How to run Stable Diffusion on an M1 Mac

Joshua Dance
3 min readDec 12, 2022

Here are all the main ways, from easiest to hardest, to run Stable Diffusion on a Mac.

  1. Download DiffusionBee (easy)
  2. Use a web UI (medium)
  3. Run directly from the Terminal (hard)
  4. Run online (not local, can cost money)

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DiffusionBee (easiest way to run Stable Diffusion on a Mac)

The easiest way to run Stable Diffusion on your Mac is to download DiffusionBee.

Web UI (medium difficulty, but lots of features)

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Joshua Dance

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