MacBook M1: How to install and run Stable Diffusion

Gonzalo Ruiz de Villa
gft-engineering
Published in
4 min readSep 6, 2022

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Stable Diffusion is an open machine learning model developed by Stability AI to generate digital images from natural language descriptions that has become really popular in the last weeks.

Image generated by Stable Diffusion of an alien landscape with futuristic towers

These are the steps I followed to run Stable Diffusion on my laptop with Apple Silicon. These worked for me, and I hope they can work for you too. The first steps are the same I wrote down…

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Gonzalo Ruiz de Villa
gft-engineering

Engineer, Google Developer Expert , co-founder of Adesis Netlife, Chlydro and Kenobi Ventures. CTO @ GFT Group