A Google Pixel phone showing a group photo of a family smiling

Google’s AI editing tricks make Photoshop useless for most people

In 1987, one of the most significant photos of the last century was taken on a beach in Tahiti. It was taken by John Knoll, who went on to co-create Adobe Photoshop – and his ‘Jennifer in Paradise’ snap (below) would be used to demonstrate the incredible tools that will soon democratize photo editing.

35 years later, we’re seeing the next step in this photo editing revolution – but this time it’s Google, rather than Adobe, waving a mighty new magic wand. This week we saw the arrival of its new Photo Unblur feature, the latest in an increasingly impressive range of AI editing tools.

Much like Photoshop of the 90s, Google’s tricks are opening up image manipulation to a wider audience, while challenging our definition of what a photo actually is.

A woman sitting on a beach in an early version of Photoshop

An early demo of the first version of Photoshop, showing the symbolic “Jennifer in Paradise” photo being edited. (Image credit: Adobe)

As the name suggests, Photo Unblur (currently exclusive to Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro) can automatically turn your old blurry snaps into crisp, shareable memories. And it’s the latest example of Google’s push to integrate a Photoshop bot into its phones (and eventually, Google Photos).

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