Google Photos is Picking Up More Editing Capabilities

Posted on February 11, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Google Photos with 6 Comments

Google Photos is getting a new video editor for all users, plus some photo editing features that were Pixel-exclusive to Google One customers.

“Last year, we launched a new, more helpful photo editor in the Google Photos app on Android with easy-to-use granular adjustments and smart suggestions to help perfect your shots,” Google’s Zachary Senzer writes. “Today, we’re adding even more editing capabilities to Google Photos so you can easily fine-tune your memories — no expertise needed.”

There are two major changes.

New video editor. The new Google Photos video editor improves on the trimming, stabilizing, and rotation capabilities from before and adds cropping, perspective changes, filters, and various granular edits, including brightness, contrast, saturation, and warmth. There are now more than 30 controls overall.

Enhanced editing features for Google One members. Previously available only to Pixel owners, Google One members will now see new features in Google Photos, including Portrait Blur, Portrait Light, Color Pop, Dynamic and sky suggestions, and more.

The new video editing features are available now in Google Photos on iOS and are heading to Android users in the coming weeks. The new editing features will roll out to Google One members over the next few days on Android.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Google Photos is Picking Up More Editing Capabilities”

  1. jdmp10

    At least it's good that they are trying to incentivize people to get a Google One account, apart from the mainstay features/benefits. Ancillary benefits like this is never a bad thing. Gotta love how features come to iOS first then Android.

  2. thalter

    Still waiting for the ability to colorize black and white photos that they announced two years ago...

  3. Chris_Kez

    Is this tied to a new version of the app? Curious what the privacy label will say.

  4. spiderman2

    Paying with your data is not enough anymore?

  5. wolters

    This is good but is it me or has Google Photos seemed quirky and less robust that it has been? Seems like syncing is all out of whack and years ago we lost the ability to put titles and music into quick movies. I sometimes can't even save the memory of the day because it doesn't seem to give the option.

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