InvokeAI: Configuration and performance - Steps

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In the context of Stable Diffusion, the step setting refers to the number of diffusion steps the model takes to generate an image. Each step involves the model iteratively reducing the noise level in the image, gradually revealing the underlying image. The step setting determines the overall detail and fidelity of the generated image.

A higher step setting indicates that the model will take more steps to generate the image, resulting in a more detailed and realistic image. However, it also means that the generation process will take longer. Conversely, a lower step setting will produce a quicker image generation but may result in less detail and sharpness.

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