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Hello and welcome to Stable Diffusion Wiki! We are excited to share information, collaborate, and build a knowledge base on Stable Diffusion and image generation. Whether you're a seasoned creator in the world of machine learning and text-to-image generators, or newly discovering it all for the first time, we're here to serve!

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What is Stable Diffusion?

Stable Diffusion is a pioneering text-to-image model developed by Stability AI, allowing the conversion of textual descriptions into corresponding visual imagery. In other words, you tell it what you want, and it will create an image or a group of images that fit your description. One of the biggest distinguishing features about Stable Diffusion is that it is completely open source, unlike many other models. It can be hosted completely on your PC offline. This offers some confidentiality, customization, and agency, It also has a thriving community, that are constantly modifying and iterating different models.

Breaking News:

- Revolutionary Stable Diffusion Video Model Ushers in New Era of Text-to-Video Generation

- Video-to-video is another cutting edge feature of Stable Diffusion

What is This Page About?

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An image generated with Stable Diffusion. Image generated by user emb on Civitai.

As a fellow hobbyist myself, I found the overall subject to have a lot of terms and processes that were very foreign to me. I found myself doing a lot of research to figure out what to do. I was going to various sources and collecting articles, images and just taking notes on tips, and tricks. Since stable diffusion art is still new to the world, the process and technology has not been perfected yet. As my notes and materials grew, I realized there must be others out there like myself. It just made more sense to store this information online so, hopefully it can help others who are experiencing the same thing.

This page serves as a space for us to gather and organize information about Stable Diffusion. If you are asking yourself, what's a LoRA? What is ControlNet? We're here to help with that. Whether it's a hobby, a professional field, a community project, or anything else, this is the place to explore, learn, and contribute your knowledge. The goal for this site is to create a community of users that can share their information all related to image generation via Stable Diffusion. This will walk users through all aspects of the process of creating and editing images, and provide technical information related to it. There are a lot of individual pieces to this entire process and each component has their own complex manuals, and processes. As a user of the tool, it can be overwhelming at first to try to piece everything together.

Getting Started

An image generated with Stable Diffusion

What is Stable Diffusion?

First you will need to build an understanding of what Stable Diffusion is and what Text-to-Image AI. For beginners, you don't need to worry too much about the details of the how. However, it will help you as you learn more about it for the sake of improving your images.

Required Software

Although Stable Diffusion is completely free, it will require some effort on the front end to assemble everything together. It helps if you understand a little bit of Python but it isn't an absolute requirement. This will include acquiring Python, Git, and some sort of GUI. Many people prefer using Automatic1111.


If you have your stable diffusion software all set up, you will want to know how to use stable diffusion and begin generating your image. Experimenting with different prompts is a major part of the image generation process. The most basic approach initially will be to begin with txt2img, however you will quickly see that that is just scratching the surface and want to venture into other techniques such as img2img.


Although stable diffusion released the base model, there have been many more pruned models released in recent months, and other models such as a lora and embeddings

Creating an Image

To create an image using Stable Diffusion, you'll typically follow a process involving setting up the necessary software environment, obtaining the model, and then using a specific prompt to generate your image. Here's a more detailed breakdown:


1. Environment Setup:

  • Hardware Requirements: A capable GPU is highly recommended due to the computational demands of the model.
  • Software Requirements: You'll need Python installed on your system, along with package managers like pip to install necessary libraries.

2. Install Dependencies:

  • Install necessary Python libraries, typically including torch (a deep learning framework), transformers, and other dependencies specified in the Stable Diffusion documentation.

3. Obtain the Model:

  • Download Stable Diffusion: Access the model from a reputable source or platform offering the pre-trained Stable Diffusion model.
  • Load the Model: Use coding scripts or tools to load the model into your environment.

4. Prepare Your Prompt:

  • Decide on a text prompt that describes the image you want to generate. Be as descriptive and specific as possible to guide the model toward your desired output.
Prompt Engineering

5. Image Generation:

  • Use a script or tool interface to input your prompt to the model. The model will then process the prompt and generate an image based on the learned patterns and correlations in its training data.

6. Output and Refinement:

  • Once the image is generated, you can view and save it. If it's not quite what you wanted, you might adjust your prompt or use different settings and try again.

7. Consider Legal and Ethical Implications:

  • Be mindful of copyright and ethical considerations, especially when generating images for public use or commercial purposes.

Tools and Platforms:

There are various platforms and interfaces available that make using Stable Diffusion easier, including web interfaces where you can simply enter your prompt and receive an image, or more hands-on approaches where you control every aspect via scripting.

Example Using a Platform or Tool:

  1. Find a Platform: Websites and applications exist that offer user-friendly interfaces for Stable Diffusion.
  2. Enter Your Prompt: Simply type in what you want the image to depict.
  3. Generate and Download: Click to generate the image, then view and download the result.

In summary, making a Stable Diffusion image involves setting up the right environment, obtaining and loading the model, crafting a descriptive text prompt, and then using that prompt to generate an image. The exact steps can vary based on your technical background and the tools you choose to use.


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