September 20, 2022
Google Photos image object removal tool

Two Years Ago, Google Teased a Magical Tool for Google Photos and We’re Still Waiting for It to Arrive

Google debuted a super neat picture editing option two years ago for Google Photos and it’s still not available to the public…

Back at Google I/O 2017, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced a magical feature for Google Photos. It astounded the crowd and news of it quickly spread around the internet. Pichai unveiled a demonstration, which depicted a chain link fence being removed from a picture. Pichai stated the tool would come very soon. But, two years later and there’s no sign of it.

Google Photos Image Object Removal Tool Remains Unreleased

The Google CEO didn’t go into detail about how the Google Photos obstruction removal tool works. However, that didn’t stop it from becoming one of the most talked about advances in technology at the time.

Although, code strings in the soon-to-be released version of Google Photos, 3.10, did point to it being a part of the upcoming release. But, it never made it to the stable version and there’s been no news of it since that time.

This isn’t actually unusual for Google. The company already has a reputation for teasing new products or services, only to let them fade away from the public’s memory.

Here’s a quick teaser of the Google Photos image object removal tool in-action:

Google Photos object removal tool
Credit: Google


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