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Beginning May 15, 2024 and rolling out over the coming months, you can get more features at no cost. You can find the future availability in this article or visit the Photos Community to learn more about what’s changing.

Edit your photos

Add filters, crop photos, and more on your mobile device or computer. To edit photos on your mobile device, use the Google Photos app. Some features aren't available on mobile web.

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

Tips:

  • Some editing features aren't available on the web. If you can’t find an editing feature on the web, try using the Google Photos app on Android or iOS.
Use suggested edits
Important: Your device must have at least 4 GB RAM.
Edit options are based on the type of photo you want to edit, which you can apply with one click.
  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo that you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit Edit.
  4. To apply a suggested edit, click the suggestion name.
    • For example, click Enhance .
  5. To undo changes, click the suggestion name again.
  6. When you're finished, click Save.
Crop or rotate a photo
  1. On a computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit Edit.
    Tip: While you edit, click and hold the photo to compare your edits to the original.
  4. To crop or rotate, click Crop & rotate Crop & rotate.
    • To crop the photo, drag the edges.
    • To rotate the photo, at the top, click Rotate .
  5. At the top, click Save.
Tip: Your edits will be applied to the photo, but you can undo them at any time.
Use tools
  1. On a computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit Edit and then Tools .
  4. Select the tools that you want to use with your photo.
  5. Make changes.
  6. When you're finished, click Save.
  7. To undo an effect, select the tool and click Revert.

Available tools

Important: Your device must have at least 4 GB RAM.
  • To adjust the position and brightness of light to portraits of a person, click Portrait light .
  • To adjust background blur, click Blur .
  • To select from several palettes and adjust the color and contrast in the sky, click Sky .
  • To desaturate the background, but keep the foreground in color, click Color pop .

Tip: Tool options depend on your photo. Some tools may not be available for all photos.

Adjust photos
  1. On a computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit Edit and then Adjust Edit.
  4. Select the type of effect that you want to apply to your photo.
  5. Move the dial to make changes.
  6. When you finish, click Save.
  7. To undo an effect, deselect the option.

Learn more ways to adjust photos

Important: Your device must have at least 4 GB RAM.
  • To adjust the overall lightness or darkness, click Brightness .
  • To adjust the difference in tones, click Contrast .
  • To adjust the brightest value, click White point .
  • To adjust the darkest value, click Black point .
  • To adjust the detail in the brightest areas, click Highlights .
  • To adjust the detail in the darkest areas, click Shadows .
  • To adjust the intensity of colors, click Saturation .
  • To adjust the color temperature, click Warmth .
  • To adjust the hue, click Tint .
  • To adjust the saturation of the skin-colored tones, click Skin tone .
  • To adjust the saturation of the blue tones, like sky or water, click Blue tone .
  • To adjust the local contrast of edges, click Pop .
  • To reduce the brightness around the edges of the photo, click Vignette .
  • To enhance brightness and contrast across the image for a more balanced photo, click HDR effect .
Add a filter
  1. On a computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Open the photo you want to edit.
  3. At the top, click Edit Edit and then Filters Photo filters.
  4. Select a filter.
  5. To change the strength of the filter on the photo, move the dial.
  6. When you finish, click Save.
  7. To undo a filter, click None.
Change date & timestamps
Important: You can change the date and timestamps for photos and videos on your computer. When you change the date and time of your photo, the edited date and time displays in Google Photos. But if you share the photo to other apps or download it, the photo may show the original date and time saved by your camera.
  1. On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  2. Place your cursor over a photo or video.
    • To select the items you want to update, click Select Select.
  3. At the top, click More More.
  4. Click Edit date & time. If you selected more than one item, you'll find two options.
    • To specify a date and time for the first item and automatically adjust the dates and times for the other items as relative to that, click Shift dates & times.
    • To set the same date and time for all the items you selected, click Set one date & time.
  5. To finish, follow the on-screen instructions.
Tip: Photos taken before 4 AM are sorted into the previous day.
Undo edits
  • On your computer, go to photos.google.com.
  • Open the photo with edits you want to remove.
  • Click Edit Edit.
  • Click Revert and then Save.

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