Generative Erase: Windows now has a magic tool to replace Photoshop!

Generative Erase: Windows now has a magic tool to replace Photoshop!

Microsoft has introduced a new tool - the AI-powered magic eraser. In this article, we'll tell you more about this new Windows tool that can remove unwanted elements from a picture easily. Read on!

Windows users now have access to a remarkable new feature – a magic eraser integrated into the Photos app. Joining the ranks of Google and Samsung, Microsoft has introduced its own version of the so-called magic eraser, enhanced by artificial intelligence. This innovative tool, aptly named Generative Erase, allows users to effortlessly remove unwanted objects or details from their photos within seconds. With this tool, you don't need to be a Photoshop pro!

The recent demonstration of Generative Erase showcased its impressive capabilities by editing a photo featuring a dog. The tool seamlessly eliminated the dog's leash and the strangers in the background, leaving behind a visually enhanced image. What makes this eraser particularly magical is its utilization of AI, which intelligently fills empty spaces with pixels that seamlessly blend into the surrounding areas, resulting in a natural-looking photo.

"We're excited to share with you our latest editing capability available for the Photos app, Generative erase. Plus, all our recently released AI edit features, including Blur background, Remove and replace background, and Generative erase, are also now available in the Photos app for Arm64 devices and Windows 10", as stated in the official post on the Microsoft blog.

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Microsoft's commitment to advancing photo editing capabilities doesn't stop there. They've also announced the integration of more AI-powered photo editing features into Windows 10. This move signifies a broader initiative to enhance the overall user experience with cutting-edge technology.

While the Generative Erase tool is already available to participants in the OS pre-testing program, Microsoft has not provided a specific timeline for its mass launch. Nevertheless, the prospect of a more sophisticated and user-friendly photo editing experience on Windows is undoubtedly an exciting development for enthusiasts and casual users alike. 

How to use the magic eraser in Microsoft

  • To use Generative Erase, first, click on Edit Image and choose the Erase option.
  • Then, just brush over the things you want to get rid of. You can make the brush bigger or smaller to be more accurate.
  • If you want even more control or need to remove multiple things, turn off Auto Apply. This lets you add or remove masks, where each mask is like a special area that will be erased. It gives you the freedom to adjust and improve your pictures just the way you want.

Note: Make sure to update your app to version number 2024.11020.21001.0 or higher to use the feature.