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    Legacy Quality

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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.

    Read about the influence of the quality parameter on the latest Midjourney Models here

    The default --quality value is 1. Higher values use more of your subscription's GPU minutes.
    --quality accepts the values: .25, .5, and 1 for the default model. Larger values will be rounded down to 1.
    --quality only influences the initial image generation.
    --quality works with Model Versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and niji.

    Quality Settings

    Higher --quality settings aren't always better. Sometimes a lower --quality settings can produce better resultsβ€”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 kind of image you're hoping to create.

    Prompt example: /imagine prompt woodcut birch forest --q .25

    Version 4

    --quality .25
    Example of Midjourney image generated with a quality setting of .25

    quickest results, least detailed results

    4Γ— faster and ΒΌ the GPU minutes.
    --quality .5

    Example of Midjourney image generated with a quality setting of .5

    πŸ”₯ Half Quality

    Less detailed results

    2Γ— faster and Β½ the GPU minutes.
    --quality 1
    Example of Midjourney image generated with a quality setting of 1
    πŸ”₯ Base Quality

    The default setting

    Well balanced between detail and speed

    Version Quality Compatibility

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    No current Midjourney Model Version supports --q 2!

    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