Google Transforms Photos With Magic Editor
Written by David Conrad   
Sunday, 14 May 2023

At last week's Google I/O Sundar Pichai showcased Magic Editor, an AI-powered feature to improve your photos, which will be coming to selected Pixel phones later in the year.

Magic Editor is for those occasions when your photo hasn't quite worked - when the composition is wrong and you'd like to move things around. Or the sky is too gloomy and you'd like some more sunlight. If you possess pro-level editing skills such "photoshopping" has been possible by hand for a long time. Now the magic bit is that AI takes care of it for you and you can perform complex edits easily. The video clip demos the idea in just a few seconds:

Google has already brought us photo editing techniques that rely on AI and Magic Editor is an advance on the Magic Eraser that we met in 2021 and uses AI is the following ways:

  • Object detection: Magic Editor uses object detection to identify objects in a photo. This allows you to select and edit specific objects, such as people, animals, or objects.

  • Semantic understanding: Magic Editor uses semantic understanding to understand the meaning of a photo. This allows you to make edits that are consistent with the overall context of the photo.

  • Generative AI: Magic Editor uses generative AI to create new pixels for a photo. This allows you to fill in gaps in a photo, or to make changes to the overall composition of a photo.

Google plans to give select Pixel phones early access to Magic Editor later this year in order to get feedback from users.

Magic Editor


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