5.3/V6/V7 | Midjourney Office Hours Recap July 5th 2023 | Midjourney News

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6 Jul 202303:06

TLDRIn the mid-journey office hours recap, David discussed recent feature additions, highlighting his fondness for the 'weird' parameter which introduces creative chaos. He prefers using 'stylized 250 weird 250' or 'stylized 500 weird 500' for varied results. He also addressed the differences between zoom out and panning, and teased upcoming web and mobile versions of mid-journey. Version 6 is in training with a focus on language comprehension and diverse outputs. There's a possibility of a resolution increase and a new upscaler in version 7, which may offer more images per prompt. David hopes for version 6 release this month. Community events and improved image moderation are also on the horizon.


  • 🌟 Mid-Journey has introduced several new features to enhance user experience.
  • 🎨 David appreciates the 'weird' parameter for introducing chaotic variation in bot-generated images.
  • 🎨 The 'stylize' parameter determines the aesthetic quality of the generated images, with David preferring settings like stylized 250 and weird 250 or 500.
  • πŸ” Zoom out and panning are two different approaches to image generation, with zoom out considering the entire image and panning offering more variability.
  • πŸ“± Upcoming updates include web and mobile versions of Mid-Journey outside of Discord.
  • πŸ–ŒοΈ In-painting feature is in the works and will likely be introduced on Discord first.
  • πŸ€– Version 6 of the AI is being trained with a focus on improved language comprehension and diverse outputs.
  • 🌈 David emphasizes the importance of aesthetic diversity across all subjects in the AI's development.
  • πŸ“Έ There may be a resolution increase and a new upscaler is under consideration for future versions.
  • πŸš€ Version 7 might eliminate the native resolution and introduce a new upscaler, potentially generating more images per prompt.
  • πŸ“… Version 6 is expected to be released this month, though no specific date is confirmed.

Q & A

  • What new features has Midjourney added recently?

    -Midjourney has introduced several new features, including the 'weird' parameter and improvements to the 'stylize' parameter, which allows for more control over the aesthetics of the generated images.

  • What does the 'weird' parameter do in Midjourney?

    -The 'weird' parameter introduces a level of chaotic variation into the image generation process. It makes the bot attempt to create something beautiful, but it does not always achieve a high level of success, leading to unique and sometimes unexpected results.

  • How does David, from Midjourney, feel about the 'weird' parameter?

    -David seems to appreciate the 'weird' parameter as it adds an element of unpredictability and creativity to the image generation process. He enjoys the fact that it doesn't always produce perfect results, which can lead to interesting and novel images.

  • What are David's preferred settings for the 'stylize' and 'weird' parameters?

    -David has a preference for using 'stylized 250 weird 250' or 'stylized 500 weird 500'. These settings allow for a balance between aesthetic appeal and artistic variation in the generated images.

  • What is the difference between 'zoom out' and 'panning' in Midjourney?

    -The 'zoom out' feature considers the entire image and expands the canvas beyond its original boundaries, maintaining consistency with the original image. On the other hand, 'panning' involves moving the view sideways, which can create a less consistent but more dynamic image.

  • What is Midjourney's plan for web and mobile platforms?

    -Midjourney is working on expanding its reach beyond Discord to include web and mobile platforms, offering non-Discord experiences for users. This aims to make the service more accessible and convenient for a wider audience.

  • What can we expect from Midjourney's future updates?

    -Upcoming updates from Midjourney may include new features from the Discord team, an 'in painting' feature, and possibly version 5.3. They are also training version 6 models with a focus on increased language comprehension and more diverse outputs, particularly in terms of aesthetic and visual variety across subjects.

  • What is the current status of the 'Stylize Parameter' and how does it influence the images?

    -The 'Stylize Parameter' in Midjourney controls the artistic flair of the generated images. It ranges from 0 to 1000, with lower values keeping the image closely aligned with the prompt but potentially lacking in creative flair. Higher values result in more artistic and abstract images, though they may not closely resemble the initial prompt.

  • How does Midjourney plan to increase diversity in its outputs?

    -Midjourney is focusing on enhancing diversity by increasing the aesthetic and visual variety of its outputs. This means creating a broader range of artistic styles and visual elements that cater to different subjects and user preferences.

  • What is being considered for the next versions of Midjourney?

    -There is an internal debate at Midjourney about whether to introduce a new upscaler or just a larger default resolution. Version 7 might potentially drop the native resolution and include a new upscaler. It is also expected to have a larger set for each generation, possibly eight or more images per prompt.

  • When can we expect the release of version 6?

    -David expressed hope that version 6 would be released in the month of the discussion, but it was not confirmed to be out within the week of the discussion. The development team is taking its time to iterate and refine the model for better results.

  • What community events is Midjourney planning?

    -Midjourney is considering organizing more community events, with David mentioning the possibility of a 'weird' event every week or two. The specifics of these events were not detailed, but it indicates a desire to engage the community further.

  • How can international shipping for Midjourney's magazine be improved?

