The unprecedented rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has been the defining narrative of the year, with AI models transforming various technological domains. Amidst these developments, the release of Midjourney version 6 (V6) stands as a monumental stride in the realm of AI image generation.

The AI Battlefield: A Race for Innovation

The past year has seen a fervent race among AI models to outdo each other in terms of innovation in text-to-image, text-to-video, and image-to-image domains. Despite Midjourney's initial dominance, the competition has intensified, with various AI models introducing groundbreaking features.

Unveiling Midjourney v6

In this fiercely competitive landscape, the release of Midjourney v6 is seen as a major advancement. Developed over nine months, this version is the third model built from scratch on Midjourney's AI superclusters. It claims to generate more realistic imagery than its predecessors, thereby promising to bring a new level of photorealism to AI-generated images.

Updates to the Midjourney v6 Core Model:

  • Enhanced accuracy in prompt adherence and support for longer prompts.
  • Upgraded coherence and knowledge of the model.
  • Enhancements in image prompting and the remix feature.
  • Limited capability for text drawing (enclose your text in “quotes” and use --style raw or reduce --stylize values for better results)
    • Example command: /imagine a snapshot of "Hello World!" penned on a post-it note --ar 16:9 --v 6
  • Advanced upscaling options, offering both 'subtle' and 'creative' styles (doubles the resolution)
    • Buttons for these options available beneath your images after selecting U1/U2/U3/U4.

Supported features/parameters at the time of release:

  • -ar
  • -chaos
  • -weird
  • -tile
  • -stylize
  • -style raw
  • Vary (subtle)
  • Vary (strong)
  • Remix
  • /blend
  • /describe (only the v5 variant)

Functionality expected in the coming month but currently unavailable:

  • Pan
  • Zoom
  • Vary (region)
  • /tune
  • /describe (an updated v6 version)

Prompting Techniques and Style for Midjourney Version 6:

  • Utilizing v6 for prompts significantly differs from v5; adaptation to new methods is required.
  • Midjourney v6 is more sensitive to prompts. Avoid unnecessary elements like “award-winning, photorealistic, 4k, 8k.”
  • Be specific in requests for better comprehension by the model.
  • For a more photographic, unbiased, or literal result, default to --style raw.
  • Adjust --stylize values to influence prompt interpretation; lower values enhance understanding, while higher values (up to 1000) improve visual appeal.
  • Discussion and collaboration in the Official Midjourney Discord Server are encouraged to master the use of Midjourney v6

Conquering the In-Image Text Challenge

One of the persistent issues plaguing AI image generation has been the accurate representation of in-image text. Various AI models, including OpenAI’s DALL-E and others, have struggled to overcome this hurdle. However, early indications suggest that Midjourney V6 may have finally cracked this code, setting a precedent for other AI models.

All you have to do is write your text inside quotes "YOUR TEXT"

like this image prompt is: Beautiful girl with green hair, standing in front of a green neon sign that says "Artificin" --s 50 --v 6.0 --ar 16:9

Midjourney Artificin

The Impact of Midjourney v6

If it's true that Midjourney V6 has successfully resolved the in-image text problem, it could open a new chapter in AI image generation. This breakthrough could pave the way for more sophisticated and accurate AI models in the future.

First Look at Midjourney v6

Initial impressions of Midjourney V6 have been overwhelmingly positive. Detailed prompts, camera angle tests, and unedited images straight from Midjourney v6 have demonstrated its impressive capabilities and the significant leap from its previous version.

Guidelines for Using Midjourney v6

Though currently available only as an alpha version, users can access Midjourney V6 by adjusting the settings in the Midjourney Discord server or by simply appending a “–v 6” after their prompts to the Midjourney bot.

The Future of AI with Midjourney v6

The release of Midjourney v6 is a significant milestone in AI development. The improvements in this version not only signal the potential of Midjourney but also the boundless possibilities of AI models in the years to come.


In the evolving landscape of AI, Midjourney v6 stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of innovation. As we move into 2024 and beyond, it will be exciting to see how this version shapes up and what new frontiers it opens in AI image generation.

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Hamada Ghanem
Hamada Ghanem
Full stack developer

a Berlin Based web developer with over 5 years of experience. I specialise in development and design for mobile and web-based applications with a focus on simplicity & usability.