Better Than Midjourney: Openjourney Stable Diffusion

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6 Mar 202309:52

TLDRThis video tutorial introduces Openjourney, an open-source alternative to the AI art generator Midjourney, which allows users to create unlimited free images on their local PC. The host demonstrates how to set up and use Openjourney with a local service and provides resources for finding effective prompts, showcasing stunning artwork generated with various styles and details.


  • 😎 Mid-journey is an AI stable diffusion website that generates artwork but requires a subscription.
  • 💰 There are limitations on the number of images you can create based on the subscription plan you choose.
  • 🚀 The video introduces an alternative to mid-journey by running it as a local service on your PC for unlimited free images.
  • 📚 It's based on training data from actual mid-journey images, promising similar results without the cost.
  • 💻 To set this up, you need to follow a tutorial on setting up 'automatic 1111' on a local Windows machine.
  • 🤗 Hugging face is a website with various datasets and models for stable diffusion, including an open-source model called 'open Journey'.
  • 🔍 You can search for and download different models on Hugging face to use with your local stable diffusion setup.
  • 🎨 The video demonstrates using 'creative indie' for mid-journey style prompts and generating detailed artwork.
  • 🛠️ The process involves selecting a model, inputting a prompt, and adjusting settings like sampling steps for image quality.
  • 🔍 Prompt Hero is another website that provides best open Journey prompts and details on how they were generated.
  • 📈 The video shows how to refine prompts and settings to achieve the desired style and detail in generated images.
  • 🌐 Joining a Discord community can provide a platform to share and receive feedback on generated images.

Q & A

  • What is the main purpose of the video?

    -The main purpose of the video is to demonstrate how to run mid-journey as a local service on a PC to generate unlimited free images, using an open-source model called Openjourney, which is trained on mid-journey images.

  • What is the issue with the original mid-journey service mentioned in the video?

    -The issue with the original mid-journey service is that it requires a monthly subscription fee and has a limited number of images that can be created based on the subscription plan.

  • What is the name of the open-source model that can be used as an alternative to mid-journey?

    -The open-source model that can be used as an alternative to mid-journey is called Openjourney.

  • How does one obtain the Openjourney model for use with their local stable diffusion setup?

    -To obtain the Openjourney model, one needs to visit hugging face, search for Openjourney, download the checkpoint file, and then place it in the models directory of their local stable diffusion installation.

  • What is hugging face and how is it relevant to the video?

    -Hugging face is a website that hosts various training datasets, models, and other resources for stable diffusion. It is relevant to the video because it is where the Openjourney model can be found and downloaded.

  • What are some of the benefits of using the Openjourney model instead of the original mid-journey service?

    -The benefits of using the Openjourney model include the ability to generate unlimited free images and not having to pay for a subscription, while still obtaining results similar to those from the original mid-journey service.

  • What is the role of the automatic 1111 in setting up the local stable diffusion service?

    -The role of automatic 1111 is to host the local version of stable diffusion, allowing users to run it on their own PC and utilize the Openjourney model to generate images.

  • What are some of the resources mentioned in the video for finding mid-journey style prompts?

    -Some of the resources mentioned for finding mid-journey style prompts include, which has a list of 644 mid-journey prompts, and, which has a section on the best Openjourney prompts.

  • How does the video suggest improving the quality of the generated images?

    -The video suggests improving the quality of the generated images by increasing the sampling steps to 150, using a high-res fix, and applying an esrgan 4X upscaler to increase the resolution of the images.

  • What is the process for using a prompt found on with automatic 1111?

    -The process involves finding a prompt on, noting the prompt text, resolution, seed, number of steps, and sampling method used, and then inputting this information into automatic 1111 to generate a similar result.

  • What are some of the potential issues that might arise when using the automatic 1111 with the Openjourney model?

    -Some potential issues might include generating images with multiple faces or body parts, which may require further refinement of the prompt or use of additional features like the face fix to correct.



🎨 Running Mid-Journey as a Local AI Art Service

The video introduces a method to run the AI art generation service, Mid-Journey, as a local service on a personal computer, allowing unlimited free image creation. This is an alternative to the subscription-based online version, which can be costly and restrictive. The process involves downloading an open-source model called 'Open Journey' from Hugging Face and integrating it with a local instance of Stable Diffusion using Automatic 1111. The video also provides a tutorial link for setting up Automatic 1111 on Windows and encourages viewers to test different models available on Hugging Face. The presenter demonstrates the process using various prompts and shows the impressive results, highlighting the potential for detailed and intricate artwork generation without the need for a subscription.


