Pixel 6 “Magic Eraser” lets you erase objects or people from photos with just a tap



Pixel 6 cameras have undergone massive hardware upgrades this year, but the new “Magic Eraser” tool is perhaps the most mind-boggling update for mobile photographers.

The Pixel line has always been known for its photographic prowess and while last year the iPhone irrefutably surpassed it, Google is back at the top of its game with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and Magic Eraser is on the line. the best encapsulation in software form. .

Magic Eraser can almost instantly remove a person or object from your photos. You can let the software identify the objects to delete itself or you can highlight what you want to delete and it will get to work. If you’ve used Photoshop, this is basically Content Aware Fill, but rather than a complex subscription service that you pay hundreds of dollars a year for, it’s literally a tap and its done option is built in. to your phone.

The examples are going to convey how amazing the results are rather than trying to explain it, so here are some before and after examples to show you how seamlessly the software works. It is also important to note that this is not related to the Pixel 6 camera hardware, you can also apply it to any existing photos in your Google Photos library.

In this first sample I took a sunset photo from a balcony that caught a piece of the railing and a few light spots from the road below, a crop could have worked here too, but I liked the black foreground extending into trees and Magic Eraser easily allowed me to keep it.

Before and after Magic Eraser applied to a sunset photo on a Pixel 6 Pro

(Image credit: Laptop Mag / Sean Riley)

Here is another sample, which was just my family walking along the beach. This shows Magic Eraser’s automatic detection, which was a bit aggressive in this case, but I just tapped on the other individuals in the photo and a few buildings in the background on the left and it only left my wife and my children walk alone on the beach.

Magic Eraser applied in Google Photos on a Pixel 6 Pro

(Image credit: Laptop Mag / Sean Riley)

Magic Eraser is just one example of the software enhancements in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro cameras, but it might be the best as it looks like magic and might motivate you to scroll through your photos to see s ‘there are some that can be saved or improved with just a touch of your new magic eraser.


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