Microsoft will make its DALL-E-powered AI generator available on desktop for Edge users worldwide. The company first announced the move last month when its Bing chatbot integrated the image generation technology. However, this move could open it up to a wider audience.
It will be available in Edge’s sidebar when it is released. I and two other staffers who use Edge don’t have access to it yet. It should be easy to use. Simply type what you are looking for and Bing will create images that match your prompt. You can then download the images you like and make your own use of them.
Microsoft explains the feature in a Thursday blogpost. It allows users to create specific visuals for social media posts, slideshows, and documents. This feature has been available in many ways in the past — OpenAI’s DALL_E, Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator site, one of the many image generators – but putting it in Edge’s sidebar makes asking an AI to create some images while you’re working on other things online much easier.
Microsoft states that you must manually add the item to your sidebar to use it. Open the sidebar and click on the “+” button. Next, toggle the switch next Image Creator.
According to Microsoft’s senior director of communications, Microsoft “is experimenting with limits based upon usage patterns and continuing learning to help us optimize our experience for customers,” according Katy Asher. “Today, most users don’t face a limit on the number of images that they can create each day.”
Microsoft is adding new features to Edge such as the Drop tool, which allows you to send files and other content to your. This creates a personal notebook that can sync across all devices. Microsoft also added a tool called “Browser Essentials”, that allows you to click on a button and have Edge tells you how efficient it is at scanning for malware. However, this feature is only currently available in early access builds.