Google Photos is a smart way to backup, categorize and share your memories. However, it also possesses some excellent photo editing tools.

The platform is filled with numerous beneficial features suitable for free users; however, some features were exclusively available for Google Pixel users.

Google recently decided to lift the restrictions and launch the premium features to Google Photos across all platforms, but behind a paywall.

To access the premium ones, you will require a Google One subscription that can unlock some exceptional perks for Google Photos. It includes increased storage and access to premium editing tools.

A major advantage of these tools is that they aim to bring the machine learning experience to editing, including several effects and filters.

Best Google One features

Here are our top 3 best Google One features that you should definitely give a try to improve your overall editing experience with Google Photos.

Portrait blur and Light mode

The Portrait blur feature is among the most useful ones that you will find in the app. It allows you to create the depth-of-field effect in your pictures.

It will allow you to create a sharp focus on the subject while the background is entirely blurred.

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The portrait light mode is a feature that improves the lighting in the picture as it creates the real studio lighting effect.

Machine learning allows the device to rely on fundamental photographic principles through facial mapping and depth-sensing cameras to create ideal pictures.

Pop color feature

The pop color feature lets you keep the subject in a picture to retain its original colors while the background is converted into black and white. This will definitely give your images a unique look.

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Sky replacement

One of the most interesting features is the sky replacement mode. The feature relies on artificial intelligence to detect the sky in your pictures, and it will automatically suggest edits.

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You will find seven different effects: Stormy, Vivid, Afterglow, Luminous, Airy, Radiant, and Ember. You can apply any of these effects and tap on it to adjust the intensity.

Google One subscription

Google One subscription starts at $1.99 monthly for 100 GB storage and $2.99/month for 200 GB. While users looking for a professional plan will have to pay $9.99/month for 2 TB of storage.

This concludes our article on the best Google One features in Google Photos. If you want to read more informative content on Google Photos, click here.

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