Update June 28th, added pruned version to V2 and V2 inpainting with VAE
After weeks in the making, I have a much improved model. No longer a merge, but additional training added to supplement some things I feel are missing in current models. Lots of new training for skin textures, lighting and non-asian faces to balance out the asian dominance in models. If you create a generic prompt, you'll get a greater variety of races and faces now. Skin textures are increased by a large amount, if that's not your thing, you can put detailed skin in the negative prompt and get back that airbrushed look if you like.
A photorealistic model I've been using for a little bit. I hate smooth airbrushed skin so I refined this model to be very realistic with great skin texture and details. There are 2 models, a standard and an ultra.
The Ultra model is nearly 3 times as large, but it's not 3 times as good. It is better though with a broader knowledge. You can even generate 1024x1024 in many cases. The config file is required for the Ultra model, be sure to download that too.
So I recommend using the normal version unless you have the need or vram to run the Ultra model. If you'd like to run the Ultra model with modest vram, try --medvram or --lowvram in your auto1111 startup script.
A side-by-side comparison. Link to see full-size samples with metadata. Like I said, the Ultra model isn't 3 times as good, but it is better across multiple subjects, not all. The pruned version of the Ultra model is debatable, might be better to use the normal V1 model in some cases. But all have been provided so you can make the choice yourself. For me, I use the Ultra model in every case.
Do you have requests? I've been putting in many more hours lately with this. That's my problem, not yours. But if you'd like to tip me, buy me a beer. Beer encourages me to ignore work and make AI models instead. Tip and make a request. I'll give it a shot if I can. Here at Ko-Fi