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None of Your Photos Are Real

The phone’s capabilities allow users to alter a photo to their exact wishes. Its AI software is able to scrub an unwarranted photo-bomber, or expertly distort size, color, and placement with the tap of a few buttons. The suite of features is available on the Google Photos app (accessible on both Android and iPhone devices), making it easier to tailor reality however you see fit.

“Think of it as a simpler version of Photoshop that requires almost zero photo editing experience,” WIRED’s Julian Chokkattu wrote in a review of the phone. “These new additions feel like the future of mobile imaging, where we’re cutting away the things we don’t like in our images and videos, or completely changing the time of day to get the right sky. It’s amazing but also disconcerting. Maybe an overcast day is fine, you know?”

This is part of the trade-off. Nothing is given freely. In our pursuit of perfection, of always wanting to present the most optimal self, it can feel like AI is asking for the very thing we shouldn’t so quickly give over: the substance of our lived realities.