Google’s Photo AI is coming to Apple – but it has a downside

Magic Editor, Google’s photo AI, will be available to all Google Photos users on iOS next month. That’s good news, but it also has a disadvantage.

Google’s Photo AI is coming to Apple

Google’s Photo AI received a lot of attention during the marketing of the Pixel 8 series last year. Magic Editor uses generative AI to perform complex photo edits, such as filling gaps in a photo, moving subjects, and adjustments such as turning a cloudy, gray sky blue.

The operations mimic professional tools like Photoshop, except Magic Editor achieves its automated results via AI. So users don’t have to execute them manually.

Magic Editor appeared as one of the key AI features on Google’s flagship six months ago, and has since been exclusive to Pixel 8 users and Google One subscribers. From May 15, Magic will become Editor available to all Google Photos users.

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Good news with a disadvantage

While it is good news that Magic Editor will soon be available on iPhone, there is also a downside. You can only save 10 Magic Editor images per month in Google Photos for iOS. If you want more, you have to Premium Google One subscription to take. This is possible from 2 TB of storage for 9.99 euros per month. You do get a discount if you pay annually.

In addition to Magic Editor, Google does bring even more editing tools to Google Photos, including: Magic Eraser, Unblur, Sky suggestions, Color pop, HDR effect for photos & videos, Portrait blur, Portrait light, Cinematic photos and Video effects. To use all these AI features, your iPhone must have iOS 15 or later.

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