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10 Essential Plugins You Must Have: A Review of A1111 WebUI Extensions

sd-webui2023-09-13105.7 min


Brief explanation of A1111 WebUI Extensions

Importance of plugins in enhancing web experience


The WebUI extension for ControlNet and other injection-based SD controls.

For more ControlNet Resources, please see ControlNet


It's not just an image browser, but also a powerful image manager. Precise image search combined with multi-selection operations allows for filtering/archiving/packaging, greatly increasing efficiency. It also supports running in standalone mode, without the need for SD-Webui.



It displays autocompletion hints for recognized tags from "image booru" boards such as Danbooru, which are primarily used for browsing Anime-style illustrations. Since some Stable Diffusion models were trained using this information, for example Waifu Diffusion and many of the NAI-descendant models or merges, using exact tags in prompts can often improve composition and consistency.



A custom extension for AUTOMATIC1111/stable-diffusion-webui that implements an expressive template language for random or combinatorial prompt generation along with features to support deep wildcard directory structures.

A house in summer by artist2
A {house|apartment|lodge|cottage} in {summer|winter|autumn|spring} by {2$$artist1|artist2|artist3}


EasyPhoto is a Webui UI plugin for generating AI portraits that can be used to train digital doppelgangers relevant to you. Training is recommended to be done with 5 to 20 portrait images, preferably half-body photos and do not wear glasses (It doesn't matter if the characters in a few pictures wear glasses). After the training is done, we can generate it in the Inference section. We support using preset template images or uploading your own images for Inference.



This is an extension for StableDiffusion's AUTOMATIC1111 web-ui that allows face-replacement in images. It is based on roop but will be developed seperately.


  • πŸŒ— Supports light and dark themes, with the ability to quickly switch in the navigation bar
  • 🌈 Supports custom theme colors and neutral colors, with the option to customize the logo
  • πŸͺ„ Supports one-click formatting of the prompt, with a simple tag editor provided
  • πŸŽ›οΈ Highly customizable sidebar, with a quick settings sidebar on the left and a model sidebar on the right
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Adjustable canvas ratio, ensuring that generated images are always displayed at the top
  • πŸ“± Mobile-friendly, with partial optimization for mobile screens
  • 🌍Support i18n and welcome PR contributions
  • πŸ“ Syntax highlighting in the prompt input box
  • πŸ“¦ Support PWA progressive web app


The web experience of A1111's Stable Diffusion web interface can be significantly enhanced with the use of various plugins. These extensions address a wide range of use cases, from image browsing and management, tag autocompletion, prompt generation, theme customization, to specific applications such as AI portrait generation and face-replacement in images.

Choosing the right extensions can greatly optimize the user experience, increase efficiency, and unlock new possibilities. It is recommended for users to explore these extensions and integrate them based on their individual needs and workflow. The open-source nature of these projects also means that they are continuously being improved and updated, ensuring that users always have access to the latest features and functionalities.

Whether you're an artist looking to generate unique art, a developer looking to customize your web UI, or simply a user looking to enhance your web experience, these plugins are essential tools to have in your arsenal.

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