Get a weekly rundown of the latest AI models and research... subscribe!

Sdxl Lightning 4step


AI model preview image
The SDXL-Lightning by ByteDance is a text-to-image model that delivers high-quality images in four steps. Users input a 'seed' number, desired image width, height, and a text prompt, then specify a scheduler, how many outputs they want, guidance scale, a negative prompt indicating what to avoid, and the number of inference steps. The model then produces a URL of the generated image based on the given text prompt. It enhances the speed and quality of converting text prompts to corresponding images.

Use cases

The SDXL-Lightning-4step AI model developed by ByteDance is a swift and versatile tool for generating high-quality images based on textual prompts. The model has numerous practical applications across various sectors. For instance, in the advertising industry, companies can leverage this tool to create accurate and engaging visual content inspired by their campaign concepts. Similarly, news agencies can use this model to create illustrative representations complementing their news articles. It has significant scope in the education sector as well, where teachers can use this model to create images as per textual descriptions to aid the understanding of complicated concepts. In the entertainment sector, movie makers or animators can put this model to use for quickly sketching out scenes based on the movie script. The tool might also be developed into a commercial product for artists, enabling them to produce visual artwork based on their creative ideas or stories. Furthermore, this AI model could find potential use in digital games development, where creators can generate specific scenes or characters based on the game narrative. The model's 'negative prompt' feature may also be utilized for quality control, providing lower-quality prototypes before creating a high-quality final image.



Cost per run
Avg run time

Creator Models

Realvisxl2 Lora Inference$?1,987
Wizardcoder 15b V1$?459
Vicuna 13b V1.3$?3,554
Wizardcoder Python 34b V1.0$?830

Similar Models

Try it!

You can use this area to play around with demo applications that incorporate the Sdxl Lightning 4step model. These demos are maintained and hosted externally by third-party creators. If you see an error, message me on Twitter.

Currently, there are no demos available for this model.


Summary of this model and related resources.

Model NameSdxl Lightning 4step

SDXL-Lightning by ByteDance: a fast text-to-image model that makes high-qua...

Model LinkView on Replicate
API SpecView on Replicate
Github LinkView on Github
Paper LinkView on Arxiv


How popular is this model, by number of runs? How popular is the creator, by the sum of all their runs?

Model Rank
Creator Rank


How much does it cost to run this model? How long, on average, does it take to complete a run?

Cost per Run$-
Prediction Hardware-
Average Completion Time-