How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

Midjourney's AI art is stunning but limited to 2048x2048 pixels. Learn how to upscale your creations to higher resolutions for prints and displays.

Jun 27, 2024 - 18:00
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How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details
How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

Midjourney has quickly become one of the most popular AI art generators, allowing you to create stunning and imaginative art with just a few lines of prompt text.

However, one of the gripes users often talk about is that Midjourney has a maximum output resolution of 1024x1024 pixels.

But this is not enough for laptop wallpaper, along with the print requirement.

Then, how to upscale Midjourney images? Find the solutions below.

Solution 1. Upscale Image on Midjourney  

Not only does Midjourney produce CGI photos for you, but also allows you to upscale the generated images from 605x605px or 1024x1024px to 2048x2048px.

Certainly, this solution is not applicable in all cases. Mostly, it addresses your demands for image sharing on SNS.

Price Plans: monthly subscription $10-$120; annual subscription $96-$1152

Pros:

  • Convenience. Directly upscale image after generation. 
  • Fast convert image resolution from low to high, no waiting. 

Cons:

  • Only upscale image 2X, inapplicable to poster print or product demonstration.
  • No image batch upscale feature.

To increase image resolution in Midjourney, find the image you want to enlarge and click the number button (U1-U4) of the image you want to upscale among the four. 

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details
Upscale midjourney image

Then, the options of “Upscale (Creative)” and “Upscale (Subtle)” will be presented.

The first option may change the image a lot. Choose what you prefer and wait for Midjourney to upscale the image for you.

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details
Upscale (Subtle) on midjourney

Beyond the “Upscale” options, Midjourney comes loaded with “Pan” feature, letting you expand your image canvas horizontally or vertically (left, right, up and down). You can try this feature after you upscale your MJ generated image. 

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

However, this can be a problem if you want to print your 300 DPI Midjourney creations for posters/exhibitions, showcase products on e-commerce platforms, or display eye-catching AI self-portraits on large screens.

Fortunately, there is a bounty of image upscaling tools, able to increase the resolution of Midjourney generated AI images. One of the best options is Aiarty Image Enhancer.

Solution 2. Enlarge MJ Image without Losing Quality in Aiarty Image Enhancer

Aiarty Image Enhancer is an AI-powered image upscaler & enhancer, well-designed to upscale Midjourney images up to 4X, and 8X (up to 32K Hollywood-level quality and resolution) without sacrificing quality.

It strikes a delicate balance between image resolution upscale and quality enhancement –fix noisy artifacts, auto-corrects image common flaws, adds more details for skins/furs, restores image, and boosts sharpness. 

Price Plans: $85/yearly for 3 PCs, $115/lifetime for 3 PCs

Pros:

  • Upscale MJ AI image up to 8X its original size.
  • Upscale photo resolution and meanwhile denoise, and deblur, enhance image quality.
  • Easy to use. 1 Click to batch upscale images at one stroke.

Cons:

  • No independent face mode yet.

To upscale a Midjourney image with Aiarty Image Enhancer, you will first need to download the image from Midjourney. Once you have the image saved on your computer, you can proceed to the business.

Step 1. Free download and install Aiarty Image Enhancer on your Windows 10/11 PC or macOS, then launch it up.

Step 2. Drag and drop Midjourney AI-generated image files or folders to this AI image enhancer. It supports batch upscaling and enhancing, 100 Midjourney images 2X upscale completed in 2 minutes only. 

Usually, when you first add an image to the software, the models will automatically download. If not, tap the Aiarty product icon at the upper left-hand corner of the home screen > choose “Download All Models” and it will download all AI models to your local drive. Generally, it only costs you 5 minutes to download all models.

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details
Download All Models

Step 3. Choose the AI model from the 3 AI models: More Detail GAN v2, Smooth Diff v2 and Real-Photo v3. 

Generally, you’re advised to keep the default model: More Detail. Smooth Diff excels at restoring the original and eliminating flaws. The real-photo model is well-crafted for photorealistic images to deliver better fidelity. 

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

Step 4. Select Upscale. Feel free to upscale and enhance Midjourney images to 2X, 4X, or 8X, up to 32K ultra-high resolution.

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

Step 5. Hit the blue RUN button to begin upscaling and enhancing Midjourney AI images at GPU hardware accelerated speed. When the job is done, you can check the resulting Midjourney upscaled images and use them for printing, displaying, or sharing.

Examples of Upscaled Midjourney Images

Here are a few examples of Midjourney images that have been upscaled with Aiarty Image Enhancer, 2X more details and 8X more details comparison pictures: 

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details
How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

As you can see, Aiarty Image Enhancer can significantly upscale Midjourney AI image size and meanwhile improve the quality. Of course, if your budget is sufficient and want an AI image enhancer with more specific AI models, the industry leader Topaz Photo AI fits the bill.

Solution 3. Increase MJ Image Resolution with Topaz Photo AI

Topaz’s primary selling points are AI image upscale and refined AI quality improve models (Denoise, Sharpen, Face Recovery, Remove objects).

You can upscale the Midjourney image up to 6X its original size without artifacts or distortions. Meanwhile, you can benefit from its AI models to enhance your upscaled MJ quality to reserve your image details and fidelity.

Price Plans: $199 permanently plus 12 months of updates

Pros:

  • A wide selection of AI models is available for users to enhance images. 
  • Noise removal, sharpening, and face recovery in Topaz are a cut above.
  • Easy to use. 1 Click to batch upscale images at one stroke.

Cons:

  • Only upscale Midjourney image up to 6X.
  • No More Detail model.
  • High in price.

If the downsides of Topaz are acceptable to you, you can proceed to use it to upscale and enhance your MJ image now:

Step 1. Free download and install Topaz Photo AI on your computer. Fire it up then.

Step 2. Drag and drop to import the image(s) that you want to enlarge size.

Step 3. Click on the Upscale option to determine the enlarged times you want, 2X, 4X, or 6X.

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

Step 4. Select image enhancements if needed: Denoise, Sharpen, Face Recovery or Remove (objects). Adjust the sliders to control the level of noise reduction, sharpening, or face recovery.

How to Upscale Midjourney Image up to 4K 8K with More Details

Step 5. Save your masterpiece. Tap the Save button to export the enlarged image without sacrificing quality.

Conclusion

Upscaling your Midjourney creations offers a wealth of possibilities for artists and enthusiasts alike. Increased resolution allows for grander prints and crisp displays on high-definition screens. By preserving or even enhancing details, upscaling tools can breathe new life into your AI art, making it even more impactful and impressive.

Ultimately, the choice of upscaling tool and approach depends on your artistic vision and desired outcome.

Experimenting with different upscalers and techniques can unlock the full potential of your Midjourney images.

With careful consideration and exploration, you can seamlessly integrate high-resolution versions of your AI art into various creative projects and presentations.

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