Google’s Magic Eraser is an impressive feature that many smartphone users would love to have at their disposal. This feature allows users to remove any unwanted object or person from their photos instantly. This feature was initially exclusive to Google Pixel smartphones, but now it is available to users of other smartphones, either Android or iPhone, but for a fee.
What is Magic Eraser
Magic Eraser is a feature that can significantly enhance the user experience of any smartphone. It was launched in 2021 and has quickly become one of the most talked-about features in mobile photography. This feature is designed to detect any objects, people, or other elements that may be out of place in a photo. Once identified, it recommends removing them, and with a simple tap, the feature erases the selected area from the photo.
One of the most exciting things about Magic Eraser is that it is not limited to automatic detection. If the feature misses something or the user wants to remove something that was not detected, they can manually select the area to be erased. Magic Eraser then removes the selected area and even predicts what the scene would look like without the removed object. This feature also smooths over the scene, making it appear as if the object was never there.
Another exciting feature of Magic Eraser is the “Camouflage” feature. This feature changes the colour of particular objects in the photo to make them blend in with the rest of the scene. Users can achieve a more cohesive and aesthetically pleasing picture with this feature.
Previously, Magic Eraser was only available on Google Pixel smartphones. However, Google has now made it available to users of other smartphones through their subscription service, Google One.
How to use Magic Eraser on any smartphone
- Open the Google Photos app.
- Select a photo with clear subjects and solid textures.
- Tap on “Edit” at the bottom of the screen and choose “Magic Eraser” from the suggested tools or from the “Tools” category.
- Now, the app will scan the image and highlight suggested subjects to erase. You can tap on them individually or choose “Erase all.” You can also manually highlight what you want to erase by brushing over the subject.
- To use “Camouflage,” select the option instead of “Erase.” This feature adjusts the colouring of the subject to match the surroundings.
Users can access this feature in Google Photos by subscribing to Google One. Along with Magic Eraser, Google One also offers other features such as additional cloud storage, Portrait Light and Portrait Blur editing tools in Google Photos.
While a fee is required to use this feature, Google offers a free trial of Google One starting in March. This free trial is available to anyone who has not subscribed in the past.