How To Change Midjourney Aspect Ratio After Without Changing The Image

In the world of ai art generation, fixed aspect ratios have been a longstanding limitation.

If you have created square images or any other specific aspect ratio in midjourney, you know that it is almost impossible to alter it after generation.

However, thanks to the introduction of the zoom-out feature in version 5.2 and beyond, changing the aspect ratio of your midjourney images has become so easy and convenient.

In this article, we will explore how you can use the custom zoom out button in midjourney to change the aspect ratio of your upscaled images to any desired dimensions. The best part is that your original image will remain the same.

Understanding the limitations

In the past, changing the aspect ratio of midjourney images meant re-running the prompt and adding new custom dimensions.

This process was time-consuming; sometimes, you had to do multiple prompting to get a similar image. Even if you used the same seed number, the new images will not be the same as the original.

Fortunately, the zoom out feature has solved this problem. You are no longer limited to one aspect ratio. And you can change the canvas dimensions as many times as you want.

Using zoom out button to change aspect ratios

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If you want to change the aspect ratio of your midjourney images after generation, you will need to use the ‘custom zoom out’ button.

This feature allows you to modify the aspect ratio without the need to re-run the entire prompt or change the original image.

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To get started, you should follow these simple steps:

  • Upscale the original image.
  • Click on the “custom zoom button.”
  • Add a custom aspect ratio or change the existing one in the prompt.
  • Click the “submit” button.
  • Four new images will be generated that are identical to the original.

Things to keep in mind

It’s important to note that currently, changing the aspect ratio using the zoom out feature only works if you use the “–zoom 1” command. So, make sure to include this in your prompt before you hit the submit button.

Another thing to remember is that you should have a clear idea of your desired aspect ratio.

Whether you want a landscape image, portrait, or any other custom dimensions, knowing the specifics will help you save your fast hours and avoid re-running prompts.


With the zoom out feature, you can easily change the dimensions of your images in midjourney. To get started, all you have to do is use the custom zoom out button and the “–zoom 1” command.

This allows you to add or modify the aspect ratio of your images to any desired dimensions.

The flexibility gives you the freedom to easily create stunning images in midjourney while avoiding hours of repetitive prompting.