Google Photos is getting a major AI upgrade! The tech giant announced it’s making several of their advanced editing features, previously limited to Pixel devices and paid subscribers, completely free for all Google Photos users. This includes the powerful Magic Editor, along with popular tools like Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, and Portrait Light.

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Magic Editor allows users to make complex edits with ease, using AI to adjust specific parts of an image, like the subject, sky, or background. You can also use it to reposition the main focus of your photo for a more balanced composition. Magic Eraser lets you remove unwanted objects from your pictures, while Photo Unblur sharpens blurry photos using machine learning. Portrait Light gives you the ability to adjust the lighting in your photos after they’ve been taken, adding a whole new dimension to creative control.

There are a few things to keep in mind with this update. The rollout will begin on May 15th and reach all users gradually over several weeks. To use the new features, your device will need to meet minimum hardware requirements, including a 64-bit chip, 4GB of RAM, and a relatively recent operating system (Android 8.0 or later, iOS 15 or later).

There’s also a slight limitation for non-Pixel users with Magic Editor. Free users will have 10 edits saved per month, while Pixel users and Google One subscribers with 2TB or higher plans will have unlimited access.

This move by Google signifies a shift in its strategy, making professional-grade editing tools available to a wider audience. With the growing popularity of AI-powered editing apps, Google is upping the game in its free photo storage service, offering more creative possibilities for everyone.