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Google Photos is getting a redesigned editor

Google Photos will be rolling out a redesigned editor on iOS over the coming weeks.

Google says in a blog post the improved image editor brings much the same features as the Android edition of Google Photos, which debuted the new editor in September 2020. And it’s now more helpful than before with granular adjustments, smart suggestions and more.

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For instance, the app may suggest brightening, rotating or archiving an image. All you need to do is touch a suggestion and the app will do most of the heavy lifting on your behalf. These machine learning-powered suggestions can be found under a new tab in the redesigned editor.

An illustration for the video-editing features in Google Photos

The improved image editor in Google Photos is coming to iOS devices in the coming months.

AI-powered suggestions and a new layout

Google explains:

These suggestions help you get stunning results in just one tap, by intelligently applying features like brightness, contrast and portrait effects. You’ll see some familiar suggestions like Enhance and Color Pop, and in the coming months, we’ll add more suggestions to help your portraits, landscapes, sunsets and more really stand out. And if you want to see what changes were applied, many suggestions will show the specific edits that changed your photo, allowing you to customize further.

Google Photos is also improving its built-in video editor.

The new video-editing features

With the new video-editing features, Google Photos lets you crop, change perspective, add filters, apply granular edits (like brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth) and much more.

A good place to start is with cropping and straightening the frame to focus more on the subject. And if the scene is poorly exposed, you can adjust the brightness to make your video shine.

All told, there are now more than 30 controls in the new video editor. The new video editing features are already available in Google Photos on iOS and will be rolling out to “most Android users in the coming weeks,” the search giant has clarified.

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