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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