General Settings

Modified on Mon, 22 Apr at 8:04 AM




  • The number of iterations that the current settings will be used to execute a generation. 
  • For example, when utilizing dynamic prompts to generate more than one prompt per generation, the number of images produced will be (# of dynamic prompts) x (# of iterations). Iterations started with the same prompt will be added to the queue as part of the same batch.
  • Iterations can be set by changing the number next to the "Invoke" button 
  • Tip: Iterations can be utilized to easily generate multiple options with a given prompt and chose the best one to send to the Unified Canvas for Inpainting / Outpainting


  • The ratio of the generated image - `Free` indicates no aspect ratio lock has been applied. Models are best when generating certain image sizes, with each model having a specific ratio.:
    • SD1.5 Models typically perform best at 512x512 images, unless a model creator has instructed otherwise.
    • SDXL Models typically perform best 1024x1024 images
  • Generating outside of these image sizes can result in images that have duplications or are distorted
  • The aspect ratio can be Swapped (W/H switched) or Locked using the Swap/Lock icons.
  • The image settings can be optimized for the aspect ratio & model selected by hitting the Optimize button.


  • The width of the generated image.


  • The height of the generated image.

Seed (Advanced Options)

  • Controls the starting noise used for generation. Disable “Random Seed” to produce identical results with the same generation settings.



  • The Model used for the denoising steps
  • There are two base model architectures that are used: SD1.5, and SDXL - These base models are then trained to specialize in generating different content. Many new models have been created using these, with different models specialized in producing certain aesthetics and content. Each base model type is separated in the Model dropdown.
  • Adding custom models to InvokeAI:
    • Indie tier users can add custom models to use with their account
    • Enterprise & Premier users can contact their organization's administrator to add custom models to the account. Each model will then need to added to individual projects - This ensures that any proprietary or custom models are secured.

Steps (Advanced Options)

  • Number of steps that will be performed in each generation. Higher step counts will typically create better images but will require more generation time - A good place to start is about 30-35.

CFG Scale (Advanced Options)

  • Classifier Free Guidance (CFG) Scale controls how much guidance your prompt terminology will impact the generation process. Lower values can offer more flexibility/freedom to the model, while higher models can better capture the spirit of your prompt. Too high, or too low, and you'll find that quality will deteriorate. A good place to start is typically around 6-7.

Scheduler (Advanced Options)

  • Scheduler defines how to iteratively add noise to an image or how to update a sample based on a model's output
  • There are many different Schedulers, each producing different results
  • Two popular ones to start with are Euler and DPM++ 2M Karras. Modifying the step count will affect the image result based on the scheduler used. With these two schedulers, Euler can generally be used with a lower step count, while DPM++ 2M Karras will require a higher step count.

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