Edit your photos

Add filters, crop photos, and more on your mobile device or computer.

Tip: If you have back up & sync turned on, your edits will sync to your Google Photos Account.

Before you get started

Download and install the Google Photos app.

Tips:
  • While you edit a photo, the icon turns blue when you apply certain features to a photo.
  • To compare your edited photo to the original, tap and hold the image preview.
  • To undo changes to an edited photo, tap Edit Edit and then Revert. You can't undo changes to photos you save as a copy.
  • After you edit a photo, to save changes, at the bottom right, tap Save. You may find 2 options on how to save:
    • Save: Saves your changes to the original photo. You might not be able to use this option for certain edits.
    • Save as copy: Makes a new photo with your edits and doesn’t change the original.
Use suggested edits
Google Photos can suggest edit options based on the type of photo you want to edit.
  1. Open the photo you want to edit and tap Edit Edit.
  2. To apply a suggested edit, tap the suggestion name.
    • For example, tap Enhance .
  3. To undo changes, tap the suggested edit option again.
  4. When you are finished, tap Save.
Crop or rotate a photo
  1. Open the photo you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Crop.
    • To crop the photo to different aspect ratios, like a square, tap Aspect ratio .
    • To rotate a photo 90 degrees, tap Rotate .
    • To make minor adjustments to straighten the photo, use the dial above Rotate .
    • To automatically straighten the photo, tap Auto .
  3. When you are finished, tap Save.

Tip: Auto straighten availability will depend on the photo.

Adjust photos
  1. Open the photo you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Adjust.
  3. Select the type of effect you want to apply to your photo and move the dial to make changes.
  4. When you are finished, tap Done.
  5. To undo an effect, deselect the option or tap Cancel.

Learn more ways to adjust photos

Important: Some features might not be available on your device.

  • Tap Blur to adjust background blur.
  • Tap Depth to adjust what depths of your photo are blurred instead of in focus.
  • Tap Color focus to desaturate the background, but keep the foreground in color.
  • Tap Brightness to adjust the overall lightness or darkness.
  • Tap Contrast to adjust the difference in tones.
  • Tap White point to adjust the brightest value.
  • Tap Black point to adjust the darkest value.
  • Tap Highlights to adjust the detail in the brightest areas.
  • Tap Shadows to adjust the detail in the darkest areas.
  • Tap Saturation to adjust the intensity of colors.
  • Tap Warmth to adjust the color temperature.
  • Tap Tint to adjust the hue.
  • Tap Skin tone to adjust the saturation of the skin-colored tones.
  • Tap Blue tone to adjust the saturation of the blue tones, like sky or water.
  • Tap Pop to adjust the local contrast of edges.
  • Tap Vignette to reduce the brightness around the edges of the photo.
  • Tap HDR to enhance brightness and contrast across the image for a more balanced photo.
  • Tap Sky to select from several palettes and adjust the color and contrast in the sky.
Add a filter
  1. Open the photo you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Filters.
  3. Select a filter.
  4. Tap the filter again and move the dial to change the strength of the filter on the photo.
  5. To undo, select None.
Extra editing features
If you're a Google One member, you can get more editing features through the Google Photos app. Your device must have at least 3 GB RAM and iOS 14.0 and up.

To unlock features, subscribe to Google One:

  1. From a photo, tap Edit Edit.
  2. Tap a feature that’s available to Google One members Google One.
  3. To unlock features with a Google One membership, tap the banner.
  4. To join Google One, follow the on-screen instructions.

Use these extra editing features:

  • Portrait light : Change the position and brightness of light for photos of people.
  • Blur : Blur the background on certain photos not captured in portrait mode. Works best for photos with clear foreground subjects, like people, pets, flowers, and food.
    • You can also use Depth  to adjust what ranges of your photo are blurred instead of in focus.
  • Color focus : Desaturate the background, while you keep the foreground in color for photos of people.
  • Smart suggestions : Easy to use one-tap edits that adapt to each photo's content.
  • HDR : Enhance brightness and contrast across the image.
  • Sky : Select from several palettes and adjust the color and contrast in the sky.
Important: You can still use blur, color focus, and the color pop suggestion on photos taken in portrait mode (with depth information) even if you're not a Google One member.

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