Microsoft’s ‘Generative Ease’ AI For Windows Quickly Removes Unwanted Objects From Photos – News18

Reported By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: February 23, 2024, 12:50 IST

Redmond, Washington State, USA

Generative Ease it the latest AI-powered feature for Windows.

Microsoft’s take on the Magic Erase feature is called ‘Generative Erase,’ and it allows users to easily remove unwanted objects, and more.

It’s evident that there’s been a noticeable increase in generative AI-powered features launching for smartphones. One notable example is the Magic Eraser that Initially launched for the Google Pixel. Since then, various adaptations of this feature have gradually made their presence felt on other Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S24 series.

Now, Windows 11 and Windows 10 users can also get a taste of it, but Microsoft’s take on the same is called ‘Generative Erase.’ As announced by Microsoft, this feature, alongside other AI-driven features, including removing and replacing backgrounds, Background Blur, is now available in the Photos App on Windows 10 and Arm64 devices. However, do note that you will need to update to the app version 2024.11020.21001.0 to start enjoying these features.

“This feature allows you to fix and remove distractions from your photos, like background objects or miscellaneous visual clutter. Compared to Spot fix, Generative Erase creates a more seamless and realistic result after objects are erased from the photo, even when erasing large areas,” Microsoft said.

Here’s How to Use the Feature:

1. Open the Photos app and go to Edit Image.

2. Next, select the Erase option.

3. Now, adjust the brush size for the amount of precision you require.

4. You may also disable Auto Apply to add or remove masks where each mask represents an area that will be erased.