Midjourney different model versions [September 2023]

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In this Article we will explain thee Midjourney different model versions [September 2023]. Midjourney offers different model versions that can be used to generate images with specific characteristics.

Type of Midjourney different model versions

Model Version 5.2:

The newest and most advanced model, released in June 2023. It produces detailed, sharp results with improved colors, contrast, and compositions. To use this model, add the --v 5.2 parameter to the end of your prompt or select “MJ Version 5.2” in the /settings command.

Midjourney different model versions [JULY 2023]
Prompt: vibrant California poppies –v 5.2
Midjourney different model versions [JULY 2023]
Prompt: high contrast surreal collage –v 5.2

Model Version 5.2 + Style Raw Parameter

default --v 5.2

Midjourney Version v5.2 example image of the prompt vibrant california poppies --v 5.2

Prompt  – vibrant California poppies

--v 5.2 --style raw

Midjourney Version v5.2 example image of the prompt vibrant california poppies --v 5.2

Prompt – vibrant California poppies –style raw

default --v 5.2

Midjourney Version v5.2 example image high contrast surreal collage --v 5.2

Prompt – high contrast surreal collage

--v 5.2 --style raw

Midjourney Version v5.2 example image high contrast surreal collage --v 5.2

Prompt – high contrast surreal collage –style raw

Model Version 5.1:

This model has a stronger default aesthetic compared to earlier versions. It excels at interpreting natural language prompts, produces fewer unwanted artifacts and borders, and supports advanced features like repeating patterns with --tile. To use this model, add the --v 5.1 parameter to your prompt or select “MJ Version 5.1” in the /settings command.

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Prompt: vibrant California poppies –v 5.1
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Prompt: high contrast surreal collage –v 5.1

Model Version 5:

The V5 model generates photographic images that closely match the prompt. It may require longer prompts to achieve the desired aesthetic. Add the --v 5 parameter to your prompt or select “MJ Version 5” in the /settings command to use this model.

Model Version 5: 
The V5 model generates photographic images that closely match the prompt. It may require longer prompts to achieve the desired aesthetic. Add the --v 5 parameter to your prompt or select "MJ Version 5" in the /settings command to use this model.
Prompt: vibrant California poppies –v 5
Model Version 5: 
The V5 model generates photographic images that closely match the prompt. It may require longer prompts to achieve the desired aesthetic. Add the --v 5 parameter to your prompt or select "MJ Version 5" in the /settings command to use this model.
Prompt: high contrast surreal collage –v 5

Source – Midjourney

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Model Version 4:

This model was the default from November 2022 to May 2023. It had increased knowledge of creatures, places, and objects compared to previous models.

It excels with image prompts and offers high coherency. Simply include the prompt without specifying a version to use Model Version 4.

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Prompt: vibrant California poppies
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Prompt: high contrast surreal collage

Niji Model 5:

A collaboration between Midjourney and Spellbrush, this model is specifically designed to produce anime and illustrative styles. It has extensive knowledge of anime, anime styles, and aesthetics. Use the --niji 5 parameter in your prompt or select “Niji Version 5” in the /settings command to utilize this model.

default --niji 5

Midjourney Version v5 example image of the prompt birds perching on a branch --niji 5

birds perching on a twig –niji 5

--style original

Midjourney Version v5 example image of the prompt birds perching on a branch --style original--niji 5

birds perching on a twig –niji 5 –style original

--style cute

Midjourney Version v5 example image of the prompt birds perching on a branch --niji 5 --style cute

birds perching on a twig –niji 5 –style cute

--style expressive

Midjourney Version v5 example image of the prompt birds perching on a branch --niji 5 --style expressive

birds perching on a twig –niji 5 –style expressive

--style scenic

Midjourney Version v5 example image of the prompt birds perching on a branch --niji 5 --style scenic

birds perching on a twig –niji 5 –style scenic.

Niji 5 vs. Midjourney Version 5.2

--v 5.2

Midjourney Version v5.2 example image of the prompt vibrant california poppies --v 5.2Prompt – vibrant California poppies

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--niji 5

Example image grid created with the Midjourney niji 5 algorithm  using the Prompt: vibrant california poppiesPrompt – vibrant California poppies –niji 5

--v 5.2

Example image grid created with the Midjourney v5.1 algorithm  using the Prompt: birds on a twigPrompt – birds sitting on a twig

--niji 5

Example image grid created with the Midjourney niji 5 algorithm  using the Prompt: birds on a twigPrompt – birds sitting on a twig –niji 5

How to switch Midjourney different model versions

To switch between these models, you can either include the corresponding parameters at the end of your prompt (e.g., --v 5.2, --v 5.1, --v 5, --niji 5) or use the /settings command and select your preferred version (e.g., “MJ Version 5.2”, “MJ Version 5.1”, “MJ Version 5”, “Niji Version 5”).

Please note that the provided information is based on the given text, and the actual functionality and availability of model versions may vary. It’s always recommended to refer to the official Midjourney documentation or resources for the most accurate and up-to-date information.