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Google Photos Rolls Out Editing Update For Android

Google has started to roll out a new and improved editing function for its Google Photos app, with tools to help even the most amateur photographer produce stunning images.

The update, exclusive to Android, will include automatic suggestions and improved manual tools for photo editing – such as brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, white point and blur.

But the most interesting change is the new ‘suggestions’ tab which will offer personalised, tailored solutions to help enhance and improve the quality of users photos.

“These suggestions help you get stunning results in just one tap, by intelligently applying features like brightness, contrast and portrait effects,” Zachary Senzer, Product Manager for Google Photos wrote in a blog.

“You’ll see some familiar suggestions like Enhance and Color Pop, and in the coming months, we’ll add more suggestions to Pixel devices to help your portraits, landscapes, sunsets and more really stand out. And if you want to see what changes were applied, many suggestions will show the specific edits that changed your photo, allowing you to customize further.”

Google also added a new interface to the editing layout and revealed it will be launching Portrait Light, a new editing feature coming to Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 that uses machine learning to improve the lighting on faces in portraits.

The new Google Photos editor update begins rolling out today to the Google Photos app on Android. Google has not confirmed when or if the Apple version of Google Photos will have the update any time soon.

The update was part of Google’s Launch Night In last night, which saw the company unveil a suite of its latest products including the new Pixel 4a 5G, improved Nest speakers and Chromecast for Google TV.

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