How to use Stable Diffusion for free on your Computer

Stable Horde is a free project that offers users the possibility to create visuals with Stable Diffusion from their computer video cards.

The program works on a collaborative model, where your pc resources will be shared with others and vice versa, the more people who use your resources via Stable Horde, the more rating points you will earn and the faster your generation process will be.

Registration is not required to generate visuals, but registering earns kudos (ratings) and increases the speed at which your generations are completed. This project offers users a unique way to create visuals from their video cards, which they can share with friends and family.

Create an account

As said it is possible to generate art without registering, but registering on the platform offers many advantages. By registering, your generations will be faster and at the same time you will accumulate deduction points from Stable Horde.

Enter your name and click on the “Submit” button

Get an API key

After you register, StableHorde will provide you with an API key that you can then use on the desktop platform. This key gives access to the StableHorde API, which can also be used to connect to third party applications and tools.

Download the desktop client

The client is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users. It may seem confusing at first, but it is actually quite intuitive and easy to use. So it shouldn’t take long to get used to it.

Use your API key by adding it to the options

Once the software is opened on your computer, go to the options to add your API key obtained previously.

Generate images

Generating on other people’s video cards is now possible for you. You can also get an overview of who is generating on your own video card. Joining an AI pool is a great way to maximize your production power and boost your earnings. Through the pool, you can get together with other users who have similar resources and interests to collaborate and get the most out of your work. 

The rewards are considerable, making it a great option for anyone looking to make the most of their resources. By doing this, you’ll be able to contribute to the creative efforts of the Stable Horde team and help them build a better image generator with Stable Diffusion.


InvokeAI is an alternative to Stable Horde and also a free and open-source image generator that works on the model of Stable Diffusion, you will find several Youtube videos detailing the process of accessing and using it to generate art and images via AI.

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