Microsoft has added the AI based image creator tool to the latest version of the Edge web browser. This AI tool is titled Bing Image Creator and it accepts text description in order to create images. For example, you can tell it to create “astronaut resting on the Mars in a beach chair” and it will generate the image for you.
This tool uses Dall-E which is another technology from OpenAI (the same people who created world famous ChatGPT). Dall-E is an artificial intelligence system that can create realistic images from a textual description in natural languages.
Microsoft has made Bing Image Creator from a website as well as through the Edge web browser. In the first case, you can simply visit https://www.bing.com/create, login to your Microsoft account and start using it. Obviously, you must have joined the Bing AI chat which is available through invite or waitlist at the moment.
If you want to access this tool from your Microsoft Edge web browser, then you can follow these steps:
- First of all ensure that you are using the latest version of the Edge web browser. This feature was added only in the version 112 of Edge browser.
- Login to your Microsoft account in the Edge browser. This can be done by clicking on the user icon in the top-right corner and then clicking on the Sign on.
- Click on the Image Creator tool icon in the side-bar.
- Type in the description for creating the image. You should be as descriptive as possible without causing confusion. Describe the style, background, and type properly. Click on the Create button to proceed.
- Wait for a few seconds or minutes before Bing creates the image using Dall-E. Four different variations of generated image will appear in the image creator tool. You can share them over social networks or download it to your local hard drive.
In the image creator tool, you will find a small golden number count displayed next to the ‘Create” button. These are your “boosts” which make image generation faster. Each time you generate an image using this AI tool, one boost is used. When you run out of the boosts, image generation is going to take a longer time. I guess it is a way to reduce the load on their AI server.