Windows Photos introduces “Generative Erase” for removing objects with AI

Artificial intelligence, for the most part, at least until now, is a boon to society. The most important aspect of artificial intelligence is that it reduces human effort. It often does the tasks at hand better and more efficiently.

And that is why companies have rapidly increased their focus on it and related technologies over the past year or so. Almost all, if not all, tech enterprises are now adding features based on artificial intelligence to their products and services.

This AI Tool in Windows Photos Helps You Erase Unwanted Objects

This week, Microsoft released an update for the native gallery app Photos in Windows. This update adds an AI tool to the suite of editing features on the Photos app. Microsoft calls this tool ‘Generative Erase.’

Generative Erase enables users to remove unwanted objects from their photos. And that helps make every photo look how the users intend to. This feature works just like any other object-erasing tool from other companies. Some examples would be Google’s Magic Eraser and Samsung’s Object Eraser.

Users should note that Generative Erase replaces the Spot Fix feature announced last year. For the unaware, the basic goal of Spot Fix was the same. It helped fix images by removing spots or other objects.

In their blog post about Generative Erase, Microsoft stated that Spot Fix has “received a boost with the help of AI and is now known as Generative Erase in the application.” And in practicality, Generative Erase does produce better results than Spot Fix.

Erase Unwanted Objects
Credit: Windows Insider Blog

Who Can Use Generative Erase?

Currently, Generative Erase is only available to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program. If you are one of them, make sure your computer is running version 2024.11020.21001.0 of the Photos app or higher to use Generative Erase.

How to Use Generative Erase?

If you have access to the feature, here is how to use it. First of all, you have to click on the ‘Edit image’ button. Out of the several options that show up after that, you have to click on the ‘Delete’ option. Now, you can use Generative Erase.

Zaid is a tech writer at DealNTech, passionate about exploring and researching new gadgets and helping readers easily understand their features. He specializes in testing PC issues and staying up-to-date on the latest PC news. Email: [email protected].

You May Like Also

Leave a Comment