Samsungs object eraser will let you remove people from the background of your photos  01/14/2021 17:10:51   Allison Johnson
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Samsung revealed new One UI 3 details at todays Unpacked event, including an interesting new photo trick called object eraser, which lets you delete people from the backgrounds of your images. After a photo is taken, you can simply tap on the people you want to remove, and AI will (in theory) do the rest.

If it works well  and thats a big if  this is no small feat. Removing an element from a photo and intelligently filling in the background to replace it would be similar to what Adobe does with its Content-Aware Fill tool. We wouldnt expect this feature to perform quite on that level, but its a tricky problem usually left to sophisticated image editing software to solve. If Samsung can pull this off convincingly, itll be a good trick.

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This feature will be available first on Samsungs S21 series phones, but it should come to compatible Galaxy devices with an Android 11 update early this year.

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