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    Article summary

    The --quality or --q parameter changes how much time is spent generating an image. Higher-quality settings take longer to process and produce more details. Higher values also mean more GPU minutes are used per job. The quality setting does not impact resolution.

    The default --quality value is 1.
    --quality only accepts the values: .25, .5, and 1 for the current model. Larger values are rounded down to 1.
    --quality only influences the initial image generation.


    The Influence of Quality on Jobs

    Higher --quality settings aren't always better. Sometimes a lower --quality settings can produce better results—depending on the image you're trying to create. Lower --quality settings might be best for a gestural abstract look. Higher --quality values may improve the look of architectural images that benefit from many details. Choose the setting that best matches the image you're hoping to create.

    Version Quality Compatibility

    Model VersionQuality .25Quality .5Quality 1
    Version 6
    Version 5.2
    niji 5



    Quality Comparison

    Prompt example: /imagine prompt intricate woodcut of a peony --q .25

    --quality .25
    Example of Midjourney image generated with a quality setting of .25 and the prompt: intricate woodcut of a peony

    quickest results, least detailed results

    4× faster and ¼ the GPU minutes.
    --quality .5
    Example of Midjourney image generated with a quality setting of .5 and the prompt: intricate woodcut of a peony

    less detailed results

    2× faster and ½ the GPU minutes.
    --quality 1
    Example of Midjourney image generated with a quality setting of 1 and the prompt: intricate woodcut of a peony

    the default setting



    How to Use the Quality Parameter

    Use the --quality or --q Parameter

    Add --quality <value> or --q <value> to the end of your prompt.

    Animated Gif showing how the Midjourney quality parameter is typed