Microsoft recently revealed that it has integrated the Bing AI-powered Image Creator feature into its web browser. Microsoft is making its DALL-E-powered AI image generator “available on the desktop for Edge users around the world.” The company made the first announcement that it would begin rolling out Bing Image Creator integration with Edge in March when it integrated image generation technology into its Bing chatbot. With the new integration, the AI image generator is now available to a much wider audience. In a Thursday blog post, Microsoft pitches the feature as a way to create “very specific” visuals. Here are all the innovations in web experiences according to Microsoft.
What users need to get started
To enjoy this feature of the new “AI-powered browser” on Windows PC, users must have Microsoft Edge installed on their system. Users can also try these features in the browser on other platforms like macOS, mobile, and more.
AI Image Creator
The AI image builder is available in Edge’s sidebar and powered by OpenAI’s latest DALL∙E models. The integrated AI image generator is now available for Edge users on desktop. To access the feature, users must navigate to the sidebar on the right side of their browser and then tap the Image Creator icon. Here users need to enter their command prompt and they can see four different image options to choose from.
Users can download their required images and add them to their document or upload them to social media. If this is your first time using the Image Creator feature in Microsoft Edge, you need to enable it in the Edge sidebar by clicking the “+” icon and toggle the Image Creator button on.
Share files with the Drop feature
This feature allows users to share files across different devices. Microsoft Edge’s new Drop feature provides a place to drop and access any content that users might want to share across all of their devices. You can also use this feature to share photos, files, and notes.
To use the feature on a desktop, users need to click the Drop icon in the sidebar. Then tap the “+” icon or use the drag and drop feature to add content.
Users can also access this feature on their mobile devices. To use, click the overflow menu (…) and select the drop option from the menu. The feature is available on PC, Mac, iPhone and Android.
Edit and save images in the browser
Microsoft has also introduced the ability to edit and save web images without additional tools or apps outside of the Edge browser. Users can right-click the desired web image and edit it without leaving the browser window.
There’s also support for cropping, adjusting lighting and color, and even adding filters to saved images. Users can also save these edited images and use them later. To start editing these images, users need to hover over an image and select the Edit Image option from the menu.
New efficiency mode for longer battery life
The company has also announced updates to its efficiency mode, which is said to offer better battery performance and more control over the device’s power consumption. With these improvements, efficiency mode will automatically turn on if a laptop detects a low battery. This enables energy saving and works even when the user is not interacting with the browser. This update also promises to offer more options for how users want to save battery life.
Efficiency mode also claims to help users save power when plugged in. With the balanced setting, users can save energy while providing an improved browsing experience. Users who want to save more energy can turn on the Maximum savings setting. However, this setting may affect browser performance.
Other useful features
Edge browser’s Collections feature helps users organize content, links, images, and even notes on the web. This function helps with online research and the stored data can be synchronized across multiple registered devices, including mobile phones.
The tab management feature helps users when there are too many tabs open. This feature includes vertical tabs option that allows users to experience improved browsing. With this feature, the tabs appear on the left side of the screen. It also allows for easy scrolling through open tabs with a mouse as they expand and displays the title when you mouse over it
Edge also helps organize tabs into groups. Tab groups allow users to assign names to groups of tabs and support color coding for easy browsing. Users can also pin specific tabs that they use frequently.