We've all experienced that moment of excitement when we capture a stunning photo, only to be disappointed by a blurry shot spoiled by a shaky hand or low-light conditions.
Thankfully, there's a pretty simple way to fix 'em right up – if you have a Google Pixel, that is. Because all Google devices come equipped with Photo Unblur – a smart little tool built right into the Photos app that can help transform your snaps from ordinary to extraordinary in just a few simple steps.
In this guide, we'll talk you through the process of using this foolproof feature and explain what it’s all about.
What is Photo Unblur?
If there’s one thing that Google is extremely good at, it’s loading its smartphone cameras with some seriously remarkable capabilities and exclusive to Pixel features.
Photo Unblur is a powerful image enhancement feature, designed to help you remove blurriness (which you might have guessed) and improve the overall quality of your photos – making them look more professional and Insta-worthy, instantly.
Whether you've captured a beautiful landscape or a candid selfie, Photo Unblur can work wonders to improve the clarity and sharpness of your images.
And if that wasn’t amazing enough, one of the best things about this brilliant feature, is that you're not limited to fixing blurry photos that you’ve shot on a Pixel phone. Any photo is fair game, which means photos taken on completely different phones, even iPhones, can be fixed, too.
How to use it.
Using Photo Unblur really is a straightforward process. To start, open up your Photos app and select the blurry image you want to improve (you can also do this immediately after taking a pic by tapping the pic directly from your camera app).
Once you've opened the photo in question, tap the "Edit" button located at the bottom of the screen. This will bring up the editor.
In the editing options, you will see various tools you can use to enhance your photo, including a few smart suggestions from Google. Slide across to the Tools section, and within that, you should see the "Unblur" option.
You’ll need to tap "Unblur" to activate the feature. Google's AI algorithms will then study the image and attempt to remove the blurriness.
The neat bit about this is that you can also adjust the strength of the effect. Some images may benefit from a stronger correction, while others may require a more subtle touch so as not to spoil the overall look. Use the slider to fine-tune the effect to your liking, moving from 0 to 100 as you please.
Once you're satisfied, tap "Save" to apply the effect, and voila! This will save the edited photo as a separate copy, ensuring your original photo remains unchanged (in case you need it again.)
Say goodbye to blurry photos.
The honest truth? Photo Unblur is a total game-changer. Whether you're a photography enthusiast or simply love capturing life's moments, this feature ensures that you never have to say goodbye to a blurry photo again – it's particularly great if you happen to love snapping pics of your pets or pretty much anyone who refuses to sit still for a nice shot, like young children!
So, go ahead, give it a try, and watch as your blurry photos transform into sharp, vibrant memories to treasure forever.
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