Getting the most out of Midjourney — how to upload images

An AI gnerated image of a woman drinking coffee
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AI Image generators have become essential for anyone looking to boost their visual content. These smart tools can turn ordinary photos into striking works of art with minimal effort. Midjourney, often considered a pioneer in generative AI models for visual content, is a standout in the market. 

The capabilities of best AI generators like Midjourney have skyrocketed in the last few years. Initially limited to generating low-resolution human figures, they can now produce high definition images so realistic that they are almost indistinguishable from actual photographs. 

To begin, ensure that you've signed up on Midjourney's website and log into Discord. We'll guide you through the next steps

Uploading an image in Midjourney

1. Open Discord

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Go to the message bar in Discord and click the plus icon.

2. Upload image

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Select Upload File and choose any image that is less than 8 megabytes.

3. Open image in full screen

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After uploading the image, tap on it and it will go to full screen.

4. Open image in new tab

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From the full-screen view, open the image in a new tab and copy the URL. 

5. Use the imagine command

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Go back to the Discord chat. Type in the /imagine command, paste the URL and hit enter. 

6. Generate new images

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Midjourney will then create new images based on the image you uploaded. Select your favourite one and save it for your collection! 

Midjourney is brilliant for opening up new creative possibilities. To maximise your results, check out these valuable tips for getting the most out of Midjourney

For those aiming to create cohesive and recognizable characters, the consistent character feature is a must see. And if you're eager to experiement with various aesthetics, these amazing styles will help bring your AI images to life. 

Kaycee Hill
Tutorials editor

Kaycee is an Editor at Tom’s Guide and has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her journey into the tech world began as Cazoo's Knowledge Content Specialist, igniting her enthusiasm for technology. When she’s not exploring the latest gadgets and innovations, Kaycee can be found immersed in her favorite video games, or penning her second poetry collection.