Why I don't use Google Magic Eraser

Magic eraser not needed opinion
(Image credit: Future)

We are all after the perfect selfie. Whether you're alone, with mates, or a partner, or just snapping photos with the family, we all want to capture the moment. But what happens when that perfect natural moment is tweaked, creating an environment that isn't true to life? Where does it stop? Should we be editing in photos of friends that weren't there, or is editing out people where we draw the line?

What I'm talking about is Google's Magic Eraser. Earlier this year I picked up the Google Pixel 6 Pro, mainly because of its larger size and because I'm always using my phone for work. Fast forward a little, and I've snapped a few images of everyday stuff. So what's this Magic Eraser? Of course, I'm used to editing out distracting objects such as a lamppost protruding from people's heads here and there when I'm shooting professional photography, but I'm not sure it's a tool needed for everyday snaps from your camera phone.

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.

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