Yesterday, Microsoft entered the realm of generative AI imagery with the unveiling of Bing Image Creator, an innovative tool currently in Preview mode. By leveraging its partnership with OpenAI, Microsoft is employing the DALL-E model to power the generation of images through Bing. Although the Image Creator has been primarily designed for use within Bing, it appears to be compatible with the Chrome as well.
To access Bing Image Creator, simply navigate to https://www.bing.com/create. Upon arrival, users are granted 25 “boosts” which facilitate faster image processing. After exhausting these boosts, image creation will take a longer time to complete. However, Microsoft offers a weekly replenishment of tokens to ensure users can continue enjoying expedited image creation.
Utilizing a boost for generating an image based on a specific request takes approximately 20-30 seconds. Similar to Midjourney, Bing Image Creator produces four unique images for each prompt submitted. One lacking feature though, is the absence of the ability to upload an image to use as the base starting point for the image generation. After testing the Bing Image Creator by inputting over 20 prompts, the quality of the generated images is nothing short of impressive. The following are a few examples of the stunning visuals crafted by Bing Image Creator.
Bing Image Creator demonstrates Microsoft’s dedication to advancing AI technology and delivering accessible, cutting-edge tools for its users. As the platform continues to evolve and improve, it holds the potential to revolutionize the way we generate and interact with visual content. As we eagerly await future developments, Bing Image Creator offers a remarkable glimpse into the possibilities of AI-generated imagery, transforming the creative landscape for artists, designers, and enthusiasts alike.