Google's Magic Editor gets creative with photo manipulation

Google proclaims Magic Editor, which is in its early stages, as a 'new way to edit' that’s yet
An undated image of Google Photos. — Unsplash
An undated image of Google Photos. — Unsplash

Google Photos has unveiled a free app of Magic Editor for all Android users for a better experience. Magic Editor allows users to move, resize, or erase parts of a picture. Moreover, the users can use contextual background presets, including Sky, Golden Hour, and Stylised.

When the users are editing a picture 'Tap, circle, or brush to select', for better editing.

Google Photos is set to unveil a new pulsating button in the bottom-left corner once the feature is available on users' devices. Google proclaims Magic Editor as a “new way to edit” that’s yet in its “early stages.”

It was primarily released on the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro last year after being unveiled at Google I/O 2023. The Alphabet-owned company confirmed that it would be available for all Google Photos users. Whereas, it might be restricted to the 10 Magic Editor library. The users are required to subscribe to Google One Premium (2 TB) for $9.99 per month.

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Pixel users can avail indefinite edits. Earlier, it was launched on older Google phones. However, currently, Magic Editor is available on Samsung devices. Along with it might be available for other OEMs. The users ensure that they have the latest updated version of Google Photos (6.85).

In addition, it’s available on every Pixel device, including a Pixel 6 Pro. However, it’s not officially available for iOS devices.

Gadinsider has compiled a list of the following Google Photos AI tools that are free for users.

  1. Magic Eraser, Unblur, Portrait blur, Portrait light
  2. Sky suggestions
  3. Colour pop, HDR effect
  4. Cinematic photos
  5. Styles in collage editor
  6. Video effects