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InvokeAI is an implementation of Stable Diffusion, the open source text-to-image and image-to-image generator. It provides a streamlined process with various new features and options to aid the image generation process. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux machines, and runs on GPU cards with as little as 4 GB or RAM.

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This fork is rapidly evolving. Please use the Issues tab to report bugs and make feature requests. Be sure to use the provided templates. They will help aid diagnose issues faster.


This fork is supported across Linux, Windows and Macintosh. Linux users can use either an Nvidia-based card (with CUDA support) or an AMD card (using the ROCm driver).

First time users, please see Automated Installer for a walkthrough of getting InvokeAI up and running on your system. For alternative installation and upgrade instructions, please see: InvokeAI Installation Overview

Users who wish to make use of the PyPatchMatch inpainting functions will need to perform a bit of extra work to enable this module. Instructions can be found at Installing PyPatchMatch.

If you have an NVIDIA card, you can benefit from the significant memory savings and performance benefits provided by Facebook Lab's xFormers module. Instructions for Linux and Windows users can be found at Installing xFormers.

Hardware Requirements#


You wil need one of the following:

  • An NVIDIA-based graphics card with 4 GB or more VRAM memory.
  • An AMD-based graphics card with 4 GB or more VRAM memory (Linux only)
  • An Apple computer with an M1 chip.

We do not recommend the following video cards due to issues with their running in half-precision mode and having insufficient VRAM to render 512x512 images in full-precision mode:

  • NVIDIA 10xx series cards such as the 1080ti
  • GTX 1650 series cards
  • GTX 1660 series cards


  • At least 12 GB Main Memory RAM.


  • At least 18 GB of free disk space for the machine learning model, Python, and all its dependencies.


Precision is auto configured based on the device. If however you encounter errors like expected type Float but found Half or not implemented for Half you can try starting with the --precision=float32 flag:

(invokeai) ~/InvokeAI$ python scripts/ --full_precision

InvokeAI Features#

Latest Changes#

v2.2.4 (11 December 2022)#

the invokeai directory#

Previously there were two directories to worry about, the directory that contained the InvokeAI source code and the launcher scripts, and the invokeai directory that contained the models files, embeddings, configuration and outputs. With the 2.2.4 release, this dual system is done away with, and everything, including the invoke.bat and launcher scripts, now live in a directory named invokeai. By default this directory is located in your home directory (e.g. \Users\yourname on Windows), but you can select where it goes at install time.

After installation, you can delete the install directory (the one that the zip file creates when it unpacks). Do not delete or move the invokeai directory!

Initialization file invokeai/invokeai.init#

You can place frequently-used startup options in this file, such as the default number of steps or your preferred sampler. To keep everything in one place, this file has now been moved into the invokeai directory and is named invokeai.init.

To update from Version 2.2.3#

The easiest route is to download and unpack one of the 2.2.4 installer files. When it asks you for the location of the invokeai runtime directory, respond with the path to the directory that contains your 2.2.3 invokeai. That is, if invokeai lives at C:\Users\fred\invokeai, then answer with C:\Users\fred and answer "Y" when asked if you want to reuse the directory.

The (update.bat) script that came with the 2.2.3 source installer does not know about the new directory layout and won't be fully functional.

To update to 2.2.5 (and beyond) there's now an update path.#

As they become available, you can update to more recent versions of InvokeAI using an (update.bat) script located in the invokeai directory. Running it without any arguments will install the most recent version of InvokeAI. Alternatively, you can get set releases by running the script with an argument in the command shell. This syntax accepts the path to the desired release's zip file, which you can find by clicking on the green "Code" button on this repository's home page.

Other 2.2.4 Improvements#

For older changelogs, please visit the CHANGELOG.


Please check out our Q&A to get solutions for common installation problems and other issues.


Anyone who wishes to contribute to this project, whether documentation, features, bug fixes, code cleanup, testing, or code reviews, is very much encouraged to do so. If you are unfamiliar with how to contribute to GitHub projects, here is a Getting Started Guide.

A full set of contribution guidelines, along with templates, are in progress, but for now the most important thing is to make your pull request against the "development" branch, and not against "main". This will help keep public breakage to a minimum and will allow you to propose more radical changes.


This fork is a combined effort of various people from across the world. Check out the list of all these amazing people. We thank them for their time, hard work and effort.


For support, please use this repository's GitHub Issues tracking service. Feel free to send me an email if you use and like the script.

Original portions of the software are Copyright © 2020 Lincoln D. Stein

Further Reading#

Please see the original README for more information on this software and underlying algorithm, located in the file

Last update: January 23, 2023
Created: September 15, 2022