Google Photo's AI features available to all Android devices for free including Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur and Portrait light

Earlier this year, Google unveiled that their AI features from Google Photos, exclusive to Pixel lineup, will be expanding to all Android devices even non-Pixel phones. Google Photos’ AI editing features are now being made available to all users, irrespective of subscription status to Google One. This means that starting from May 15, users will have access to tools like Magic Editor, Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, and more, without needing to pay for any subscription!

Before this change, the AI features like Magic Eraser and Editor were only available for either Pixel users or on any Android with a Google One subscription. Google, in a recent blogpost stated that Magic Editor for free will help users enhance their photos effortlessly. Whether it’s clearing up blurry shots with Photo Unblur or reimagining photos with Magic Editor, get all the photo editing tools for free!

While most features are a server side switch from Google, some of AI features may be needed to be implemented by the respective phone-maker.

OnePlus, Samsung, and Google Pixel devices are seeing Google Photos features like Magic Editor, Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Portrait Blur, Portrait light, Sky suggestions, Cinematic photos, Video effects, Color pop, HDR effect, Styles in collage editor for free!

Google Photos Magic Eraser Now Available

Today, OnePlus users can activate the new Magic Eraser feature in Google Photos, among several others. This AI-powered editing tool, along with a host of other features, will enhance the photo editing experience for OnePlus 11 series and OnePlus 12 series devices.

Key Features coming to other devices

Along with the Magic Eraser, OnePlus devices are also receiving a range of AI-powered features within Google Photos. These include:

  1. Sky Suggestions: Sky Suggestions that allows users to enhance the sky in their photos with automatic suggestions. 
  2. Color Pop: Make subjects pop by desaturating the background.
  3. HDR Effect: Add dynamic range to both photos and videos.
  4. Portrait Blur: Achieve professional-looking portrait shots with adjustable background blur.
  5. Cinematic Photos: Create stunning cinematic effects in your photos.
  6. Styles in Collage Editor: Customize your collages with various styles.
  7. Video Effects: Enhance your videos with filters and effects.
  8. Magic Editor: Explore a range of magical editing tools for your photos.

How to activate Magic Editor on OnePlus devices?

However, you may need to enable the AI Service Engine from OnePlus and force stop Google Photos several times, before seeing the feature show up. If that doesn’t work, restart your phone.

List of Google Photos AI Features coming to all Android devices for free

  • Magic Editor: One of the standout features of Google Photos AI is the Magic Editor, which utilizes generative AI to enable users to make complex edits with simple actions. Initially launched on Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Magic Editor is now being extended to all Android devices. This intuitive editor allows users to perform tasks like repositioning subjects or adjusting the colors of the sky with ease.
  • Magic Eraser: Magic eraser is a feature in Google Photos that lets you remove unwanted elements from your photos. This can range from eliminating other people in the background to any sort of object like vehicles or even mountains. It not only removed them but also correct the background to blend in. Or a distracting power line cutting across a beautiful landscape.
  • Photo Unblur: As the name suggests, this will fix your blurry photos, especially if you captured a fleeting moment you can’t recreate. Photo Unblur uses machine learning to analyze the blur and sharpen your photo, bringing back clarity and detail. This is especially nice for taking pictures of your furry friends.
  • Portrait Light: This feature will adjust the lighting in a portrait photo after clicking it. This will fix the background light if it is harsh or uneven. Or you want to soften the shadows for a more flattering look. Portrait Light allows you to change the direction and brightness of light to create the perfect lighting scenario.

However, Google Photos is offering 10 Magic Editor saves per month to all users on Android and iOS platforms. For those who require more saves, owning a Pixel device or subscribing to a Premium Google One plan (2TB and above) will provide additional access.


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How to use Magic Eraser in Google Photos?

  • Make sure you have downloaded the latest Google Photos APK from above.
  • Uninstall any previously installed Google Photos app from Android device.
  • Install the latest APK.
  • Launch Google Photos.
  • Select a photo to and select “Edit” option.
  • Select “Tools” option.
  • Select “Magic Eraser”.
  • Circle the area you want to erase.
  • Save the photo.

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