitch to Stealth Mode. (for Pro & Mega plan subscribers).
/tuneCreate a Style Tuner using your prompt. With the Style Tuner, you can design your own unique Midjourney style and tailor the appearance of your Jobs.

Here's how to change your mode from Fast Mode (by default, images are generated using Fast Mode) to others:

CommandExplanation
/fastSwitching to Fast Mode.
/relaxSwitching to Relax Mode.
/turboSwitching to Turbo Mode.

And here are some extra commands that you can use that are not related to creating images with Midjourney:

CommandExplanation
/askThis one helps you get an answer to a question.
/daily_themeToggle notification pings for the #daily-theme channel update.
/docsQuickly generate a link to topics covered in this user guide (use in the official Midjourney Discord server).
/faqQuickly generate a link to popular prompt craft channel FAQs (use in the official Midjourney Discord server).
/helpShows helpful basic information and tips about the Midjourney Bot.
/infoView information about your account and any queued or running jobs.
/subscribeGenerate a personal link for your account page to subscribe to Midjourney.

For more information about Midjourney's commands, check out this doc here.

Midjourney Parameters: An Overview

Now that you have seen all the Midjourney commands, let's go over all the parameters that you can use.

Keep in mind that they are always added to the end of a prompt. You can add multiple parameters to each prompt.

Parameter NameParameterExampleExplanation
Aspect Ratios--aspect
--ar
--ar 16:9This one helps you change the aspect ratio of a generation.
Chaos--chaos <number 0-100>--chaos 100Change how varied the results will be. Higher values produce more unusual and unexpected generations.
Fast--fastN/AHelps you override your current setting and run a single job using Fast Mode. (And then it goes back to your current settings again)
Image Weight--iw <0–2>--iw 2Sets image prompt weight relative to text weight.

The default value is 1.
Negative Prompting--no--no books
This one would try to remove books from the image.
Don't want certain things in your image? Remove them with negative prompting.
Quality--quality <.25, .5, or 1>
--q <.25, .5, or 1>
--q .5How much rendering quality time do you want to spend? Higher values use more GPU minutes; lower values use less.

The default value is 1.
Random--style randomN/AAdd a random 32 base styles Style Tuner code to your prompt.

You can also use --style random-16, --style random-64, or --style random-128 to use random results from other lengths of Style Tuners.
Relax--relaxN/AOverride your current setting and run a single job using Relax Mode. (Same as with the Fast parameter)
Repeat--repeat <1–40>
--r <1–40>
--r 3Create multiple Jobs from a single prompt. It's useful for quickly rerunning a job multiple times.
Seed--seed <integer between 0–4294967295>N/AMore information about using the seed parameter is here.
Stop--stop <integer between 10-100>--stop 65Use the stop parameter to finish a Job partway through the process. Stopping a Job at an earlier percentage can create blurrier, less detailed results.
Style--style <raw>
Switch between versions of the Midjourney Model Version 5.1 and 5.2.

--style <4a, 4b, or 4c>
Switch between versions of the Midjourney Model Version 4.

--style <cute, expressive, original, or scenic>
Switch between versions of the Niji Model Version 5.
Adding a style parameter can help you create more photo-realistic images, cinematic scenes, or cuter characters.

Use the /tune command to create a Style Tuner and generate custom style codes.
Stylize--stylize <number>
--s <number>
--s 50This influences how strongly Midjourney's default aesthetic style is applied to Jobs.

The default value is 100.
Tile--tileN/AThis generates images that can be used as repeating tiles to create seamless patterns.
Turbo--turboN/AOverride your current setting and run a single job using Relax Mode. (Same as with the Fast parameter)
Weird--weird <number 0-3000>
--w <number 0-3000>
--w 500Explore unusual aesthetics. Keep in mind that it's an experimental parameter.

Here's how to change the Midjourney Model version with a parameter:

Parameter NameParameterExampleExplanation
Niji--niji <4, or 5>--niji 5An alternative model focused on anime-style images.
Version--version <1, 2, 3, 4, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, or 6>
--v <1, 2, 3, 4, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, or 6>
--v 6Use a different version of the Midjourney algorithm.

For more information about Midjourney's parameters, like when you can use legacy parameters, check out this doc here.

Advanced Prompts: An Overview

Lastly, let's take a look at the advanced prompts that you can use in Midjourney:

Advanced Prompt | Explanation

Advanced PromptExampleExplanation
Image PromptsYou can find Image Prompt examples hereYou can use images as part of a prompt to influence a Job's composition, style, and colors.

Image prompts can be used alone or with text prompts — experiment with combining images with different styles for the most exciting results.
Multi PromptsYou can find Multi Prompt examples hereThe Midjourney Bot can blend multiple concepts using :: as a separator.

Using a multi-prompt allows you to assign relative importance to the concept in the prompt, helping you control how they are blended together.
Permutation PromptsYou can find Permutation Prompts examples herePermutation Prompts allow you to quickly generate variations of a Prompt with a single /imagine command.

By including lists of options separated with commas , within curly braces {} in your prompt, you can create multiple versions of a prompt with different combinations of those options.
Remix ModeYou can find Remix Mode examples hereUse Remix Mode to change prompts, parameters, model versions, or aspect ratios between variations. Remix will take the general composition of your starting image and use it as part of the new Job.

Remixing can help change the setting or lighting of an image, evolve a subject, or achieve tricky compositions.
Zoom OutYou can find Zoom Out examples hereThis option allows you to extend the canvas of an upscaled image beyond its original boundaries without changing the content of the original image.

The newly expanded canvas will be filled in using guidance from the prompt and the original image.

FAQs about Midjourney Commands

Before we close off this article, let’s quickly go over a few key questions people have when they start researching how to use Midjourney.

Who knows, maybe this will answer one of the questions you had as well!

What is the difference between Midjourney commands and parameters?

Commands tell what Midjourney should do, while parameters act as modifiers to provide specific details on how the command is executed. Think of it like a recipe — the command is the main ingredient, and the parameters are the spices and seasoning.

How to give a command in Midjourney

You can give Midjourney commands by entering a forward slash (/) followed by the command word. One example is /imagine.

What does the U and V mean in Midjourney?

U means 'Upscale', and V means 'Variation'. A Midjourney grid has four images; if you see an image you like, you can press the 'U' with the number of that image (the numbers are counted clockwise from the left top).

Press the' V' button if you want a new variation of that specific image.

Conclusion

That's it! You now have a comprehensive understanding of all the commands, parameters, and advanced prompts in Midjourney.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations and settings to see what works best for you.

And don't forget to save this article for later as your personal Midjourney cheatsheet.

We hope this article has been helpful in your journey towards mastering Midjourney's AI image generation tool. Stay curious and continue learning. Happy creating!

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