Windows 11 Introduces Cocreator in Paint, an AI Tool That Creates Images from Text


  • Windows 11 drawing enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that their favorite Paint app is now infused with AI technology, boosting both creativity & productivity.
  • The new feature Cocreator, powered by the DALL-E, AI model helps users create realistic and interactive images using text descriptions provided by users.
  • Discover how to use the all-new Cocreator feature in the Paint app, the benefits & limitations of using it, and more.  

Being a tech enthusiast, I am fascinated by the power and potential of Artificial Technology and how it can boost everyday creativity and productivity. Several tech giants, including Microsoft, are doing a great job of incorporating AI and their models into their products and services. Recently, they’ve upgraded their Paint App with DALL-E 3 integration to help users create stunning artwork from text descriptions.

What is DALL-E 3?

DALLE-3 is an advanced and versatile AI model developed by OpenAI that can create images from any text input. DALL-E can understand natural language and generate images that match the user’s expectations and intentions. 

Using the emerging technology, Windows 11 aims to provide users with a rich and flexible tool.  One that can help them create amazing artworks with just a few words, without needing any drawing skills or experience.

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What Updates Have Been Added To Paint?

The Paint app on Windows 11 now supports Cocreator, a powerful AI tool that can generate realistic and diverse images from any text description. It’s a perfect tool for anyone who loves to draw but lacks the skill or experience. It’s a powerful functionality that helps users try different ideas and combinations without putting in a lot of time and effort.

Cocreator holds the potential to unleash users’ imagination and make stunning artwork that suits their style, preference, and purpose with the help of AI.  It is currently available only to Windows 11 users who are in the Canary and Dev channels.

What are the Requirements For Using Cocreator in Paint?

To use the new AI-powered Paint feature, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Not everyone can see the latest Cocreator feature right now, because of the gradual rollout. Hence, you need to make sure you are running the latest version of the app.
  • You have to sign up for the waiting list for the feature within the app, which may take a few days for approval.
  • Once you see the Cocreator feature, you need to have credits to create images with it. It’s like a currency that you use to generate images. By default, users receive 50 credits & each time you generate an image, you spend 1 credit.
  • You should respect the intellectual property and copyright of others, and not use Cocreator to create or share images that may infringe on their ownership or attribution.

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How to Use Cocreator in Paint?

To use the Cocreator feature in the Paint app, all you have to do is:

STEP 1 – Launch the latest version of the Paint App and select the Cocreator icon on the toolbar present in the right-side panel.

STEP 2 – In the text box, enter a description of the image that you want to create. For instance, you can type “Create a dragon with red socks and hat” or “Make a portrait of a man with curly hair and glasses”. Make sure you keep the text as elaborative as possible to generate accurate images, as per your needs and expectations.

STEP 3 – After typing your text, choose a desired style in which you want to produce the image and hit the “Create” button.

STEP 4 – Cocreator will generate three different variants of the image as per your instructions. You can click on any of the variants and it will be transferred to the Paint canvas.

You can further start editing it using the Paint tools. You can resize, crop, flip, rotate, move, add text, shape, or remove elements from the image.

What are the Benefits and limitations of Using Cocreator in Paint?

Using Cocreator in Paint has many advantages and downsides for users, such as:


  • Create amazing artwork with just a few words.
  • Users don’t require any drawing skills or experience.
  • Explore your creativity and try different ideas and combinations.
  • Save your precious time and effort to generate images for your projects, presentations, etc.
  • Have fun while creating and editing images.


  • Microsoft applies content filtering to prevent the generation of inappropriate images.
  • Since it is in its early phase, it may not understand instructions for undesirable images.
  • Initially, you need to sign up for the waitlist to use the feature.
  • Cocreator is currently available only in the US, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Italy & Germany.
  • The feature only supports English at this time.

If users want to learn more about Cocreator and Paint on Windows 11, they can visit the Microsoft Support page.

Our Take!

I believe Windows 11 and other tech giants are working dedicatedly to inspire users to learn more about the emerging AI technology. They want users to explore all the possibilities and limitations of the technology and how it can augment human creativity and productivity in daily life.

The all-new rolled-out updates for the Paint App seem very exciting and innovative to help users enhance their experience and overall creativity. Cocreator features appeal to a wide range of users, from beginners to professionals, from students to teachers, from hobbyists to artists, and anyone who wants to create amazing artwork with just a few words.

I believe this new feature will make Paint more fun and enjoyable. What do you say?


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