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InstantID with LCM

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InstantID : Zero-shot Identity-Preserving Generation in Seconds

InstantID is a new state-of-the-art tuning-free method to achieve ID-Preserving generation with only single image, supporting various downstream tasks.



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Comparison with Previous Works

Comparison with existing tuning-free state-of-the-art techniques. InstantID achieves better fidelity and retain good text editability (faces and styles blend better).

Comparison with pre-trained character LoRAs. We don’t need multiple images and still can achieve competitive results as LoRAs without any training.

Comparison with InsightFace Swapper (also known as ROOP or Refactor). However, in non-realistic style, our work is more flexible on the integration of face and background.


You can directly download the model from Huggingface. You also can download the model in python script:

from huggingface_hub import hf_hub_download
hf_hub_download(repo_id="InstantX/InstantID", filename="ControlNetModel/config.json", local_dir="./checkpoints")
hf_hub_download(repo_id="InstantX/InstantID", filename="ControlNetModel/diffusion_pytorch_model.safetensors", local_dir="./checkpoints")
hf_hub_download(repo_id="InstantX/InstantID", filename="ip-adapter.bin", local_dir="./checkpoints")

If you cannot access to Huggingface, you can use hf-mirror to download models.

huggingface-cli download --resume-download InstantX/InstantID --local-dir checkpoints

For face encoder, you need to manually download via this URL to models/antelopev2 as the default link is invalid. Once you have prepared all models, the folder tree should be like:

  β”œβ”€β”€ models
  β”œβ”€β”€ checkpoints
  β”œβ”€β”€ ip_adapter


# !pip install opencv-python transformers accelerate insightface
import diffusers
from diffusers.utils import load_image
from diffusers.models import ControlNetModel

import cv2
import torch
import numpy as np
from PIL import Image

from import FaceAnalysis
from pipeline_stable_diffusion_xl_instantid import StableDiffusionXLInstantIDPipeline, draw_kps

# prepare 'antelopev2' under ./models
app = FaceAnalysis(name='antelopev2', root='./', providers=['CUDAExecutionProvider', 'CPUExecutionProvider'])
app.prepare(ctx_id=0, det_size=(640, 640))

# prepare models under ./checkpoints
face_adapter = f'./checkpoints/ip-adapter.bin'
controlnet_path = f'./checkpoints/ControlNetModel'

# load IdentityNet
controlnet = ControlNetModel.from_pretrained(controlnet_path, torch_dtype=torch.float16)

base_model = 'wangqixun/YamerMIX_v8'  # from
pipe = StableDiffusionXLInstantIDPipeline.from_pretrained(

# load adapter

Then, you can customized your own face images

# load an image
face_image = load_image("./examples/yann-lecun_resize.jpg")

# prepare face emb
face_info = app.get(cv2.cvtColor(np.array(face_image), cv2.COLOR_RGB2BGR))
face_info = sorted(face_info, key=lambda x:(x['bbox'][2]-x['bbox'][0])*x['bbox'][3]-x['bbox'][1])[-1]  # only use the maximum face
face_emb = face_info['embedding']
face_kps = draw_kps(face_image, face_info['kps'])

# prompt
prompt = "film noir style, ink sketch|vector, male man, highly detailed, sharp focus, ultra sharpness, monochrome, high contrast, dramatic shadows, 1940s style, mysterious, cinematic"
negative_prompt = "ugly, deformed, noisy, blurry, low contrast, realism, photorealistic, vibrant, colorful"

# generate image
image = pipe(

Speed Up with LCM-LoRA

Our work is compatible with LCM-LoRA. First, download the model.

from huggingface_hub import hf_hub_download
hf_hub_download(repo_id="latent-consistency/lcm-lora-sdxl", filename="pytorch_lora_weights.safetensors", local_dir="./checkpoints")

To use it, you just need to load it and infer with a small num_inference_steps. Note that it is recommendated to set guidance_scale between [0, 1].

from diffusers import LCMScheduler

lcm_lora_path = "./checkpoints/pytorch_lora_weights.safetensors"

pipe.scheduler = LCMScheduler.from_config(pipe.scheduler.config)

num_inference_steps = 10
guidance_scale = 0

Start a local gradio demo

Run the following command:

python gradio_demo/

Usage Tips

  • For higher similarity, increase the weight of controlnet_conditioning_scale (IdentityNet) and ip_adapter_scale (Adapter).
  • For over-saturation, decrease the ip_adapter_scale. If not work, decrease controlnet_conditioning_scale.
  • For higher text control ability, decrease ip_adapter_scale.
  • For specific styles, choose corresponding base model makes differences.
  • We have not supported multi-person yet, will only use the largest face as reference pose.

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The code of InstantID is released under Apache License for both academic and commercial usage. However, both manual-downloading and auto-downloading face models from insightface are for non-commercial research purposes only accoreding to their license. Users are granted the freedom to create images using this tool, but they are obligated to comply with local laws and utilize it responsibly. The developers will not assume any responsibility for potential misuse by users.

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If you find InstantID useful for your research and applications, please cite us using this BibTeX:

  title={InstantID: Zero-shot Identity-Preserving Generation in Seconds},
  author={Wang, Qixun and Bai, Xu and Wang, Haofan and Qin, Zekui and Chen, Anthony},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2401.07519},