How to Use Seed in Midjourney to Avoid Random Results

Assume that the description of this image is as follows – ‘/imagine a white dog in a park’ followed by this response. When you repeat the prompt, the generated images are not identical. The culprit? Midjourney’s built-in randomness.

Many artists and creators operating within the creative territory of Midjourney are confronted with similar problematic situations – ensuring uniformity in the results generated. Yet, that very randomness contained within Midjourney is at times an obstacle to establishing that desired orderliness. 

But fear not! There’s a simple solution: Utilizing seeds in Midjourney.

Seeds in Midjourney

The Midjourney bot employs a seed number to initiate the creation of a visual noise field resembling television static, serving as the foundational basis for generating initial image grids.

These seed numbers are randomly generated for each image but can also be customized using the –seed parameter. When you employ the same seed number and prompt, you can expect to obtain comparable final images.”

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Screenshot of Midjourney Bot Showing Image Job ID & Seed Value

The Role of Seeds in Midjourney

Seed is a figure referring to controlled randomness as used in the midjourney image generation procedure. In the case of each Midjourney’s seed value chosen randomly, it affects also the pattern of noise applied for the creation of the picture.

However, seeds are not entirely about randomness. They’re your ticket to consistency. Without specifying a seed value, it becomes almost impossible for your creations to preserve consistency in their standards across several runs.

How to Use Seeds in Midjourney: A Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s walk through the process of using seeds in Midjourney:

Step 1: Retrieving Seed Numbers

To obtain a previously generated image’s seed number, identify the job ID linked to the image, and duplicate it. To obtain the image job id you have to DM that image. The details will be received in your inbox. Refer the following screenshot,

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DM Image to Find Job ID of the Image

Then, use the “/show” command followed by the job ID to revisit the job.

Then it will show you the seed value of the image.

Step 2: Incorporate the Seed Parameter

Begin by choosing a suitable seed value from 0 to 4,294,967,295. If you want to remember a specific seed number for a particular task, provide feedback. This will unveil the seed number used, allowing you to use it again for consistent results.

After selecting a seed value, include it in your Midjourney prompt. Use the “-seed” parameter followed by your chosen seed value at the end of your prompt. For example:

"/imagine a breathtaking landscape at sunset -seed 12345"

Step 3: Consistency Across Model Versions

Remember that the same seed value can produce different outcomes in different Midjourney model versions. For Model Versions 1, 2, 3, testing, and experimentation, you’ll get similar structures, colors, and details. For Model Versions 4, 5, and private, nearly identical images will emerge.

Step 4: The -sameseed Parameter

For even greater consistency, employ the “-sameseed” parameter. This applies a single, large, random noise field to all images in the initial grid, ensuring a highly coherent output. To use it, add “-sameseed” to your prompt followed by the selected seed value.

Step 5: Experiment with Different Seed Values

Feel free to modify the seed value in your prompt to explore various outcomes in your AI-generated content. Adjusting the seed value lets you control the degree of stability while creating a wide range of outputs.

With these seed-based tools in your arsenal, you’re ready to harness the full potential of Midjourney and create captivating, visually striking images. Remember, consistency may not come immediately, but with practice, you’ll master the art of seeds in Midjourney. Happy creating!✨

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