In the keynote, Pichai demonstrated that the new software could do more than just remove stray clouds or photobombers. The first example featured a lady standing in front of a waterfall pretending to catch the water. To start with, it removed the strap from the lady’s backpack, rendering her coat in via AI. Then Pichai brightened the sky, and the light changed throughout the image to look natural. Finally, he moved her individually while the background stayed still to align her positioning better.
What blew my mind however was the second example on show. An image of a child on a bench holding a bunch of balloons was left of the centre. Recentering the image, Magic Editor used AI to extend the bench and “finish” a part of the image that had been cut off. Can you tell which part of this image is AI generated?
If Google has its way, you might never take a bad photo again, especially when partnering the incredible camera on the Pixel 7 Pro. Well that’s assuming one thing. That you have the right equipment. While we’re not yet certain it’s safe to assume that at least for a while this feature will be exclusive to Pixel phones. Magic Eraser is available to Google One subscribers, but we don’t know if Magic Editor will be just yet.