Google announces new photo editor for Google Photos

Google hosted its “ Launch Night In ” hardware event yesterday, where it announced a series of products including the Chromecast with Google TV and the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G phones. However, that wasn’t the only thing the company revealed at the event, as it also showed improvements in Google Photos’ image editing feature.

The first in the list of features includes enhancements of suggestions that help users correct the brightness or tilt of images. The app can now provide suggestions based on what’s in the image directly to a dedicated guide, using machine learning. This includes the ability to highlight only the colors of the object or to enhance the overall image with color corrections. The company says it will add more unique features to Pixel to enhance portraits, landscapes and more in the future.

Google Photos gains new features

For those who like to make manual edits and edits to their photos, the search giant offers additional options for the editor, in addition to the usual brightness, color temperature, highlight settings and more. These options are placed on a carousel at the bottom, which can be played individually.

Another big addition to the publisher is the Portrait Light feature that the company displayed at their event. The feature allows you to adjust the lighting in portraits and even lets you move the light source, helping to correct strong shadows or uneven lighting on faces (see image above). It also works with photos that were not taken in portrait mode. The feature is currently exclusive to the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, with support for more Pixel devices to be added in the future.

Google Photos update is already being implemented for all Android users. However, as mentioned earlier, the Portrait Light feature will only be available to users of the latest Pixel devices.


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