Google has announced new camera upgrades through a software update it will be rolling out to Pixel smartphones starting today, which promises faster low-light shots and improved functionality. larger editions.
Night Sight will now take less time to capture a photo, although Google hasn’t quantified how much time it actually slashed the process once a user presses the shutter. The catch is that the update affects the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, essentially bringing those two phones in line with their respective successors.
Google previously touted the performance improvements when it launched the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, claiming its Tensor chipset powers the extra efficiency. Using unspecified algorithms, he managed to achieve the same with the original Tensor chip. The update does not seem to extend to the Pixel 6aGoogle’s mid-range handset which also uses the same Tensor chip.
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Additionally, Google has also rolled out its Magic Eraser editing tool to all Pixel phones, allowing anyone, including those using older models, to erase unwanted people and objects from their images.
This follows a previous announcement in February which brought the feature to Pixel 5a and earlier devices, as well as Google One accounts, opening it up to non-Pixel and iOS users using Google Photos. Samsung has a similar feature it calls “Object Eraser” in the Gallery app, although anyone can access Magic Eraser on a compatible Galaxy phone. This February rollout also gave Pixel and Google One users the ability to apply an HDR preset effect to video, something previously only relegated to stills.
Magic Eraser has never been exclusive to photos taken with Pixel phones, which means you can upload any photo to your Google Photos account and apply the effect to it afterwards. This is still the case, leaving open the possibility of using Magic Eraser with all the images stored in this account, regardless of the camera they come from.
Google didn’t mention Photo Unblur, a tool it introduced with Pixel 7 devices as an extension of the Face Unblur tool released in Pixel 6 models. It also didn’t expand Camouflage, which remains exclusive to the Pixel 6a.