Magic Eraser was an exclusive function of Pixel cell phones, but a few weeks ago it was enabled for all those who are in the Google One membership, which allows you to expand the regular storage provided by a Google account. We tell you how you can use this function to remove unwanted elements from your images in Google Photos.
What is Google One?
In case you don’t know, each account opened in Google, which can be used to configure an Android device or have an email address, includes 15 GB of free storage, which is divided between Gmail, Drive and Google Photos. If you receive a large number of emails a day or store photographs in their maximum quality, this space will be exceeded in a short time.
In the era of digital memberships, Google One is the one that offers you regular storage expansion, which benefits the three services mentioned and makes it possible to “create backup copies without interruptions for all your devices,” according to the Californian company.
Annual plans for Mexico range from 100 GB extra to 5 TB. The first may be enough for those people who just need extra space for their photos and personal emails in the cloud.
Google One also offers other benefits, even the most basic scheme, like sharing your extra storage with others, VPN protection, and advanced photo-editing features in Photos, including Magic Eraser.
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How to use Magic Eraser?
Imagine that you have the perfect image of a vacation with your kids or a party with your friends, but there are some elements in the background that spoil it a bit. The Magic Eraser or Magic Barrador tool can save it, since it removes background distractions quickly and easily. Follow these steps to enable it.
Open Google Photos and choose the graphic you want to correct. Several buttons are displayed at the bottom of the interface; click on the Edition (icon with three interrupted vertical lines).
Once you see the bottom editing bar, scroll down to the section of Tools. When you click on it, the button is displayed. magic eraser; select it.
The photo will go into editing mode. To remove unwanted items, the button Delete must be selected (the other is the one for Camouflage).
What follows is to draw a circle with your finger on the outline of what you want to remove in the image. The removal process is virtually instantaneous. If for some reason you remove something you shouldn’t, you just have to click on the undo arrow, next to the undo button. Restore.
For some photos, the tool will make some automatic deletion suggestions. If you agree with them, click on Erase everything.
The alternative of Camouflage it changes the color of the unwanted elements, that is, it combines them with the background. Likewise, you must “lock them up” for this process to take place.
Magic Eraser gives optimal results, especially in photos with good lighting, where both foreground and background elements can be distinguished without problems. In other words, an image can be better balanced with the use of this exclusive functionality for Google One subscribers.