Windows 11’s Microsoft Paint is receiving a substantial makeover with the introduction of ‘Paint Cocreator.’ This innovative feature harnesses the power of OpenAI’s DALL-E model, transforming text into vivid images using artificial intelligence. This enhancement comes on the heels of recent upgrades to Paint, including a background removal tool and advanced support for layers & transparency, reminiscent of Photoshop.
This game-changing feature empowers users to effortlessly bring their artistic visions to life through simple descriptions. It’s a user-friendly innovation that not only provides three different interpretations of the requested image but also presents a diverse array of artistic styles, including options like ‘Pixel Art.’
AI-Powered Artistry: MS Paint’s Cocreator & DALL-E Join Forces
Introducing ‘Paint Cocreator,’ this fresh addition empowers users to craft captivating artwork by simply describing the image. Microsoft is taking extra steps to ensure a safe and respectful environment by implementing content filtering and other protective measures. This proactive approach will deter the AI-powered Cocreator from generating any offensive, inappropriate, or harmful pictures.
Additionally, Microsoft intends to continuously improve and enhance the functionality based on insightful user input and actual usage, making it even more user-friendly and dependable. Additionally, users have the freedom to choose a specific artistic style for their creation. Once you’re prepared, the tool generates and presents three distinct images for your selection. After choosing your preferred image, you can further refine and customize it within the Paint Canvas to achieve your desired result.
When you become a part of Cocreator, you’re initially granted 50 credits. Every time you generate an image, a single credit is deducted. To keep track of your remaining credits, just take a quick look at the Cocreator pane’s bottom-right corner.
Early Access & Availability
To experience Cocreator at this point, it’s necessary to be a registered member of the Windows Insider program specifically for Windows 11. Additionally, Windows 11’s Dev or Canary builds should be installed on your PC. As of the current moment, this tool is accessible exclusively in the following regions: the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, and Italy.
Even after Cocreator becomes available, you will need to sign up for a waitlist to gain access, as Microsoft is initially introducing it gradually. To get on the waitlist, simply click the “Waitlist” button within the Cocreator pane once the tool becomes accessible. You’ll receive a notification via email once you’ve been granted approval to start using it.