Google Photos is the default gallery app for some standard Android users and the go-to media backup tool for others. However, the app does have some nice photo editing tools that were previously only available for Pixel phones.
These tools include Portrait Light, Portrait Blur, and tools to help you manage your media storage. Now Google is offering these pixel-exclusive editing functions to all Google Photos users as long as they have a Google One subscription, Android 8 and higher and at least 3 GB of RAM. Here’s how to use two of the new editing features.
Using Portrait Light
With Google Photos, you can easily adjust the lighting of your portrait photos. The app’s new editing interface lets you choose how shadows appear on your portraits and which directions they point.
To use this, users need to open their portrait photo in Google Photos, tap the edit button and apply the portrait lighting tool on the image. Continue by sliding your finger over the picture to determine exactly how you want it to look.
Using Portrait Blur
Portrait Blur allows users to add depth effect to images that lack depth information. This includes photos you took with previous phones that didn’t have a specific portrait or lens mode. You can use Google Photos to add blur to such photos.
To use Portrait Blur, open your photo in Google Photos and tap the Edit button. Select the “Blur” option and slide your finger to set how much you want the blur effect to be on your photo.
Google One Membership: How Much Does It Cost?
A Google One membership includes these advanced photo editing tools as well as more space for your Google account, such as: B. for your Google Docs or your Gmail inbox. A Google One subscription is currently available in three variants in India.
The 100 GB storage plan is available for Rs 130 per month or Rs 1,300 per year. The 200 GB storage plan is available for Rs 210 per month or Rs 2,100 per year. Finally, the 2 TB plan is available for Rs 650 per month or Rs 6,500 per year.