Midjourney AI is one of the best AI image generators that is capable of creating beautiful images starting from user prompts, but there are so many options to choose from that can help you create your desired final product. In this guide, we will see some Midjourney aspect ratio options with examples.
While the Midjourney AI is free, there are also paid options to use it considering there have been many requests and it is easy to find the server busy or to see issues such as the "Failed to process your command" error.
Still, with the advent of Midjourney V5, it is possible to instruct the AI with a series of deep options to create, among other options, different aspect ratios. Let's see then how.
Midjourney aspect ratio options
First things first, for aspect ratio we mean the relationship between the width and height of an image. It is usually expressed by two numbers separated by a colon, for example, 4:3 or 16:10. This ratio can help you if you want to create, for example, a portrait versus a landscape.
On the Midjourney app, you can use the
--ar parameter to change the aspect ratio of the generated image. With the advent of V5, it is now possible to use whatever aspect ratio you want, even nonsensical ones such as 150:1.
Here are a few common aspect ratios with examples of what they might be used for so you can have an idea of what you are creating:
- --ar 3:1 used for Twitter profile banners.
- --ar 4:1 useful to create banners.
- --ar 3:2 used for film photography and to create portraits.
- --ar 7:4 quite useful for art prints and to create common photographs.
- --ar 16:9 the most common aspect ratio today, used for anything from YouTube videos to modern movies, smartphone pictures and desktop images.
- --ar 16:10 standard adopted by Apple for their MacBooks and Microsoft for Surface tablets.
This can give you an idea of how you can play around with aspect ratios to create your desired images, but let's also see some prompts to see what you can instruct the AI to generate.
Midjourney aspect ratio prompts with examples
Let us see if you want to create a typical portrait image, you could try using the following prompt:
“Black and white coloring page for adults, beautiful winged fairy sitting on a cliff side overlooking medieval fantasy style of Athens Greece with the Acropolis in the background --ar 4:5”
This is the resulting image:
To see the differences you can try running a similar prompt but by changing the aspect ratio, so you can see the different purpose of the image. Let's try this different one:
an electro music studio at night in a small apartment with two guys sitting around drinking coffee with a chaotic atmosphere --ar 16:9
This is the resulting image:
You can definitely see the difference, overall we would say that if you are looking for more uses for aspect ratios, it's good to keep in mind that portraits can be used for certain specific details while the landscape is perfect for an image which needs more breathing room.
A portrait aspect ratio (4:3) is best for:
- Book designs
- Posts on social media
- Portraits of people
- Close-ups of specific features in MidJourney prompts
While the landscape aspect ratio, it is best used for the following:
- Desktop wallpapers
- YouTube thumbnails
- Facebook Cover Images
- Nature scenes
- Concept art
But, you are definitely free to explore and find out which aspect ratios better suit your style.
And that covers everything about the Midjourney aspect ratio options. Before you leave, be sure to check out the best Midjourney prompts for realism and characters.
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