I tested Microsoft Copilot’s latest AI image-generating tool and it successfully tackles a practical issue

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ZDNET’s key takeaways

  • Microsoft Copilot just got a new editing feature for its AI image generator. You can try it out today in Copilot for free.
  • Making simple edits to your generated image can be done without leaving Copilot.
  • If you wish to do extensive edits to the image you generate, you’ll still have to rely on another app.

The most popular AI chatbots have recently unveiled updates — and Copilot wasn’t going to fall behind. On Thursday, Microsoft announced a new image-generating feature in Copilot and, after trying it myself, I think it solves a big problem with AI image generators.

Also: The best AI chatbots

AI image generators are popular because it’s cool to see any prompt you can imagine come to life. However, typically, these generators don’t do much besides creating the image.

Copilot’s new features help bridge that gap by implementing editing options inline that make it easy to transform the image and generate the exact result you want.

As a sample project, I asked Copilot to help me make a birthday card for my Mom, whose birthday is coming up. Since she loves her furbaby, my initial prompt was, “Can you draw me a boy Yorkie wearing a birthday hat.” Immediately, I had four adorable photos to pick from:

Designer results

Screenshot by Sabrina Ortiz/ZDNET


Leah Sirama
Leah Sirama
Leah Sirama, a lifelong enthusiast of Artificial Intelligence, has been exploring technology and the digital realm since childhood. Known for his creative thinking, he's dedicated to improving AI experiences for all, making him a respected figure in the field. His passion, curiosity, and creativity drive advancements in the AI world.