Google is adding generative artificial intelligence (AI) into its Photos app in a feature called Magic Editor. In short, it allows users to completely change the content of their photos.
Google Photos Magic Editor
The company says that Magic Editor will allow users to make complex edits to their photos to the level of a professional editor but with very little effort. Google says Magic Editor uses a mix of generative AI and other AI technologies to allow anyone to make specific edits to an image, such as a subject, sky, or background, which can result in wholesale changes to what a photo shows.
For example, Google shows off how the technology is capable of moving the subject of a photo to the right, allows the people in the background to be completely removed, a purse strap to be deleted, and a sky to be completely swapped out in just a few motions.