AI editing tools coming to all Google Photos users for free!

AI editing tools coming to all Google Photos users for free!


11 April 2024

In May 2023, Google launched Magic Editor, an AI-based photo editing application. At the time, it was only available to Google Photos users on the most recent Pixel smartphones. Now, Google Photos announced that Magic Editor and other AI-powered editing capabilities will be available on additional devices.

Starting May 15, Google Photos' Magic Editor will be available to Android, Chromebook, and iOS users who match the following prerequisites.

Your device has to be a Chromebook Plus with ChromeOS version 118+ or have at least 3 GB RAM and Android 8.0/iOS 15 or higher.

Magic Editor provides customers with some rather large photo editing capabilities and some creative AI aid. The catch is that those who do not own the most recent Pixel phones will be restricted to 10 free saves every month. If you want to save more, you'll need to either buy a new Pixel phone or pay for a Google One plan with 2 TB or more of cloud storage.

Google will also roll out more features for Google Photos to more owners on May 15 for free including:

  • Magic Eraser
  • Unblur
  • Sky suggestions
  • Color pop
  • HDR effect for photos & videos
  • Portrait blur
  • Portrait light
  • Add light/Balance light features in the Portrait light tool
  • Cinematic photos
  • Styles in collage editor
  • Video effects

It may take several weeks for all of these new capabilities to become available on all supported Android and iOS devices. This adjustment is just a few weeks before Google I/O 2024 on May 14. During the primarily virtual developer conference, the company is expected to demonstrate new or planned AI-powered capabilities for many of its services, including Google Photos.

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