We’ve all been there – trying to get the perfect group photo where everyone looks their best, but there’s always someone blinking or making a weird face. Thanks to Google’s new Best Take feature on Pixel phones, those days are over!
What is Best Take?
Best Take uses AI to analyze multiple photos taken in quick succession and lets you pick the best facial expression for each person in your group shot. It then seamlessly stitches together the best parts from each photo into one flawless final image.
The feature is currently only available on the new Pixel 8 phones, as it requires Google’s latest Tensor G3 chip. But it could come to older Pixel models in the future.
How to Use Best Take
Using Best Take to fix your group shots is easy:
- Open the Google Photos app and select a group photo to edit. Tap “Edit” at the bottom.
- In the editing tools, select “Best Take.” It will analyze other photos taken around the same time.
- Tap on each face and pick the best expression for that person from the options. Best Take will swap it in.
- Once you’ve chosen the best take for everyone, hit “Done” and “Save as copy” to save the final result.
No more closed eyes, awkward smiles, or bad timing. With Best Take, you can piece together the perfect photo from multiple shots.
- Does it require internet? No, Best Take runs on-device using the Tensor chip.
- Does it work on all photos? Currently only on new shots taken with Pixel 8, not your full Google Photos library.
- How many shots do you need? Around 3-4 photos minimum for it to work properly. More is better.
- Does it work on individuals or just groups? Designed for group shots.
Best Take makes getting share-worthy group photos effortless. No more snapping the same shot 10+ times trying to get it right! With Google’s latest AI smarts, your best take just got even better.