April 18, 2024
Google announces AI-powered photo editing features for new Pixel phones


Google announced new AI-powered features today for the new Pixel 8 series phones such as Magic Editor, which enables background filling and subject repositioning, and Best Take, which combines multiple shots to create the best group photo.

Magic Editor will let you tap or circle an object and then let it shift or resize the object.  Magic Editor also uses generative AI to recreate the background when you shift the selected object. This feature also lets users make changes to the background using presets. The company first announced this feature in May at Google IO.

Magic Eraser feature for Pixel Phones

Image Credits: Google

Google said at the Pixel 8 event today that the Magic Editor feature is coming soon but didn’t mention any specific timeline for the rollout.

Best Take feature combines multiple photos, which lets users choose expressions of different people from various shots and merge them into one. Essentially it swaps faces in the original photo with the selected expression.

Google Best Take feature for Pixel 8 series

The new Best Take feature lets you choose expressions of different people from various frames to create a group photo Image Credits: Google

The new Pixel phones will have features like Magic Eraser to remove unwanted objects and Photo Unblur to fix blurry things in an image.

Google announced the Pixel 8, the Pixel 8 Pro, and the Pixel Watch 2 today.
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