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Can Dall-E 2 Edit Images?

Exploring Dall-E 2's Image Editing Potential
Last Updated on August 11, 2023
Can Dall-E 2 Edit Images?
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Creating images nowadays is easier than it used to be in the past. Since the release of various AI image creators, such as Dall-E 2, users can now create images in just the blink of an eye. Surprisingly, these images look realistic and good enough to deceive anyone into believing they are human-made.

But can Dall-E edit those images, too, to make them look more artistic? We will find out about it in the below read.

Can Dall-E 2 Modify Images?

We all know that Dall-E 2 is an AI model developed by OpenAI. It can create or generate high-quality images through human-written textual prompts. However, it has now become capable enough to edit the images it creates. But again, that editing may not be as accurate or result-oriented as one may think.

To edit images in Dall-E 2, you will need to use their Editor Interface. For example, you can use their Editor Interface to edit the images through “in painting” or “out painting.”

How to Access the Dall-E 2 Editor

The Dall-E 2 editor is currently only available on the desktop. Therefore, users may need help accessing it on their smartphones.

Launching the Dall-E 2 on a desktop is possible in the below two ways:

  • Those who prefer to start from the beginning can use the “Start with the Black Canvas” option.
  • To edit an image already available on the Dall-E 2 website, users need to click on the “Edit” button. This will put that image in the editor mode as a starting point.

Outpainting is the most effective and powerful editing feature on Dall-E 2. Therefore, to use it, users must have access to their desktops. Otherwise, using these features via a smartphone is impossible.

However, smartphone users can still paint an existing image they have already uploaded or created to edit by clicking the “Edit” button.


Editing an image with Dall-E 2 is now possible; however, you must use their Editor Interface feature. However, this feature is currently in beta mode, and the results it would generate may only be best suitable for some users.

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