The rise of generative AI has been a fascinating development in recent months, with various companies releasing their own versions of AI tools. OpenAI’s conversational AI chatbot, ChatGPT, was one of the first to make waves with its natural tone and ease of use. Since then, Google and Microsoft have released their own AI chatbots, Bard and Bing Chat, respectively. However, the AI craze has not been without its concerns, including security, ethical, and economic issues.
Microsoft has also released an AI image creator within Bing, using a more advanced version of OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 project. Similar to using ChatGPT, the DALL-E 2 image generator is accessed by logging into OpenAI’s website, where users can enter a prompt in a text area and wait while it creates an image using AI. There are some key differences between how Bing Image Creator and the original DALL-E 2 work, however.
To use the new Bing Image Creator, all you need is a Microsoft account and access to Bing.com. The Bing Image Creator can be accessed via Bing Chat or by going to Bing.com/Create. Unlike Bing Chat, you don’t need Microsoft Edge to access the Bing Image Creator. Just go to Bing.com/Create and click on Join & Create to log in to your Microsoft account to access the image generator.
Once you’re on the homepage for the Bing Image Creator, enter a description of the image you want to prompt Bing to create for you. Be as descriptive as possible to ensure your result is accurate. Then, click on Create and wait for your images to be generated. DALL-E and Bing’s Image Creator will both typically display four generated images for each prompt.
The images generated by the free AI image generators are often not advanced enough to create truly lifelike images, so you may see some errors in details like a person’s fingers or eye positioning, or the keys on a computer keyboard, for example. However, the images that were generated capture exactly what was prompted, and the swan images are impressively beautiful.
After looking through the generated images, you can download one, all, or none of the images. Just clicking on an image will expand it and give you the options to Share, Save to your account, Download, or provide Feedback.
There are two ways to use the Bing Image Creator. You can generate images by going to Bing.com/Create, as detailed above, or you can create images right from Bing Chat. Bing Chat can create images in any conversation style, whether it’s set to Creative, Balanced, or Precise.
The more specific you are in your prompts, the better. Include adjectives, nouns, and verbs to describe the image and what the subject is doing, and even styles are encouraged. If you say “create a photo of…” you’ll get a different result than if you say create a cartoon, a painting, or a 3D render. So, the image style is important. This is the best way to build a successful Bing Image Creator prompt.
In terms of ownership of AI-generated images, the latest line from the United States Copyright Office is still unclear. However, it’s worth noting that the images generated by the Bing Image Creator are free to use, share, and modify.
Overall, the Bing Image Creator is a fascinating tool that allows users to create AI-generated images with ease. While the images may not always be perfect, they are impressive and can be customized to a user’s liking. With the rise of generative AI, it will be interesting to see how this technology continues to develop and be utilized in the future.