How to edit images on Midjourney

How to edit images on Midjourney
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Wanting to use Midjourney to edit images? You’re in the right place. Check out our step-by-step guide on how to carefully curate and adapt images on Midjourney.

Midjourney is proving itself useful for creatives and those exploring the AI art world. With a plethora of commands, the options are limitless for what you can create. Alongside Stable Diffusion and Photoshop Beta, AI generated art is becoming very popular with a transformation of the curation of photos and as a result, the transformation of how you edit images.

Let’s get straight into it.

How to modify or edit images in Midjourney

  • Open up Midjourney Discord channel
  • Choose an image you want to edit
  • Paste the address of the image in the chat bar
  • Add edit prompts

Edit images on Midjourney is very similar to how you would typically generate images through the AI software. It is helpful to have descriptive and detailed prompts. If you’re struggling with the right prompts – don’t worry, check out the best prompts for Midjourney.

  1. Open up Midjourney Discord channel

    Log into your account and get onto the Discord channel.

  2. Choose an image that you want to edit

    After you generate an image through Midjourney, it will be uploaded to a specific URL which you can get through right clicking the image, and choosing the copy image address option.

    You can also use images not generated through Midjourney in the same way.

  3. Paste the address of the image in the chat bar

    Paste the URL into the chat bar. Either right click and select Paste or press Ctrl V.

  4. Add edit prompts

    Similarly to how you would use prompts on Midjourney normally, write what you want to change.

    For example, a photo of a young woman but wanting to edit the image to be more colourful, in different location and different style:

    [URL] colourful outfit, blue hat, green shirt, happy image in busy café, cartoon style

This isn’t the only way to edit images through Midjourney, as there’s also a Remix mode which can be used to great effect.

  • Generate an image: After you create a new image in Midjourney, click Make Variations
  • Use either the /prefer remix command, or the /settings command then clicking Remix Mode, you will be able to modify the image
  • Request changes such as lighting overhauls, texture differences, or art styles

How to edit a specific area of an image in Midjourney

The varyregion command in Midjourney is going to allow you to edit a single portion of the image without affecting others. This is extremely useful if you’re trying to edit all the objects in a specific area, or you’ve perfected the rest but aren’t happy with a specific object.

  • Enter Vary Region Command: Use !varyregion or /varyregion in the Midjourney Discord chat
  • Choose region based on resolution coordinates: Example, /varyregion (x1,y1) to (x2,y2)
  • Make edit: Enter your Midjourney prompt that specifies adjustments

What images can you edit with Midjourney?

You’re going to able to modify a bunch of images with Midjourney. There’s a few simple guidelines that will make things a little easier.

Aspect Ratio

Ensure that the image you’re editing exists within one of the aspect ratios that Midjourney is comfortable with, e.g, 16:9 or 1:1.

File Type

Midjourney is versatile enough to edit a few different image file types including JPEGs, PNGs, and GIFs, but other file types such as RAWs and HEICs will not work.

Final word

There we have it! Editing became a little bit simpler. For more detailed edits and fine-tuning, it would be worth checking out Photoshop or Photoshop alternatives. However Midjourney is equipped with tools to develop or adapt images, such as the aspect ratio.