Microsoft Edge brings AI-generated images to the masses with Dall-E integration

Microsoft has added a new AI-powered feature to its suite of products with the integration of image creator Dall-E into its Edge browser. Users can now create unique and innovative images powered by Dall-E’s latest models from OpenAI through the Microsoft Edge sidebar, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft’s Roger Capriotti.

The tool can help individuals who require a specific visual for a social media post or presentation, and Edge is now the first browser with an integrated AI image generator, as Capriotti explains.

For those who are unfamiliar, Dall-E is an image generator that works similarly to ChatGPT, but for pictures. By entering a prompt for an image, such as “cosy cabin in the woods with sunlight peeking through the trees,” users will receive several generated results.

While Dall-E has been available on the web for some time, its integration into Edge enables users to use the tool more easily. It is also accessible through Bing Chat, although the tool works best in Edge, and a Microsoft account is required to access the current AI features.

To use the Image Creator tool, users must ensure that they are using the latest version of Microsoft Edge. They can find the Image Creator button on the sidebar on the right side of the screen. If the button is not visible, they can add it to the panel by clicking the plus button at the bottom of the sidebar.

Once selected, users can type a prompt at the top of the panel, click on Create, and after a few minutes, they will receive four generated images. They can click on any of the previews to see a closer view and find options for sharing and downloading the image.

While the service is free to use, users are given a certain number of “boosts” per month. Boosts make the AI generation process run significantly faster, and if users run out, they can top them up through the Microsoft Rewards system. Users can also access previously created images at the bottom of the panel.