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Google Photos to let everyone use Magic Editor and other AI tools for free, even if you don't have a Pixel smartphone

Google Photos will offer AI-powered editing tools for free to all users starting May 15. Know what's coming.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Apr 11 2024, 10:30 IST
From Google Pixel 8a to Android 15, what to expect at Google I/O 2024
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1/5 Google I/O 2024 time and place: Google has announced that its annual developer conference will kick off on May 14 at 10:30 PM IST or 10:00 AM PT. If last year's trend continues, it is likely to be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater at the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. (Google)
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2/5 1. Artificial intelligence: During this year's conference, artificial intelligence (AI) could yet again take center stage, especially after Google already made several major AI announcements this year including Gemini and Gemma, its families of Large Language Models (LLMs). (Google)
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3/5 2. Google Pixel 8a: Google is also likely to showcase its upcoming affordable smartphone, the Pixel 8a. It will be the latest entry into the Google Pixel 8 series which already has the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. In January, an alleged Pixel 8a retail box was spotted online which hints at a Pixel 8-esque design of the rumoured smartphone. (Representative Image) (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)
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4/5 Android 15: The Android 14 rollout began last year and more and more devices are getting it. What does this mean? We could potentially see some Android 15-related unveilings or announcements at Google I/0 2024, especially now that the Preview Phase 1 seems to have kicked off. (Unsplash)
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5/5 Other announcements: Apart from this, Google could also make announcements related to its other services including Gmail, Photos, Maps and Workspace. (Unsplash)
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Free AI editing tools such as Magic Editor and Photo Unblur are coming to Google Photos soon. (Shaurya Tomer/HT Tech)

Google Photos will soon offer AI-powered editing tools to users for free. In recent weeks, Google has been working towards bringing new features to its Photos app, the most recent of which is the 'Favourite' shortcut, aimed at streamlining the process of sharing photos. While the app also offers a plethora of AI-powered editing features, most of them are kept under the lock and key of the Google One subscription. But that's about to change soon.

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Google Photos AI editing tools

At present, Google Photos offers a suite of AI-powered editing tools to users. These tools include the Audio Magic Eraser Audio which allows users to remove unwanted sounds from videos, Magic Editor which uses AI to reimagine photos, and Photo Unblur which sharpens blurred images. While these features often come in handy, most of them are under the Google One subscription if you're not a Pixel user. But not anymore. Starting May 15, Google will offer these AI editing tools for free, the company has announced.

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In an X post, Google Photos said, “Your photos deserve the best. That's why we're bringing our AI-powered editing tools like Magic Editor to more users starting May 15. Fix blurry pics, remove distractions, and make your memories pop in a few taps — no subscription needed! Check it out”.

Also Read: Google Photos introduces Favourite shortcut - Know how to use it

Google has announced that all Google Photos users on Android and iOS will get 10 Magic Editor saves per month. If users wish to go beyond this limit, Google will require having a Pixel device or a Premium Google One subscription. These tools will be rolled out to users in a phased manner, therefore, not all devices may get it on the same day. Keep your Google Photos app updated to enjoy all the new and free AI editing tools coming soon.

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First Published Date: 11 Apr, 10:30 IST
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