Midjourney Version 5.1: Back to Basics
The new "opinionated" Midjourney Version 5.1 combines Version 4's ease of use with Version 5's higher image quality. AI art beginners, rejoice!
When Midjourney Version 5 first came out in mid-March, the team was clear that it was a raw version without any “secret sauce” sprinkled in.
They called it “unopinionated.”
Well, Version 5.1. is here, and can you bet it’s got a few opinions!
Here’s the official launch summary from Midjourney CEO David Holz:
To boil all of this down to two main points, we can expect V5.1 to:
Return higher quality images in general
Make even basic prompts look pretty
Below are a few preliminary observations from my limited testing.
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📸V5 = best for photos 🎨V5.1 = best for art
Right off the bat, it’s obvious that while V5 skews photographic, V5.1 is a lot more artsy. (Just like V4 was.)
Here’s a “man riding a horse”: