Run Stable Diffusion Without GPU [No Internet]

Sujeet Kumar
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In the AI landscape, the Stable Diffusion model has emerged as a powerful tool for generating images from textual descriptions. However, running Stable Diffusion typically requires a robust GPU, which can be a hurdle for many users. Moreover, several services claim to provide Stable Diffusion without the need for a GPU, but these are often cloud-based and require a paid subscription, thus necessitating an internet connection.

Fortunately, a software named Easy Diffusion provides a solution to these challenges. It allows users to run Stable Diffusion without the need for a GPU or an internet connection while retaining all the features. This article will guide you through installing and using Easy Diffusion.

Important Note: Easy Diffusion is a handy tool for running Stable Diffusion without a GPU or internet connection. While image generation might be slower on a CPU, it’s a great solution for those without access to a GPU or stable internet.

Step-by-Step Installation Process

  1. Download the Software: Download the Easy Diffusion software suitable for your operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac).
  2. Install the Software: Run the downloaded executable file to install the software. If you’re on Windows and a warning pops up, click ‘More info’ and then ‘Run anyway’.Note for Windows Users: To avoid file path length issues, install the software at the top level of your drive (like C:\EasyDiffusion or D:\EasyDiffusion)
  3. Run the Software: After installation, launch Easy Diffusion from your Start Menu or desktop.

For Linux/Mac users, unzip the downloaded folder, open a terminal, navigate to the folder directory, and run ./ or bash

Uninstalling the Software

Uninstalling is as easy as deleting the Easy Diffusion folder from your system.

Software Features

Easy Diffusion is user-friendly and comes packed with a variety of features:

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  1. Easy Installation: You don’t need to be tech-savvy to install and run this software.
  2. Simple UI: The interface is clean and easy to navigate.
  3. Task Queue: You can queue multiple tasks, no need to wait for one to finish before starting another.
  4. Live Preview: Watch your image come to life as the AI draws it.
  5. Built-in Styles and Image Modifiers: Easy Diffusion offers a library of preset styles. Simply pick a style and watch as the generated image takes on the selected style. You can also modify images using different tags.
  6. Custom Models and Plugins: The software supports custom models and offers a plugins system for enhanced functionality. You can even use your own VAE models.
  7. Upscaling Features: Built-in upscaling features allow you to enhance the resolution of your generated images.

Where to put your custom model?

This process is similar to Automatic 1111. Just find where you installed EasyDiffusion, then inside of it finds the model folder, then the stable diffusion folder, and paste the custom model inside of it.

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