How does it do that?
Thanks to new advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Google’s machine learning, this new feature makes what used to be an intensive job a much simpler exercise. Of course, not every photo can be restored by machines. For best results with more serious issues on that precious, one of a kind photo contact us and see what a human photo restorer can do!
Is it really that simple?
Yes, it is as simple as drawing a circle around whatever you might want removed. It gives you a preview, where you can decide what to remove and what to save. While it is not perfect how it crops background objects, it is quite impressive!
Does it really work that well?
While it is not as perfect as a professional photo editor, it can be a handy and convenient tool!
Artificial intelligence already has many useful features for photo editing technology. Auto-brightness, filters, and auto-color are some tools that iPhone or Android users might already be familiar with. But the Magic Eraser takes it to another level - removing pesky objects like telephone poles, strangers at a crowded beach, or maybe even facial pimples.
Is Google Pixel the only phone that does this?
Yes, while the Google Pixel is the only phone at the moment that comes with this auto-removal function, there are other ways to achieve similar results. The Magic Eraser can also be accessed through Google Photos. Snapseed has a ‘Healing’ option which colors over objects you want removed. And the TouchRetouch app offers an Object Removal function. Android police explains these alternatives in more detail. https://www.androidpolice.com/best-magic-eraser-alternatives/
There are lots of other services you can find online to help transform your old photos to their former glory. Repairing serious issues like rips, fading, or discolorations is best achieved by a professional photo restorer. It is also possible to colorize a black and white portrait to make it feel like a contemporary image. For more information on colorization, follow this link for a more thorough explanation: colorize a photo
For more information on how useful the magic eraser tool is, check out this article by Tom’s guide: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/google-pixel-6-magic-eraser-tested-how-good-is-it
For step-by-step instructions, see it explained by PhoneArena here: https://www.phonearena.com/news/how-pixel-6-magic-eraser-works_id135993