Edit a photo on your Pixel phone

You can edit or change what a photo looks like on your Pixel phone.

Straighten or adjust the size of a photo

To use gridlines to straighten photos:
  1. From your Camera app, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  2. Tap Settings Settings and then Grid type.
  3. Select the type of grid you want.
To adjust the ratio of a photo: 
  1. From your Camera app, tap the Down arrow  Down arrow.
  2. Select a ratio option: Wide crop or Full image.
To crop a photo:
  1. In the Photos app, go to the photo that you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit photo Edit Photo and then Crop
  3. Adjust the borders to your desired size.

Change the color, light, or blur of a photo

In the Photos app:
  1. Find the photo that you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit Photo and then Edit photo Edit Photo
  3. From here, you can adjust the light, color, or blur of a photo.

Take Portrait-style photos

  1. Open your Google Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. Tap Portrait and then Capture Capture photo.

To view the enhanced version, in the bottom right corner, tap the photo.

To compare the original and the enhanced versions, swipe between the 2 small photos below the image.

Tip: To add a blurred background after you take a photo, tap Edit photo Edit Photoand then Edit photo Edit Photo. Then, move the Blur slider.

Adjust Portrait blur & color pop on photos (Pixel 4 and later)

To turn on Portrait blur and color pop for all your photos in Google Photos, turn on Social Media Depth Features in your Camera app.

Turn on Social Media Depth Features

  1. On your Pixel phone, open the Camera app Google Camera. Learn how.
  2. At the top, tap the Down arrow Down arrow
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Advanced More.
  4. Turn on Social media depth features.

Adjust Portrait blur & color pop

In your Google Photos app Photos:

  • Portrait blur:
    1. Tap Edit photo Edit Photo and then Edit photo Edit Photo.
    2. Adjust the Blur slider.
  • Color pop: Tap Edit photo Edit Photo and then Color Pop.

Adjust brightness or shadows (Pixel 4 and later)

  • To adjust brightness: On the right, adjust the slider to lower or raise Brightness Brightness.
  • To adjust shadows: On the right, adjust the slider to lower or raise Shadows Shadows.
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