What would AI content be without an AI-generated image to accompany it?

Each Byword article comes with one or more AI-generated images, which you can upload to your CMS.

Model Versions

This article, and indeed the screenshot above, cover the latest Byword image model (SDXL - Aug 2023). This has been the default image model on new accounts since the start of August, and is recommended for use. You can toggle the image model version on your Settings page, if you'd like to revert to prior image models.

Image sizes

Byword can generate images in two sizes:

  • Regular - 1024x768

  • Wide - 1024x512

You can switch between these image modes on your Settings page.

Colour Scheme

You can force Byword to stick to a certain colour scheme by specifying it on your Settings page.

Image quality is generally higher when leaving the colour scheme blank, so we'd recommend leaving it blank unless colour scheme is a high priority for your brand.

Your colour scheme should ideally:

  • Contain one or two colours

  • Contain zero or one modifier per colour

Good examples therefore are:

  • orange

  • pastel orange

  • pastel orange and turquoise

  • pastel orange and faded turquoise

Poor examples are:

  • orange blue green white Too many colours

  • deep rich ocean-like blue Too many modifiers

  • generate in the style of andy warhol Not relevant to the images' colour

Inline Images

Byword also lets you generate inline images; images which sit inside the body of the article. All inline images are generated at 1024x512px. You can change the number of images you'd like generated per article on the settings page:

Note that the number selected here includes the header image:

  • If you select 1, then only the header image will generate.

  • If you select 4, then the header image and 3 additional inline images will be generated.


The image is styled via inline CSS to use width: 100% and max-width: 600px. This means that, when exported to a site, the image will try to be the same width as your text, up to a maximum of 600px.


Byword's direct integrations (WordPress and Webflow) will all handle image syncing automatically:

  • In WordPress, the image is uploaded to your site's media library, and then associated with your article as its featured image.

  • In Webflow, the image is uploaded into whichever CMS collection field you specify during the integration setup.

Indirect integrations (Zapier, API, CSV) will return the image asset URL in their results, so that you can handle the image however you like.


Note that in HTML exports of Byword articles (both when copying to clipboard from the web interface, or in CSV exports) the images are purposefully not embedded into the HTML. This was a conscious choice made because of the variety of ways that different CMSs handle images. Instead:

Potential issues

These images are generated concurrently with your article, using a customised AI image model. They have some known issues, namely that they're not always the best at depicting text or human figures. Byword tries to mitigate these issues as best as possible, but sometimes these issues are visible in the final output. As such, images have always been positioned as a free add-on, on top of the core product (the article).

The fact that these images are generated by a customised AI model means that you don't have to worry about copyright or royalties. The images are all totally unique to your article, and you won't find them elsewhere online.

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