How to Use Seed in Midjourney: A Comprehensive Guide

Generating consistent and visually captivating images with Midjourney, an AI-powered image creation tool, can be a challenge for beginners. Midjourney’s default level of randomness often adds unpredictability to the generated images. To overcome this hurdle, it’s essential to understand and effectively utilize the concept of “seed” in Midjourney. In this blog post, we’ll explore what seed is in Midjourney, why it’s important, and provide a step-by-step guide on how to use seed for more consistent image results.

What is Seed in Midjourney & Why It’s Important?

What is Seed in Midjourney & Why It’s Important

Midjourney‘s default settings may lead to inconsistencies in generated images, especially when attempting to create similar images. These inconsistencies arise from the element of randomness that Midjourney employs during image generation. To achieve more consistent results, we need to grasp the concept of seed in Midjourney.

Seed Value:

  • The seed value is a number used to introduce a random yet consistent element of noise into the image generation process.
  • Midjourney selects a random seed value for each image generation, which defines the type of noise pattern used to create the desired image.
  • The specific seed value chosen doesn’t affect image quality but ensures consistency when used with the same prompt.

How to Use Seed in Midjourney?

Using seed in Midjourney and creating consistent images can be achieved through the following steps:

Selecting an Appropriate Seed Value

To begin, choose a seed value, which is a whole number ranging from 0 to 4,294,967,295. This number will be used to control the randomness of image generation.

  • Alternatively, you can find the seed number for a specific job or image created in Midjourney Discord by reacting to the job with an envelope emoji.
  • This action reveals the seed number used for the job, allowing you to reuse or modify it for future prompts.

Incorporate the Seed Parameter into Your Prompt

Once you have selected or obtained a seed value, include it in your Midjourney prompt to ensure consistent image generation.

  • Add the “–seed <value>” parameter to the end of your prompt, where “<value>” represents the seed value you’ve chosen.
  • For example: “/imagine A cute little rabbit wearing Hanfu, holding a flower, 4K –seed 13685”.
  • By specifying the same seed value and prompt, you can generate images with similar characteristics.

Apply the Same Seed Value across Different Model Versions

It’s important to note that seed values can yield different results across various Midjourney model versions. Here’s what to keep in mind:

  • For model versions 1, 2, 3, test, and testp, identical seed values will produce images with similar composition, color, and details.
  • For model versions 4, 5, and niji, using identical seed values will generate nearly identical images.

Utilize the –Sameseed Parameter for Greater Consistency

For even more consistent output, you can use the “–sameseed” parameter. This parameter generates a single, large random noise field applied across all images in the initial grid.

  • To use the “–sameseed <value>” parameter, add it to the end of your prompt, where “<value>” represents the seed value you’ve chosen.
  • Note that the “–sameseed” parameter is compatible with model versions 1, 2, 3, test, and testp.

Retrieve Seed Numbers from Past Images

If you wish to maintain consistency across different prompts and images, you can retrieve seed numbers from previously generated images.

  • Locate and copy the job ID associated with the image.
  • Use the “/show” command with the job ID to bring the job back into view.
  • React to the newly regenerated job with an envelope emoji to reveal the seed number.

Alter Seed Numbers for Different Outputs

Experiment with different seed values to generate various outputs while maintaining control over consistency.

  • Modify the number in the “–seed” or “–sameseed” parameter in your prompt to change the seed value for different results.


Can I change the seed value for a prompt? 

Yes, you can change the seed value by modifying the number in the “–seed” or “–sameseed” parameter in your prompt.

Is seed value selection important for image quality? 

No, the specific seed value does not impact image quality; it influences consistency in image generation.

Which model versions are compatible with the “–sameseed” parameter? 

The “–sameseed” parameter is compatible with model versions 1, 2, 3, test, and testp.

Can I use the same seed value with different prompts? 

Yes, you can use the same seed value with different prompts to maintain consistency across multiple image generations.

By following these steps and understanding the importance of seed in Midjourney, you can create stunning, consistent AI-generated images with ease.

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Conclusion Using seed in Midjourney may take some practice to achieve the desired level of consistency in image rendering. This comprehensive guide has provided you with the knowledge and tools to effectively use seed values in Midjourney, allowing even beginners to harness the AI’s capabilities and produce stunning and consistent images.