We currently live in an age where our smartphones and cameras get first dibs on the fondest of memories. Whether it’s consuming the extravagance of a family dinner before our stomachs do, or capturing the breath of a scenic view before we stop and stare, what our handheld photo machines snap is what follows us down memory lane.
But even the most casual photographer knows that not every moment can be perfectly captured. There’s always someone or something that gets in the frame, or that one person wearing a neon shirt who draws all the attention. Google’s Tensor-powered smartphones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 seriescan fix such problems — and it doesn’t involve time traveling.
By making use of the company’s custom system on a chip (SoC), Tensor, every Pixel 6 and 7 model has a Magic Eraser feature you can use to magically wipe out any unwanted subjects in an image. I will say that the feature doesn’t work 100% of the time and may leave traces of editing if you push it hard enough, but how simple the tool is to use gives it Photoshop-replacing potential: Magic Eraser may be the saving grace to an otherwise imperfect picture. Here’s a walk-through of how to use the Pixel feature.
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How to use Magic Eraser on the Google Pixel
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s make sure your Google Pixel supports the Magic Eraser function. Here’s a list of all the compatible devices:
- Google Pixel 6
- Google Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel 6a
- Google Pixel 7
- Google Pixel 7 Pro
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