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About Google Photos features for Pixel devices

Important: If you have backup turned on, your edits will sync to your Google Photos account. To use some features, you must have backup turned on. Learn how to backup photos & videos.

If you’re a Pixel user, you can get more features in Google Photos, including Magic Editor. If an editing feature isn’t listed here, it’s available for all Google Photos users. Learn about other features.

Tip: If you're looking for your editing features for Chromebook Plus, learn more about the Photos Android app for ChromeOS.

Use Magic Editor

Important:
  • Your device must have a 64-bit chipset with at least 4 GB RAM and Android 8.0 and up.
  • This feature is experimental and may not always work how you expect.
You can move around or erase parts of a photo and apply contextual presets, like “Sky” or “Golden hour.”

Edit a photo with Magic Editor

  1. On your Pixel device, open the Google Photos app Photos .
  2. Tap on the photo that you want to edit.
  3. Tap Edit and then Magic Editor Magic Editor.

Apply contextual presets

  1. When you’re in Magic Editor mode, tap Preset Edit Fix Auto.
  2. Select a preset.
  3. To scroll through your options, swipe left.
  4. Tap the Checkmark Done.
  5. If you want to continue to edit your photo, repeat steps 1-3.
  6. When you’re finished with your edit, tap Save copy.
Tip: Preset options depend on your photo. Not all options are available at the same time.

Move, erase, or resize part of your photo

  1. When you’re in Magic Editor mode, tap, draw a circle around, or brush to select part of your photo.
    • Zoom in for better accuracy.
    • To move your selection, touch and hold, and drag it to the area you want.
    • To change the size of your selection, touch and hold, and pinch it with 2 fingers.
    • To remove your selection, tap Erase.
  2. To apply the edit, tap the Checkmark Done.
  3. If you want to continue to edit your photo, repeat steps 1-2.
  4. When you’re finished with your edit, tap Save copy.
Tip: It may take a moment for Magic Editor to generate photo options.

Other Photos features for Pixel devices

Best Take
Important: This feature is only available on Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Best Take combines similar photos into one photo where everyone looks their best. You can choose your favorite expressions for everyone and create your own Best Take. Learn how to edit a photo on your Pixel phone.
Video Boost
Important: This feature is only available on Pixel 8 Pro.
You can capture videos on your Pixel camera with better lighting, colors, and details. Video Boost also enables Night Sight Video. Learn how to use video boost on your Pixel phone.
Audio Magic Eraser
Important: This feature is only available on Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Unwanted sounds can be disruptive in video. Audio Magic Eraser uses Google AI to reduce distracting sounds with a few taps. Learn how to edit a video on your Pixel phone.

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