    -Midjourney is working on securing a new distributor for Europe to improve the speed of international shipping for their magazine. This initiative aims to enhance the accessibility of their physical publications for a global audience.



πŸ“ Mid-Journey Office Hours Recap

The video script provides a recap of the Mid-Journey office hours from July 5th, highlighting the recent addition of features and David's insights. David expressed his appreciation for the 'weird' parameter, which introduces a chaotic variation, allowing the bot to attempt to create something beautiful without being certain of the outcome. He prefers the settings of stylized 250 weird 250 or stylized 500 weird 500. The discussion also covered the differences between zoom out and panning, with the former considering the entire image and the latter offering less consistency but more prompt variation opportunities. Upcoming features were teased, including web and mobile experiences outside of Discord and in-painting features, with a focus on increased language comprehension and diverse outputs. Version 6 is in training with an emphasis on aesthetic variety, and there's an internal debate about resolution improvements. Version 7 might introduce a new upscaler and drop the native resolution. Community events and research projects are ongoing, and efforts are being made to improve image moderation. The video features art created using prompts from three artists: Aaron Douglas, Pascal Champion, and Michael Whelan.




Mid-Journey refers to a specific phase or version of a software or application that is currently being developed or improved. In the context of the video, it indicates the ongoing enhancements and updates being made to the platform, which are central to the discussion about new features and improvements.


Parameters are defined settings or variables within a software or system that influence its output or behavior. In the video, 'weird' and 'stylize' are mentioned as parameters that affect the aesthetics and variability of the generated content, playing a crucial role in the creative process.

πŸ’‘Aesthetic Variety

Aesthetic variety refers to the range of visual styles, appearances, and artistic expressions that a system can produce. In the video, it is emphasized as a key area of focus for the development team, aiming to enrich the diversity and appeal of the generated content.

πŸ’‘Zoom Out and Panning

These are two different techniques used in image manipulation and content generation. 'Zoom out' refers to scaling the entire image to view more context, while 'panning' involves moving the viewpoint sideways without changing the scale, offering less consistency but the ability to change the prompt for each new view.

πŸ’‘Web and Mobile Stuff

This term refers to the development of applications and user interfaces that are accessible through web browsers or mobile devices. In the video, it is mentioned as part of the future plans to expand the platform's reach beyond the Discord environment.


In-painting is a feature or technique in image editing where missing or unwanted parts of an image are filled in or modified to create a seamless and visually pleasing result. In the context of the video, it is one of the potential new features that the team is considering introducing, possibly首发 on Discord before being rolled out elsewhere.

πŸ’‘Version 6 and Version 7

These refer to the specific versions of the software that are in the pipeline for release. Version 6 is the immediate focus, with an emphasis on language comprehension and diverse outputs, while Version 7 is mentioned as a future iteration that might introduce significant changes to the platform's functionality and user experience.


Upscaling refers to the process of increasing the resolution or quality of an image or content. In the context of the video, it is a debated feature, with considerations about whether to introduce a new upscaler or to increase the default resolution for better image quality.

πŸ’‘Community Events

Community events are organized activities or initiatives aimed at engaging and involving the user community of a platform. In the video, it is suggested that the team is exploring the idea of hosting more community events, potentially with a unique or unconventional theme.

πŸ’‘Image Moderation

Image moderation refers to the process of reviewing and filtering user-generated content to ensure it adheres to certain standards or guidelines. In the video, it is mentioned as an ongoing effort to improve the platform's content quality and user experience.


In this context, a magazine refers to a published collection of content, often related to the platform's community or its outputs. The video mentions the shipping of the third issue of the magazine, indicating the platform's efforts to create and share content in various formats.

πŸ’‘Artists in Prompt

Refers to the practice of using specific artists' styles or works as a reference or inspiration for the content generated by the platform. In the video, it is highlighted as a way to create art that reflects the styles of particular artists, contributing to the diversity and richness of the outputs.


Mid-Journey has added numerous features recently.

David appreciates the 'weird' parameter for its chaotic variation.

The 'stylize' parameter determines the aesthetic quality of outputs.

David's preferred settings are stylized 250 and weird 250.

Zoom out versus panning offers different image consideration methods.

Panning allows for changing the prompt and creating dynamic scenes.

Non-Discord mid-Journey experiences are in development.

In-painting feature is expected to launch on Discord first.

Version 5.3 may be the last release in the 5.x series.

Version 6 focuses on language comprehension and diverse outputs.

Diversity in aesthetics and visual variety is a key goal.

There's an internal debate about resolution and upscaling improvements.

Version 7 may drop native resolution and introduce a new upscaler.

Each generation in version 7 and beyond may produce more images.

David hopes version 6 will release this month.

Background research projects are ongoing without specific updates.

Community events are being considered for increased engagement.

Issue three of the magazine has shipped with efforts to improve international shipping.

Better image moderation is being worked on, including prompt filters.

The art in the video was created using prompts with artists Aaron Douglas, Pascal Champion, and Michael Whelan.