Apr 3, 2024 - Technology

Paid ChatGPT customers can now use AI to edit DALL-E images

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A screenshot from an OpenAI video showing the new image editing options within ChatGPT

A screenshot from an OpenAI video showing the new image editing options within ChatGPT. Screenshot: Axios

OpenAI announced on Wednesday that paid users can now edit AI-generated images using text prompts from within ChatGPT.

Why it matters: It's been relatively difficult to refine the images created by DALL-E, but now OpenAI is harnessing ChatGPT's language power to make editing as easy as describing the change you want to make.

In a demo shared on X (formerly Twitter), OpenAI showed off the new capability, using it to add bows to a poodle's ears in an image created by DALL-E.

  • DALL-E will also begin letting people choose the aspect ratio of the desired image as well as to add styles, such as "motion blur" or "solarpunk."

Yes, but: For now at least, the new capabilities are limited to businesses and customers that are using OpenAI's paid service.

The big picture: Using language to describe desired changes could offer a powerful shift to a broad array of software, including video, audio and image editing tools.

Go deeper: AI-generated images open multiple cans of worms

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