Create AI images with Bing and the Edge browser
Microsoft integrates the Bing Image Creator into its software. Here’s what you need to know:
Microsoft unveiled its AI-powered new versions of Bing and Edge in February 2023, and now the Redmond (Washington state) company is taking the next step and making the new Bing more visual. For this purpose, the US company is integrating the so-called Bing Image Creator into the new Bing and into the Edge browser. The tool is based on OpenAI’s Dall-E model. AI-lookup explains what the tool can do and how you can get it.
The new Bing Image Generator allows you to generate images in Bing chat. You start the image generator with entries such as “draw an image” or “create an image”. As is so common, Microsoft first distributes the new feature to a select group of users in the preview channels and gradually unlocks it for all users. Microsoft is also building the feature into the sidebar of the Edge browser (see the following screenshot).
If you don’t want to wait for the feature to show up, test the Bing Picture Generator now via the Bing website if needed.
How does the Bing Image Creator work?
The way the Bing Image Creator works is reminiscent of AI services like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion. You enter an image motif in natural language and receive four image suggestions after a few seconds. So far, the so-called prompt commands in the Bing Image Creator are limited to the English language. Other languages are to follow.
At the start, 25 “boosts” are available to each user. This allows the images to be created particularly quickly. The Bing Image Creator currently provides the images for download with a resolution of 1024×1024 pixels. Note: Microsoft marks the digital works with a visible watermark, a Bing logo in the lower left corner. According to the blog post, this is to make it clear that the images were created with the Image Generator. On top of that, Microsoft has worked with OpenAI to incorporate their security measures and additional safeguards to curb any misuse. The system blocks potentially harmful inputs and warns users.