Google Photos for Android getting new editor with machine learning

Google Photos new editor

In addition to all of that new hardware that Google launched today, it began rolling out some fresh software, too.

The Google Photos app for Android is getting a new editor today. A new Suggestions tab uses machine learning to give you suggestions that are tailored for the image that you’re editing, offering edits like Enhance, Black & White Portrait, and Color Pop that you can apply with one tap. More suggestions will be added in the coming months.

If you’re interested in seeing exactly what changes are made with these suggestions, many of them will show you the specific edits and allow you to customize them further to help you get the photo looking exactly how you want it.

The new editor also comes with an updated layout that makes it easier to get to granular controls for more manual editing. This means you’ll be able to scroll through edits like brightness, contrast, saturation, and warmth and find the tool you’re looking for more easily.

Portrait Light is another new feature of the updated Google Photos editor. It uses machine learning to improve the lighting on faces in your portraits. You can adjust the light position and brightness after taking a photo and even add Portrait Light to photos you’ve got that weren’t taken in portrait mode.

The Portrait Light tool will be available first on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, but Google says it’s coming to more Pixel devices soon.

The new Google Photos editor is starting to roll out on Android today. The upgrade looks to make editing photos easier, both with one-tap enhancements in the Suggestions tab as well as easier-to-find tools in a scrollable list. Not only could this help people make their photos look better, but it’ll do it in the Google Photos app that many Android users already have rather than forcing them to seek out another app that could be more complicated.

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