Midjourney’s Stylize command determines how artistic (and for lack of a better word, stylistic) your image will come out. In most cases, upping the stylize value will improve the quality of your images.
The Midjourney Team themselves have been quoted saying ‘stylize’ will increase the image quality and decrease the probability of mistakes.
Why wouldn’t you use the maximum stylize value all the time? The higher the ‘stylize’ value, the more freedom Midjourney has to deviate from the prompt (it’s similar to the CFG Scale setting in Stable Diffusion).
I’ve also noticed diminishing returns with this command: a little bit of stylization is always good, but beyond that increasing it won’t make the image better too much.
You can use it by including “
--stylize” or “
--s” in your prompts.
You can specify a stylize value anywhere between
1000 (if you are using Midjourney V3 the range you can use is
The default stylize value is 100. For Midjourney V3, the default stylize value is 2500.
In order to isolate the impact of the stylize command, we will specify a seed (
--seed 1). You can think of the seed as the ‘starting data used to generate the image’.
If you use the same prompt and same seed to generate 2 images, you will get very very similar results. This means you can use the seed to make modifications to an image.
|Full Prompt||Stylize Value||Image|
You can see after
250, the differences are not huge.
Note: Midjourney V4’s
0-1000 range is much more constrained than Midjourney V3’s
625-60000 range. If you want wilder generations, change your version to V3 (type ‘
/settings‘ then click the
V3 button) and bring the stylize value up to 60000:
|Full Prompt (Using Midjourney V3)||Stylize Value||Image|
At the highest stylize values you can see Midjourney introduces completely random elements that are not present in the prompt.
Set your default Stylize value
You can set a new default stylize value by typing
/settings and changing the value from there.
- Style low: same as adding
--s 50to all prompts
- Style medium: same as adding
--s 100to all prompts
- Style high: same as adding
--s 250to all prompts
- Style very high: same as adding
--s 750to all prompts