Microsoft releases Edge’s AI image generator to everyone

Microsoft is making its DALL-E-powered AI image generator “available on the desktop to Edge users worldwide.” The company announced it was coming last month when it integrated image creation technology into the Bing chatbot, but the move will be available to a wider audience.

As it turns out – me and two others edge Employees using Edge don’t seem to have access to it yet – Edge has “Image Creator” in its sidebar. It should be very simple to use; You type in what you want to see. Then, you can download the ones you like and use them as you need.

In A Thursday blog post, Microsoft offers the feature as a way to create “more specific” views when working on social media posts or slideshows and documents. Previously this was possible in various ways – you could use OpenAI’s DALL-E, Microsoft’s Bing image creation platformThe built-in image generator in Bing Chat — or one of the many other image generators — placed right in Edge’s sidebar makes it super easy to ask the AI ​​for some images while you’re doing something else on the web.

According to Microsoft, you have to manually add it to your sidebar before using it, at least for now. To do so, open the sidebar, click the “+” button, and then toggle the switch next to Image Maker.

Microsoft is “testing the limits in terms of usage patterns and continues to learn to help us improve the experience for customers,” according to a statement. on the edge from Katie Asher, Senior Director of Communications. “Most users today are not faced with the number of images they can create per day.”

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The company is also adding other features to Edge, such as a Drop tool that lets you send files and other content, creating a personal notebook that syncs across devices. Even Microsoft Added “Browser Essentials” tool This is a button you can click to let you know what a great job Edge is doing at performing efficiently and scanning for malware (this feature is currently only available in Early Access builds).

Updated April 7, 6:01PM ET: Added statement from Microsoft about image creation limitations.

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