How to use Bing Image Creator

Bing Image Creator

Bing Image Creator is an AI image generation platform developed by Microsoft using DALL-E, a tool created by OpenAI.

Bing Image Creator enables you to generate images with the support of artificial intelligence. Currently in preview, the tool is based on DALL-E, the image-generating AI from OpenAI, which also develops ChatGPT. With Bing Image Creator, Microsoft positions itself as a direct competitor to Midjourney, another leading image generation solution.

There are, however, some key differences between how Bing Image Creator works and how DALL-E 2 works, which we’ll look at as we go along. Let’s start by learning how to use the new Bing Image Creator.

How to Use the New Bing Image Creator

What You Need

Using Bing Image Creator only requires a Microsoft account and access to It is not necessary to have a DALL-E 2 or OpenAI account.

Go to Bing Image Creator and Log In

Unlike Bing Chat, you don’t need Microsoft Edge to access Bing Image Creator. Simply go to and click Join & Create to sign in to your Microsoft account and access the Image Builder.

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Enter Your Description

At this point, enter a description of the image you want Bing to create for you. Just like when using an AI chatbot, be as descriptive as possible to ensure your result is accurate.

After entering your message in the text box, click Create. For now, you must write in English.

For this example, I’m going to request the following: “a photo of a sleeping lion in a room with blue flower wallpaper and gold curtains.” Then click Create and wait for the images to generate.

Review Your Results

Once your images are ready, it’s time to check the results. DALL-E and Bing’s image maker typically display four generated images for each query. The results are not always perfect, as free AI image generators are not yet advanced enough to create truly realistic images. You may notice errors in details such as the position of a person’s fingers or eyes, or the keys on a computer, for example.

As you can see below, the generated images don’t have golden curtains, and that’s a point I probably could have specified better. Aside from the royal curtains, I’m happy with the results: the images of the lion itself are impressive.

Download Your Images

After reviewing the generated images, I decided to download this one. Just click on an image to expand it and have the option to share it, save it to your account, download it, or give your opinion. Note that you can download a single image, all images, or none.

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Bing Image Creator FAQ

Is Bing Image Creator Free?

Bing Image Creator is currently free, but you can pay to get more boosts if you run out. Boosts are like credits: each image creation request will cost you one boost. Initially, users were given 25 credits, but now the number has increased to 100.

Once you exhaust your boosts, Bing Image Creator takes longer to generate images after receiving a request. Instead of 10 to 30 seconds, you may have to wait up to five minutes.

Microsoft used to reload boosts every week, but now it does so every day. Users can also exchange Microsoft points, which are earned from certain brand products, for additional boosts.

Is Bing Image Creator the Same as DALL-E 2?

DALL-E 2 and Bing Image Creator are not the same. Similar to GPT-4 in Bing Chat, Microsoft is incorporating a more advanced version of the AI art generator into its image maker.

Although the same prompt will not produce the same results twice, you can compare images created with DALL-E 2 and Bing Image Creator. Beyond artistic differences, Bing images tend to have more detail and vibrancy than those created with DALL-E 2.

Is There a Waiting List to Use Bing Image Creator?

There is no waiting list to use Bing Image Creator at this time. All you need to do is log in to the website with your Microsoft account, and you should have access.