Are you trying to retrieve a specific job ID in Midjourney?
Most people who use Midjourney to create artwork rarely ever get to see a Midjourney job ID nor do they know what to do with them.
However, there are a number of specific cases where it is incredibly useful to know how to retrieve the ID of a job that you created some time ago.
In this guide, we’ll show you two different methods that you can use to get the Midjourney job ID of your image generations.
Let’s dive right in.
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How to Get a Midjourney Job ID
The vast majority of users will probably never need to access a particular job ID of one of their images.
However, that does not mean that Midjourney job IDs have no purpose.
Quite the contrary.
There are a number of reasons why you might want to access specific details of an old image that you have created or perhaps even the image of another user.
The most common case is when someone would like to use Midjourney’s Remaster feature to re-generate an old image using a newer algorithm.
This has become particularly popular ever since Midjourney v4 was released to the public.
Another reason why you might want to retrieve a Midjourney job ID is that you want to know the exact seed that was used to create it.
All of the above are common reasons for needing the ID of a Midjourney image.
So how exactly do you retrieve a Midjourney job ID?
It’s actually quite simple and can be done in just a few simple steps.
From the Web App
Even though Midjourney is primarily used within Discord, there still is a web application that is primarily used as a community hub with social media features.
Retrieving a job ID is really easy from within any of the galleries.
- Step 1: Open the Midjourney web app and find the image whose job ID you want to get.
- Step 2: Hover your mouse over the image and click the button with the 3 little dots.
- Step 3: Now select “
Copy… > Job ID“. This will copy the ID to your clipboard.
Congratulations, you now have the Midjourney job ID of that particular image.
For those of you who primarily use Midjourney inside the official Midjourney Discord server, keeping track of all your images may be challenging.
So that’s why the Midjourney web app is usually the easier solution.
However, if you’ve invited the Midjourney bot to your own Discord server or only interact with the bot via DMs, then you can also get the Midjourney job ID straight from inside Discord.
- Step 1: Find the specific image generation whose job ID you want.
- Step 2: Click the “Reaction” button of the message and select the standard envelope emoji (
:envelope:). The Midjourney bot will send you a DM.
- Step 3: Check your DMs.
Inside your DMs, you’ll find the images, the Midjourney job ID, and sometimes even the seed that was used.
Key Points (tl;dr)
- You can retrieve the Midjourney job ID of an image by simply reacting to it with the “envelope” emoji. The Midjourney bot will send you a message with all the details.
- Alternatively, you can also go to the Midjourney web app, find the image, and copy its job ID from there.
- Once you have the ID, you can load it with the
/showcommand and continue working on it from there.
How to Use a Job ID in Midjourney
Once you have the job ID of a specific image, there are essentially 3 things you can do.
- Remaster the image (if it used an older algorithm)
- Continue working on the image (e.g. remix, upscale)
- Use its Seed to replicate it
Whatever path you choose, you’ll first have to load the job ID in Discord.
Here’s how you do that:
/show job_id: <value>
Bear in mind that Midjourney’s API must identify your account as the owner of the job, otherwise, you’ll receive an error.
Although you can use the same “envelope” reaction on any public generation in Discord to receive the images and the job ID, it won’t really do you any good.
You also won’t be able to see the seed used on a given image unless you own that job.
So copying other people’s hard work is definitely a lot more difficult than you might think.
For more details on how to use remaster and remix images, as well as how to use the seed parameter, make sure you check out our dedicated guides.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Before we close off this guide, let’s quickly address some of the most common questions related to Midjourney Job IDs.
How do you find a job ID in Midjourney?
The easiest way to find an image’s Midjourney job ID is to react to it with the “envelope” emoji in Discord. The Midjourney bot will send you a message that includes the job ID. Alternatively, you can also access your account’s archive in the Midjoureny web app and simply copy the job ID from there.
How do I use a Midjourney job ID?
To retrieve a job inside Discord, enter the
/showcommand, followed by the Midjourney job ID. If your account is the owner of the job, it will be loaded inside your Discord window within a few seconds. You can continue working on the image from where you originally left off.
What is the Midjourney Seed number used for?
--seedparameter allows you to set a specific value for the initial noise that usually introduces an element of randomness to the images Midjourney creates. Setting a specific seed eliminates the randomness and thereby yields more consistent results in terms of the overall composition. It is particularly useful for fine-tuning images.
Although most of you will rarely need to use this particular feature of Midjourney, it’s always good to know how it works.
Just remember that even though you can grab the Midjourney job ID of literally any public image, that does not mean that you’ll be able to load it with the
You need to be the owner of the job in order to do that.
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