Microsoft recently held a special event where the company announced a number of AI integrations in Windows 11 and offered AI in its apps. You may have already seen how artificial generative intelligence is being integrated into apps, services and products. Now let’s see how to use AI-integrated Ms. Paint and Ms. can use photos. These features improve the experience of using AI.
Microsoft is rolling out this new version to Windows 11 Insiders in the Dev and Canary channels. After you update to the latest version of Windows, update your Microsoft Paint and Photos to the latest version.
How to use AI-powered MS Paint
Major upgrades come with the latest MS Paint such as dark mode, layers, zoom adjustments and now AI-powered integration with the latest model. The company has not yet shared in-depth information about this. Under the hood, this feature is powered by OpenAI’s DALL-E text-to-image.
To ensure that Microsoft Paint CoCreate generates images quickly, there is a safeguard that uses content filtering to prevent users from creating inappropriate images. The company is committed to using responsible AI practices, including content filtering and other security measures, to prevent the generation of harmful or objectionable images.
MS Paint also prevents people through the content filter from creating images that are considered harmful, offensive or inappropriate based on certain standards such as human dignity, diversity and inclusion.
Remark: To take advantage of this, users need to update their MS Paint to v11.2308.180.0 or higher.
How to Use Mrs. Paint CoCreate
This is made possible by OpenAI’s latest text-to-image platform, DALL-E integration into Microsoft Paint. It debuted as PaintCocreator, which conjures up images based on natural language cues. With the CoCreators panel you have 50 credits when you first join, which you can check in the right sidebar of the CoCreator panel.
How to Join Mrs. Paint Co Create a Waiting List
Users do have to join the waiting list, which is quite simple.
- Open Windows Start and search for Paint.
- Open MS Paint and then click on the CoCreate option on the ribbon.
- Then Ms. CoCreate will open and click on ‘Join the waiting list’.
How to use MS Paint CoCreate
After gaining access to Microsoft Paint CoCreate,
- Launch Microsoft Paint on Windows.
- Then click on CoCreate in the ribbon.
- Then there will be a text area where you can write the prompt in natural language, including style.
- Then opt in to the prompt to generate an image, which will generate three variations of artwork for you to choose from.
You can write at the prompt and an image will be generated. This is similar to Microsoft Image Designers, which can be used on Windows 11 CoPilot, Image Creators and the new Bing Chatbot. It allows you to create your artwork using MS Paint. However, for Microsoft CoCreators, there is an impressive virtual currency credit system. However, the company has yet to share when you will use up the credits.
How to use MS Paint to remove background automatically?
A new background removal feature in Paint automatically removes the background. With the use of layers you can easily change the background accordingly.
- Launch Microsoft Paint and import the image you want to work with.
- From the ribbon icon at the top, click ‘Remove Background’ to automatically detect the subject and remove the background.
- Then you can use the Layer function to change the background by importing a new image or drawing or using a solid color.
This feature is available in the Windows 11 Insider Preview and can be accessed in the US, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Italy, and Germany. To use this feature, you need to update your Windows 11 to the latest version and keep MS Paint up to date from the Microsoft Store. You can also use Microsoft’s DALL-E powered Bing Image Creator as a standalone tool. Other popular tools include Midjounrey, Stable Diffusion, DreamStudio and Craiyon.
How to use AI-powered Microsoft Photos
This new feature in the Microsoft Photos app for Windows includes the ability to blur the background and highlight the subject or a desired area.
- The app will automatically find and blur the image.
- Users can choose the intensity of the blur and make changes to the desired area.
- There is also an option to deselect or select specific areas to add or remove blur accordingly.
- Finally, save the image to your computer.
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The app has been updated for quite some time. Additionally, Microsoft uses AI-powered tools like the Windows CoPilot sidebar and customizations that allow users to adjust PC settings, launch apps, ask questions, and more.