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ComfyUI Node: External Image (ComfyUI Deploy)

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Install this extension via the ComfyUI Manager by searching for  ComfyUI Deploy
  • 1. Click the Manager button in the main menu
  • 2. Select Custom Nodes Manager button
  • 3. Enter ComfyUI Deploy in the search bar
After installation, click the  Restart button to restart ComfyUI. Then, manually refresh your browser to clear the cache and access the updated list of nodes.

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External Image (ComfyUI Deploy) Description

Facilitates integration of external images into AI art projects in ComfyUI, fetching from URLs and base64, streamlining workflow.

External Image (ComfyUI Deploy):

The ComfyUIDeployExternalImage node is designed to facilitate the integration of external images into your AI art projects within the ComfyUI environment. This node allows you to fetch images from various sources, including URLs and base64 encoded strings, and seamlessly incorporate them into your workflow. By leveraging this node, you can easily access and utilize external images without the need for manual downloads or conversions, streamlining your creative process. The node handles image fetching, decoding, and preprocessing, ensuring that the images are correctly formatted and ready for further processing in your AI models. This functionality is particularly useful for artists who want to incorporate diverse visual elements from the web or other sources into their projects, enhancing the richness and variety of their creations.

External Image (ComfyUI Deploy) Input Parameters:


The input_id parameter is a string that specifies the source of the image you want to fetch. It can be a URL starting with http or a base64 encoded string that represents the image data. When a URL is provided, the node will fetch the image from the specified web address. If a base64 encoded string is provided, the node will decode the string to retrieve the image. This parameter is crucial as it determines the source and format of the image to be processed. There are no specific minimum or maximum values for this parameter, but it must be a valid URL or base64 encoded string.


The default_value parameter is an optional parameter that specifies a default image to be used in case the input_id is invalid or the image fetching process fails. This parameter ensures that the node can still produce an output even if the primary image source is unavailable. The default value should be an image object that can be used as a fallback. There are no specific constraints on this parameter, but it should be a valid image object.

External Image (ComfyUI Deploy) Output Parameters:


The image output parameter is the processed image that has been fetched and decoded from the specified input_id. This image is returned as a tensor, which is a multi-dimensional array used in AI and machine learning models. The tensor format ensures that the image is ready for further processing and integration into your AI workflows. The output image is normalized and converted to a format suitable for AI models, making it easy to incorporate into your projects.

External Image (ComfyUI Deploy) Usage Tips:

  • Ensure that the input_id parameter is a valid URL or base64 encoded string to avoid errors during the image fetching process.
  • Use the default_value parameter to provide a fallback image, ensuring that your workflow continues smoothly even if the primary image source is unavailable.
  • When using URLs, make sure the image is accessible and the URL is correct to prevent fetching errors.

External Image (ComfyUI Deploy) Common Errors and Solutions:

Invalid image url provided.

  • Explanation: This error occurs when the input_id parameter is neither a valid URL nor a base64 encoded string.
  • Solution: Verify that the input_id is correctly formatted as a URL or base64 encoded string. Ensure there are no typos or formatting issues.

Fetching image from url: <input_id>

  • Explanation: This message indicates that the node is attempting to fetch an image from the specified URL.
  • Solution: If the image fails to load, check the URL for correctness and ensure the image is accessible from the web.

Decoding base64 image

  • Explanation: This message indicates that the node is attempting to decode a base64 encoded image string.
  • Solution: If the image fails to decode, ensure that the base64 string is correctly formatted and complete. Verify that the string starts with the appropriate prefix (e.g., data:image/png;base64,).

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