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5 best Magic Editor AI features coming free to all Google Photos users

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Barely a day after we reported the leak that Google Photos might give all users access to the Magic Editor AI image editing tool for free, Google has made the announcement official.

Starting May 15, the Magic Editor tool will begin to be available to everyone with Google Photos at no charge — provided you're using a Chromebook Plus with ChromeOS version 118+, or a phone with at least 3GB of RAM and Android 8.0. / Are running iOS 15 or higher. Higher.

The problem (as leaked) is that you'll only be able to save 10 edited images a month. If you want to save more images you'll either need a Pixel device — Google has expanded access to all Pixels, not just the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro — or you'll need the Google One 2TB plan or above. With prices starting at $9.99 / £7.99 / AU$19.99 per month.

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Google Magic Eraser highlights suggested for family photos

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Magic Eraser has been a Google AI editing trick for a few years now — it originally launched on the Google Pixel 6 — and it's helped improve a lot of snaps captured on my phone.