The aspect ratio of an image is the width-to-height ratio of that image. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a semicolon.
For example, a 1:1 aspect ratio indicates that an image has an equal height and width, making it perfectly square. On the other hand, an aspect ratio of 2:1 means that the image's width is double its height.
By default, Midjourney creates images using an aspect ratio of 1:1, providing users with square assets. You can change this default value using the --aspect (or --ar) parameter.
Take this prompt as an example:
/imagine prompt: London, in the style of miniature fakingCreate your prompt library with Imagifly →
This will likely produce images similar to those below. Note that all images have the same height and width.
However, if you're aiming for images where the width is 1.5 times the height, simply append the 3:2 aspect ratio to your prompt like so:
/imagine prompt: London, in the style of miniature faking, --ar 3:2Create your prompt library with Imagifly →
Always use whole numbers for the aspect ratio (e.g., 3:2 instead of 1.5:1).
For more info on the aspect parameter, check the Midjourney documentation.
If you have already created an image in Midjourney and wish to change its aspect ratio, you have two options.
You can use the zoom out feature found on every upscaled image.
To upscale an image, select one of the options from U1 to U4 corresponding to your chosen image. Midjourney will generate an upscaled version of the original one.
Below the upscaled image, you'll see a 'Custom Zoom' option. Clicking on it reveals a panel where you can define your desired aspect ratio. Here's how:
Below, you'll find a side-by-side comparison of a square image (on the left) and its 3:2 aspect ratio version (on the right), achieved using the 'Custom Zoom' option.
The Pan option lets you extend an image in any direction without altering its original content. To access the Pan buttons, upscale the image using the U buttons.
Beneath the upscaled version, you'll find four directional arrows (top/bottom/left/right). These allow you to pan the image. For instance, selecting the left arrow extends the image leftward.
In our example, we'll adjust a 1:1 aspect ratio image to 3:2 by panning leftward.
For greater aspect ratios like 5:2, you can pan the image in multiple directions, say, both left and right, and then crop the result to achieve the desired ratio.
Below, the image on the left is square, while the one on the right has been adjusted to a 3:2 aspect ratio using the Pan feature.
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