- Mar 27, 2022
GENERATE UNLIMITED HIGH QUALITY IMAGES USING AI FOR FREE - STABLE DIFFUSION
Step 1. Install Anaconda
Anaconda is a distribution of the Python and R programming languages for scientific computing.
The download and installation should be straightforward, but there is an important step you have to do, and that is checking the box for adding Anaconda to your PATH environment variables.
Step 2. Install Git
Git is free and open source software for distributed version control.
No special requirements for the installation.
Step 3. Git clone the stable-diffusion-webui repoDisclaimer: A restart might be needed in order for Anaconda/Git to work.
Open your CMD, cd ( ) to the folder you’d like to clone the above repo to, and type “git clone ” in your CMD.
The cloning should not take long, as the files are not big.
Don’t worry, the repo is virus-free. I mean, with 13.1k stars on GitHub it should very well be, but just to be completely sure, Malwarebytes goes into action.
You can close your CMD.
Step 4. Download the Stable Diffusion modelSource:
You will have to create an account on HuggingFace before being able to download the model.
Once you’ve created the account, download the sd-v1-4.ckpt weight.
The file will be 4GB in size, so make sure you have enough space.
Again, with its popularity, we shouldn’t even worry about viruses, but again, let’s just be sure. Malwarebytes, what do you think?
Step 5. Add the Stable Diffusion model to the WebUI kit we clonedSounds hard? Well, it’s not.
Simply go to where you cloned the repo in step 3, go to the following folder: stable-diffusion-webui → models → Stable-diffusion, and paste here the sd-v1-4.ckpt file we downloaded in step 4.
Step 6. Open the WebUI kit and have fun!All you have to do now is to go to the main “stable-diffusion-webui” folder and open the WebUI kit by double-clicking on webui-user.bat file.
When you do it for the first time, it will take a few minutes because the dependencies the kit requires need to be installed, after that the kit will load pretty fast.
Once the kit loads, it will provide you with an IP address.
Simply copy that address and paste it into your browser.
That’s it, you now have a full version of Stable Diffusion, right there on your computer, for you to use anytime you want, for FREE!
I won’t go into everything you can do with the webUI kit, that’s for you to try out on your own.
But, just to get your feet wet, write something in the “prompt” input area, then click the big orange “Generate button”, magic will happen.
I hope this helps some of you have an easier start in the world of AI! Credit: @esiquiel - Cracked.to