OpenAI's DALL-E finally supports AI image editing, lessening the prompt engineering burden among users

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What you need to know

  • You can now edit images generated using OpenAI's DALL-E technology.
  • The new update will also furnish you with preset style suggestions to assist with the editing process.
  • The capability is available for web, iOS, and Android users. 

AI-powered image generation tools like Microsoft's Image Creator from Designer (formerly Bing Image Creator) and OpenAI's DALL-E technology are impressive. To put this into perspective, graphic designers and architects could be out of jobs in the foreseeable future. But at the same time, these tools recently fell short of performing simple tasks like creating a plain white image.

As it happens, OpenAI will now grant you more power over the final output generated by DALL-E across the web, iOS, and Android. Right now, when you generate images using the tech in ChatGPT, you'll spot new editing tools that will allow you to fine-tune your output. 

Additionally, OpenAI is complementing this new capability with preset style suggestions in DALL-E to assist users with image generation while simultaneously promoting creativity.

While DALL-E is great at generating images as dictated in text-based prompts from users, the new update ships with support for editing, which is a welcome addition. 

Prompt engineering struggles among users

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Last week, a report indicated that Microsoft often receives user complaints that ChatGPT is better than Copilot AI. But the tech giant countered the claims, citing that the users' reluctance to transition to newer versions of apps and lack of proper prompt engineering knowledge are among the main reasons users can't realize Copilot AI's full potential.

Consequently, Microsoft recently unveiled a set of new tools designed to prevent the deployment of prompt injection attacks to trick Copilot AI into spiraling out of control. Alongside these tools, Microsoft intends to use videos to equip users with prompt engineering skills.

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Perhaps this new addition will help address the stringent censorship caps placed on the AI image generation tool that has seemingly left it lobotomized. Admittedly, these security measures and safety guardrails are important to prevent the misuse of tools, which might cause harm to others and potentially taint their reputation as is the case with pop star Taylor Swift's viral images that popped up online earlier this year. 

Kevin Okemwa

Kevin Okemwa is a seasoned tech journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with lots of experience covering the latest trends and developments in the industry. With a passion for innovation and a keen eye for detail, he has written for leading publications such as OnMSFT, MakeUseOf, and Windows Report, providing insightful analysis and breaking news on everything revolving around the Microsoft ecosystem. While AFK and not busy following the ever-emerging trends in tech, you can find him exploring the world or listening to music.