🤖 Exploring Advanced Prompts for AI Art Generation

This paragraph delves into the art of crafting effective prompts for AI art generation, using the 'Open Journey' model. The video showcases different styles and themes, such as historical battle scenes, steampunk airships, and detailed robots, by specifying artists or styles within the prompts. It also introduces 'Prompt Hero', a resource for finding and understanding successful prompts used to generate particular styles of AI art. The presenter tests various prompts, adjusting parameters like sampling steps and resolution to achieve high-quality images. The results are a mix of stunningly detailed and photorealistic images, demonstrating the flexibility and creativity enabled by the local AI art service setup.




Mid-journey refers to an artificial intelligence stable diffusion website that enables users to generate artwork through a connection with Discord. It is a central theme of the video as the host compares other alternatives to it. The term is used to set the stage for the discussion on AI-generated art and the limitations of the Mid-journey service, such as the need for a subscription and limited image creation based on the plan.

💡Stable Diffusion

Stable Diffusion is a type of AI model used for generating images from textual descriptions. In the context of the video, it represents the technology behind the artwork generation services like Mid-journey. The host introduces an alternative method to use Stable Diffusion locally, bypassing the need for a Mid-journey subscription.

💡Subscription Plan

A subscription plan is a pricing model where users pay a recurring fee to access services or products. In the video, the host mentions different subscription plans offered by Mid-journey, which determine the resources available to users, such as the number of images they can create and the GPU time provided.

💡Hugging Face

Hugging Face is a platform mentioned in the video that hosts various datasets, models, and other resources for AI applications like Stable Diffusion. It is highlighted as a source for the open-source model 'Open Journey,' which the host recommends as an alternative to the Mid-journey service.

💡Open Journey

Open Journey is an open-source model trained on Mid-journey images, which can be downloaded and used with local Stable Diffusion setups. The video emphasizes its use as a way to generate unlimited free images with results similar to those from the Mid-journey service.

💡Automatic 1111

Automatic 1111 is a tool or service that the host has previously introduced in a tutorial and is necessary for setting up the local Stable Diffusion environment. It is used to host the Open Journey model and generate artwork without subscription costs.

💡Checkpoint File

A checkpoint file in the context of AI models is a saved state of the model's training progress, which can be loaded to continue training or to use the model for inference. The host instructs viewers to download the checkpoint file for the Open Journey model and add it to their Stable Diffusion installation.


In the context of AI-generated art, a prompt is a textual description that guides the AI in creating an image. The video discusses various websites that provide mid-journey style prompts, which are used to generate specific types of artwork with the Stable Diffusion models.

💡Creative Indie

Creative Indie is a website mentioned in the video that offers a list of 644 mid-journey style prompts. These prompts can be used with Automatic 1111 to generate artwork, providing examples of how to use the Stable Diffusion setup with specific textual descriptions.

💡Sampling Method

The sampling method in AI image generation refers to the technique used by the model to iteratively improve the image based on the prompt. In the video, the host uses 'DPM plus plus 2m' as the sampling method, which is one of the parameters that can be adjusted to affect the quality and detail of the generated images.


Upscaling in the context of image processing is the act of increasing the resolution of an image. The video describes using an 'esrgan 4X upscaler' to increase the resolution of the generated images from the default size to a higher resolution, enhancing the detail and clarity of the artwork.


Introduction of OpenJourney Stable Diffusion as an alternative to Midjourney.

Midjourney requires a monthly subscription with limited image creation based on the plan.

OpenJourney is an open-source model trained on Midjourney images, offering unlimited free image generation.

A tutorial on setting up automatic 1111 on a local Windows machine is a prerequisite.

Hugging Face is a website with various datasets and models for Stable Diffusion.

OpenJourney can be downloaded from Hugging Face and integrated into local Stable Diffusion.

Different models can be tested for various results in image generation.

Discord Channel setup for sharing results and finding better models.

Using creative prompts from websites like Creative Indie to enhance image generation.

Automatic 1111 UI allows for model selection and customization of image generation parameters.

Detailed explanation of the image generation process using specific prompts and styles.

The use of DPM++ 2m Keras for sampling steps to improve image quality.

High res fix and esrgan 4X upscaler to increase image resolution.

Batch size and count settings for generating multiple images.

Examples of generated images with intricate details in various styles.

Using Prompt Hero for finding the best OpenJourney prompts and their parameters.

Refining prompts and image details to achieve desired results.

Invitation to join the Discord community and share generated images.

Final thoughts on having a free version of Midjourney on a home Windows PC.