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How to Install Stable Diffusion on Your Mac

A Comprehensive Guide to Installing Stable Diffusion on Your Mac
Last Updated on August 11, 2023
How to Install Stable Diffusion on Your Mac
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Stable Diffusion by StabilityAI is taking over the internet by storm. Its main purpose is similar to other AI art generators, which generate images for text prompts. However, it is free and an open-source tool for Linux, MS Windows, and even Apple macOS. 

Today, we will learn how to install Stable Diffusion on your Mac.

Installation of Stable Diffusion on Mac

There are a couple of ways to use Stable Diffusion on Mac, which include the Diffusers and Draw Things App.

Diffusers App

The Diffusers app is easy to use with an Apple MacBook. The app is an exclusive making of Hugging Face, hosting different models of Stable Diffusion in its web-based domain. However, it has minimal models and customization available there.

Follow the link below to install it from Apple’s App page: https://apps.apple.com/app/diffusers/id1666309574

Draw Things App

Next, we have the Draw Things app, which apple users can install on their iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Again, it is straightforward to install this app and not any different from the installation of other apps.

Moreover, it has an extensive list of models with a fair set of customization options.

You can install it from the App store by clicking the below link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/draw-things-ai-generation/id6444050820

Can We Run Stable Diffusion on Other Apple Models Besides M1 And M2?

Running Stable Diffusion on any other model besides the Apple Silicon M1 and M2 is impossible. However, users can use it on any older model independently.


The Stable Diffusion is available for millions of users who use it on different operating systems. For example, it is effortless to install Apple Silicon M1 and M2 Macs, as shown above.

Although there may be a few other ways to install it on these Macs, the above two methods are the easiest and most common ones that anyone can follow.

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