Pixel and Google One Users Can Now Enjoy Magic Eraser
Google is making photo features once exclusive to recent Pixel phones available on more devices, according to an announcement by the company. The Magic Eraser tool, which enables users to effortlessly remove unwanted objects or people from images, was first introduced in 2021 on the Pixel 6. It also includes a feature called camouflage, which enables users to alter the color of objects to blend in with the rest of the image, allowing other elements to stand out.
As of today, Google is rolling out Magic Eraser to Pixel 5a and earlier models, as well as to Google One subscribers. In the coming weeks, Google One members on all plans will be able to access Magic Eraser through Google Photos, even if they’re on iOS. Unfortunately, editing features are not currently available on the Google Photos web app.
All Pixel models and Google One subscribers will also have access to an HDR effect that enhances brightness and contrast for videos, a feature already available for still images. Furthermore, those with older Pixel devices and a One membership will gain access to more styles in the Google Photos collage editor starting today.
It is worth noting that Google often debuts new tools on its latest flagship devices before introducing them elsewhere. The company is also offering One subscribers in some territories, including the US, Canada, European Union and UK, free shipping on orders from the print store as an additional perk.