and prepare it for graphic tools. The feeling of achieving the desired output from Midjourney AI is always exhilarating. However, the majority of Midjourney users have faced difficulties when attempting to print their results as the images generated by Midjourney are not print-ready.
This article aims to address this issue by providing information about the highest resolution attainable through Midjourney and guiding users on how to upscale their Midjourney images for printing using external tools. To understand the quality of printing, it is crucial to comprehend what resolution is. Resolution refers to the number of pixels present in an image. If an image has more pixels, it is considered to be of high quality with greater sharpness and detail.
Table of Contents
- Optimal Resolution for Printing
- What’s the highest image resolution Midjourney can offer?
- Step by step – how to Increase the Image Resolution of Midjourney to 8K?
- 1. The first step – just creating a design.
- 2. The next step – is to Upscale the version you like most.
- 3. Click on Beta Upscale Redo
- 4. Upscale design with Depositphotos Upscaler
Optimal Resolution for Printing
Firstly, it is important to determine what resolution is suitable for printing. Typically, a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (ppi) is recommended for high-quality prints. Using this value, you can calculate the number of pixels required for your desired print size.
For example, if you want to print an 8 x 10 inches image, you would need a minimum of 2400 x 3000 pixels for high-quality prints (8300=2400 & 10300=3000).
By following this method, you can determine the optimal resolution for your print size on your own.
What’s the highest image resolution Midjourney can offer?
The default version (v4) starts with a resolution of 512×512 pixels. However, Midjourney has multiple upscalers that can increase the resolution to a certain degree:
- The regular/default upscaler provides a resolution of 1024×1024 pixels.
- The light upscaler offers 1024×1024 pixels for versions 1 to 4 and niji, and 1536×1536 pixels for HD.
- The detailed upscaler also provides 1024×1024 pixels for versions 1 to 4 and niji, and 1536×1536 pixels for HD.
- The beta upscaler produces a resolution of 2048×2048 pixels for version v4, HD, niji, and test/testp, and 1024×1024 pixels for versions v1 to v3.
- The anime upscaler provides 1024×1024 pixels for all supported versions.
- The max upscale feature offers 1024×1024 pixels for HD and 1664×1664 pixels for versions 1 to 3.
In summary, the “upscale max” feature can provide the maximum resolution of 1664×1664 pixels, while the “beta upscale redo” can upscale images up to 2048×2048 pixels.
The former is the finest resolution that Midjourney can offer for printing, which corresponds to a 5.5×5.5 inches (14x14cm) photo print. However, the “beta upscale redo” is still in beta state and may not produce the same level of sharpness and detailing as the 1664×1664 pixels resolution.
Step by step – how to Increase the Image Resolution of Midjourney to 8K?
1. The first step – just creating a design.
In my case, I tried to create a map in a Leonardo Davinci style
/imagine An extremely detailed cartography map with heaven at the top and earth at the bottom, + labeled, davinci style, exquisite diagram of the garden of eden, epic bliss, sun with clouds, rays with light, four river tributaries
Several generations after I get some interesting views:
2. The next step – is to Upscale the version you like most.
The first version looks bold to me, so I press U1. If I’ll download the result file on this step – I’ll get a 1024X1024 file, it’s not enough for printing.
3. Click on Beta Upscale Redo
The next step – I click on Beta Upscale Redo. In a minute I receive a 2048X2048 file. It’s the maximum size I can get in Midjourney nowadays.
4. Upscale design with Depositphotos Upscaler
So with the file from the previous step, I go to another AI platform. For example – Depositphotos Upscaler, it’s free, and it uses AI to remove noise and sharpen the details of the image. So I upload the file to the form below:
And below is the first result of the upscaling. You can see the difference – on the left is the original version, and on the right – is enlarged with preserved details. So I repeat the procedure again.
And finally, here is it, 8192X8192 design size. Now I can print it on the wall on any printing website in a large enough format or continue working with it in one of the graphic editors.