Google Photos Introduces Paid Colour Pop Feature in Editing Suite


Google introduced a new editor on Android with AI suggestions and more granular controls to allow users to directly edit their pictures in the app final month. Suggestions like Strengthen and Colour Pop were added, that allowed users to make changes to their photos. Now, a Google spokesperson confirmed that it is now adding a new take on its Colour Pop feature that users can add to any photo, without restricting it to just the ones with depth information. To use this new paid Colour Pop feature, Google Photos users must buy Google One subscription. The outline suggests that Google plans to roll out more tools in the editing suite that may require a paid plan.

Engadget reached out to Google after XDA Developer’s Mishaal Rahman tweeted that Google Photos’ Colour Pop feature is locked in the back of a Google One paywall. Google responded that Colour Pop is to be had for free for photos with depth information, but for the use of the feature on any other images, users must buy a Google One membership.

“In Google Photos, colour pop is a feature that continues to be to be had for anyone to use, for free of charge, for photos with depth information (such as portrait mode). As a part of an ongoing rollout that began earlier this year, Google One members can apply the feature to even more photos of people, including those without depth information,” a Google spokesperson told Engadget.

Google is having a look to add extra premium features to Photos sooner or later. XDA Developers dug into the code of Google Photos 5.18 update and found several strings that look to immediate users of premium editing tools to gain access with Google One membership. The outline says that it found hints of prompts like “As a Google One member, you get access to additional editing features,” “Get additional editing features with a Google One membership,” “Unlock this feature and more with a Google One membership,” and “Unlock more editing features and storage amount of storage with a Google One membership.”

There is not any clarity on what these new premium editing features is also, and Google is expected offer clarity on that soon. The search giant has already started to add Colour Pop for any photo in the back of a paywall. Users will have to see more such premium editing tools within the app sooner or later.

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