Create any image you can dream up with Microsoft's AI image generator

Describe your ideas and then watch them transform from text to images. Whether you want to create ai generated art for your next presentation or poster, or generate the perfect photo, Image Creator in Microsoft Designer can effortlessly handle any style or format.

Why use Microsoft Designer's free AI image generator?

Designer makes creating your own images easy. Just write a description of the image you'd like and watch the text to image transformation happen in seconds. You'll get vivid, high-resolution images with stunning detail.

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It's free
Use the AI image generator as much as you like, for any project, without spending a penny.
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It's fast
With the power of generative AI in your hands, you can quickly transform your ideas into one-of-a-kind images.
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It's precise
Microsoft Designer uses the power of DALL-E for higher quality images that closely match the description of what you're trying to create.
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It's versatile
The AI image generator can create eye-catching images with your words and help you edit photos like an expert.

Go from text to image in seconds with generative AI


Open Image Creator and sign in with your Microsoft account if prompted.


Describe the visual you'd like to create and select Generate.


You can also explore AI generated pictures and customize them.

3 tips for getting the best AI images

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Tip #1: Detail your vision
The more specific you are with your description, the better the AI can capture your vision. Think about the mood, colors, themes, and any key elements like art style or poster inspiration that you want in your image.
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Tip #2: Consider composition
If you've ever taken a drawing or visual art class, you know composition is key. So, whether you're aiming for minimalistic elegance or rich, detailed visuals, guide the generative AI by specifying these preferences in your description.
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Tip #3: Refine and experiment
If your initial output isn't what you'd envisioned, adjust and re-prompt. Experiment with variations in your description—altering themes, style, or specific elements can help refine your image.

Frequently asked questions

Absolutely! You can generate unlimited images for free using Microsoft Designer—all you need is a Microsoft account, which is also free to set up. If you don't have one yet, select Create account when asked to sign in and you'll be ready to go in under two minutes.

AI-generated images can be used for a wide range of projects, including social media graphics, personalized marketing materials, and stunning website visuals. They're also fantastic for conceptual art, storyboarding for films or animations, and even interior design mockups. Designers, marketers, and art directors may find that AI-generated images are a game-changer when it comes to communicating early-stage ideas without wasting time and resources on polished early-stage designs.

Microsoft's AI image generator uses the powerful DALL-E 3 model to create images. Developed by our partners at OpenAI, DALL-E 3 is renowned for its ability to generate highly detailed and contextually relevant images from text descriptions.

First, clearly define your brand's identity—colors, fonts, image style, key motifs, and overall mood and aesthetic—and incorporate those elements into your prompts. Consider creating a set of brand guidelines to consistently guide the AI's output. When you generate an image that fits your brand, note the prompt you used. Likewise, observe which prompts don't work and refine them accordingly. A spreadsheet can be a handy way to log successful prompts so you can recycle them in the future.

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