AI Image Generators have become increasingly popular in recent months, especially with the availability of Stable Diffusion and its many offshoots. Microsoft is officially entering the AI art game with a new app, Designer.
Microsoft Designer was announced Oct. 12, 2022, based on the Designer feature in PowerPoint, which attempts to match the content of your slideshows with less generic backgrounds. The new dedicated Designer app is branded as a graphic design tool “that lets you create stunning social media posts, invitations, digital postcards, images and more, all in the blink of an eye.”
The new app allows you to type text similar to the title of a PowerPoint slide, as well as a text prompt for generating a background image. Microsoft uses OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 to create the graphics, so they should look pretty good – although generating designs for commercial use with AI art is still a murky field. You can also substitute your own images, which are integrated into Microsoft’s templates.