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Tutorial - Stable Diffusion

Let's run AUTOMATIC1111's stable-diffusion-webui on NVIDIA Jetson to generate images from our prompts!

What you need

  1. One of the following Jetson's:

    Jetson AGX Orin 64GB Jetson AGX Orin (32GB) Jetson Orin Nano Orin (8GB)

  2. Running one of the following versions of JetPack 5

    JetPack 5.1.2 (L4T r35.4.1) JetPack 5.1.1 (L4T r35.3.1) JetPack 5.1 (L4T r35.2.1)

  3. Sufficient storage space (preferably with NVMe SSD).

    • 6.8GB for container image
    • 4.1GB for SD 1.5 model

Set up a container for stable-diffusion-webui

The jetson-containers project provides pre-built Docker images for stable-diffusion-webui. You can clone the repo to use its utilities that will automatically pull/start the correct container for you, or you can do it manually.

git clone
cd jetson-containers
sudo apt update; sudo apt install -y python3-pip
pip3 install -r requirements.txt


JetsonHacks provides an informative walkthrough video on jetson-containers, showcasing the usage of both the stable-diffusion-webui and text-generation-webui containers. You can find the complete article with detailed instructions here.

How to start

If you are running this for the first time, go through the pre-setup and see the jetson-containers/stable-diffusion-webui readme.

Use and autotag script to automatically pull or build a compatible container image:

cd jetson-containers
./ $(./autotag stable-diffusion-webui)

The container has a default run command (CMD) that will automatically start the webserver like this:

cd /opt/stable-diffusion-webui && python3 \
  --data=/data/models/stable-diffusion \
  --enable-insecure-extension-access \
  --xformers \
  --listen \

You should see it downloading the model checkpoint on the first run.

Open your browser and access http://<IP_ADDRESS>:7860

Results / Output Examples

Stable Diffusion XL

To generate even higher-quality and detailed images, check out the next part of the tutorial that uses the latest Stable Diffusion XL models!

Want to explore using Python APIs to run diffusion models directly? See jetson-containers/stable-diffusion.