According to a Google announcement, the Magic Eraser feature, which tried to automatically remove unwanted parts of a picture and debuted with the Pixel 6, will no longer be exclusive to phones with its custom chips. Starting on Thursday, it’s going to be rolling out to Google One subscribers who use the Google Photos app on Android or iOS as well as “all Pixel users.”

With any Google One plan, users will have the Magic Eraser feture as well as the “Camouflage” feature, which enables users desaturate potentially distracting background items rather than fully deleting them from an image. 

In addition, Google claims it is bringing exclusive collage editor styles for Google One subscribers and Pixel users, as well as an HDR effect for movies. Google says it could be a few weeks before everyone gets access to the new photo editing features.

People who subscribe to premium tiers also get access to a VPN service that can be used on computers and iPhones as well as Android phones (and which is included with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro for no extra cost). The company also gave subscribers access to other extra photo editing features, such as color focus and smart suggestions.

My personal thought on this, is the Google Magic Eraser the top tier competitor to Samsung’s Object Eraser, or would users still have to rely on other photo editing apps such as Lightroom and Snapseed for optimum results?

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