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Microsoft Enhances Windows Photos App with AI-Powered Generative Erase Feature

Microsoft upgrades Photos app with AI-powered "Generative Erase" for flawless object removal.


Microsoft has unveiled an advanced update to its Windows Photos app, introducing a feature dubbed “Generative Erase.” Available now to all members of the Windows Insider Program, including those on the Windows 10 Release Preview Channel, the update significantly improves the app’s photo editing potential. For access to this feature, users must ensure their Photos app is updated to version 2024.11020.21001.0 or higher.

Generative Erase: A Leap in Photo Correction

Generative Erase is the evolved version of the well-regarded Spot Fix tool, having been bolstered by artificial intelligence (AI) for better performance. Microsoft described the feature as a powerful tool for removing unwanted distractions from photos, including background objects or miscellaneous visual clutter. The AI enhancement enables a more seamless integration into the photo’s background compared to its predecessor, making it appear as though the removed objects were never there. This function is part of a suite of AI editing features, demonstrating Microsoft’s commitment to integrating advanced technology into user-friendly formats.

Extended Compatibility and Future Developments

This update is not limited to advanced photo editing features. Microsoft also announced the availability of all recent AI editing tools for users on Windows 11 for ARM 64 devices as well as Windows 10 users, ensuring a broad compatibility range. These tools include options to blur, remove, and replace backgrounds in addition to Generative Erase. Moreover, the update comprises unspecified stability fixes and improvements, hinting at a smoother overall user experience. As it stands, Microsoft has not disclosed when these AI editing features will be expanded beyond the Windows Insider Program, leaving room for anticipation among the wider user base.

In conclusion, with the introduction of Generative Erase, Microsoft has set a new standard in photo editing within its Photos app. This feature, alongside the suite of AI tools, represents a significant step forward in the integration of artificial intelligence into everyday applications, promising users an enhanced capability to refine and personalize their photo collections with ease.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.