Microsoft’s new creativity tools allow you to create any designs and images from text descriptions

Microsoft has just introduced updates that has made a stir in the world of tech and business and raises controversial opinions around it with both excitement and concerns from users. Accordingly, the new creativity tools to Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge and Bing will help users easily make desirable designs and images just based on text descriptions and available materials. The new tools introduced are integrated OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 image-generating system which makes it much easier and faster for users to create a design and image.

MICROSOFT DESIGNER

One of the most important tools announced is Microsoft Designer added to Microsoft 365.  This graphic design tool uses artificial intelligence to generate designs using elements provided by users, such as text and images. By providing a description and relevant resources for AI to mix and build the desired result, users can then make postcards, invites, presentations, and any other graphics they desire.

According to their announcement, “Within Designer, you can simply describe an image you want to see, and the app does the work for you to create something totally unique”.

Microsoft Designer will be a part of Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions so it is not free to use. However, Microsoft says that non-subscribers will be able to access some of the tool’s free features.

Microsoft’s introduction about Microsoft Designer

MICROSOFT IMAGE CREATOR

Image Creator uses the same technique as Designer to help users create images from their descriptions. Unlike Microsoft Designer, Microsoft Image Creator is free to use for all Bing and Edge users. You can access the tool by clicking the Image Creator icon in the Edge sidebar or via the Bing Images tab or bing.com/create.

When using this tool, all you need to do is enter a text description and Image Creator will create images “that don’t yet exist, limited only by your imagination”.

Since the company is actively gathering feedback before further expanding it, Image Creator is currently not available in all regions.

MICROSOFT CLIPCHAMP

This is another tool added to Microsoft 365 allowing users to edit videos with effects easily and quickly. In addition to the paid version, Clipchamp also offers a free version available for everyone to use at the following website: https://clipchamp.com/en/.

In the free edition, you can make videos using the resources you’ve contributed to the website or by using free stock footage, images, music, and templates. The distinctive aspect of Clipchamp is that all of their templates are freely usable and come in a wide variety of social media and presentation-related formats. You can also use the camera on your computer, phone or choose the “screen record” or “screen & camera” option to capture videos from your screen.

All of these updates are fantastic for users who are not familiar with graphic design or visual creation, but they also raise a big concern for experts in the fields: Will AI take over everything and leave professionals with no jobs to do in the future?

What about you? What do you think of Microsoft’s latest updates?

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