Stable Diffusion XL Download – Using SDXL model offline with ComfyUI and Automatic1111

Stability AI has finally released the Stable Diffusion XL model on HuggingFace! You can download it here.

upd. SDXL 1.0 is out! Check it out on HuggingFace.

If you don’t want to waste time installing the software and figuring out how to set it all up, you can try SDXL online here or on ClipDrop but it’ll be just a base model.

Here’s a couple of examples of how SDXL 0.9 base images look like at the moment with the right prompts and settings:

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Now that the model is out, the open-source community can start working on top of it and create more content like LoRA models, LyCORIS, or straight up train the base models on new content.

How to use SDXL 1.0 offline after downloading

There are several options on how you can use SDXL model:

How to install SDXL 1.0 with ComfyUI

ComfyUI is a powerful modular graphic interface for Stable Diffusion models that allows you to create complex workflows using nodes.

You will need a powerful Nvidia GPU or Google Colab to generate pictures with ComfyUI.

It also works perfectly on Apple Mac M1 or M2 silicon. It’s a perfect tool for anyone who wants granular control over the SDXL generation or wants to learn how Stable Diffusion models work.

And here’s how you can use SDXL with ComfyUI:

  1. Get the base and refiner models on Huggingface (check out the links in the beginning of this article).
  2. Install ComfyUI and put the model files in (ComfyUI install folder) \ ComfyUI \ models \ checkpoints.
  3. Load this workflow on ComfyUI (you can download it and load there or just copy all the code and paste on ComfyUI):

In the end, the interface will look like this:

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And here’s an example of an SDXL generated image created in ComfyUI by someone who knows what he’s doing:

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Image credit: Redditor u/enormousaardvark


I’m not really sure how to use it with A1111 at the moment. And I’m not sure if it’s possible at all with the SDXL 0.9.

I’ve heard they’re working on SDXL 1.0 that should work on Automatic1111, so maybe give it a couple of weeks more.

I will update this article when there’s more info from the community.


  • Dee Miller

    Dee Miller is the founder and the writer at Go Find AI. Dee has been into AI since about 2018 when he first realized how revolutionary the AI tech is. Today when AI is all the hype, Dee is looking to make navigating the AI space easier for the newcomers.

  1. It is so complicated to download the software for people who try for the first time

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