With the release of the smartphones, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Google released a Magic Eraser tool designed primarily to remove unnecessary objects in the background of the images. With the release of the budget Pixel 6A tool, Magic Eraser will have a new Camouflage function, which does not remove objects in the photo, but adjusts their color so that they do not draw the attention of the audience to something more important in the foreground.
In the original version, Magic Eraser is simple enough: the user selects an extra object in the photograph, the system analyzes its environment and, after removing it, fills the vacant space. If the object is isolated from other elements of the composition and the image is viewed on a small screen of the phone, the result of the Magic Eraser appears quite good. But when the object is blocked by another element, the result may not be very successful: the system does not always "understand" how to fill the site and sometimes creates creepy artifacts that are even more distracting.
In this case, Google created the Camouflage function — a system that does not attempt to completely remove an object, but changes its color so that it does not break out of the background. Journalists from The Verge's resource gave good examples of the function: the behind bright purple stroller became a grey green, and the turquoise object in another photo, instead, became purple and merged with the rest of the background. Google's representative Matt Flegal reported that the new function would appear on Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones with Pixel 6A's junior model released on sale on July 28.