What is Magic Editor and How it Works: The Magic Editor is Google’s latest generative AI tool, and it allows you to manipulate the image extensively – from removing or moving objects and people to changing the look of the sky and water. It can be surprisingly effective, and the best part is that it is very easy to use.
The Magic Editor uses Google’s cloud-based Generator AI to make its adjustments. To remove objects, you trace around them as you did with the Magic Eraser, but here the app generates a replacement background instead of softening and smoothing it. This works best with simple shapes in the background and even then people may get confused unless they are small aspects of the image. You can also select objects and move them around in the frame, with the Magic Editor able to create new parts of the image to fill in empty spaces when you do this.
To change the overall look of the photo, the Magic Editor gives you various options, and if you don’t like any of them, they can be refreshed multiple times. Changes can be shocking, and although most changes are not real, they definitely add fun to the editing process. Magic Eraser is also onboard with a new feature called Best Take, where you can face-swap your friends with a better shot if they screw up the photo without smiling.
However, these questions and concerns will be forgotten when you use Magic Editor or Magic Eraser for the first time. These tools are amazingly powerful, and it’s extremely impressive that we have the ability to alter photos to this extent on smartphones. You won’t find the Magic Editor anywhere else except the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, and the entire Google Photos editing suite is a real reason to consider one if you’re really interested in photography.