Back at Google I/O 2018, Google announced several features for Google Photos, including Colorize capabilities. The feature, which will let you bring color to black and white images, has gone under the radar since then. But the Mountain View company has since issued an update on progress.
Google Photos product lead David Lieb told Mashable on Twitter (h/t: Android Police) that Colorize is still in the works. Furthermore, Lieb said they didn’t want to rush it, adding an example of the feature in action.
2/ Here’s a photo of my 104yo grandmother on her wedding day, colorized with Google Photos on my phone. (You can see we have some work to do; my grandfather didn’t wear pink pants to his wedding!) pic.twitter.com/Ni8v0Bz3vg
— David Lieb (@dflieb) May 6, 2019
The Google representative said they were hoping to launch a beta version of the feature “soon,” although a release window hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Colorize features have been around before, but Google’s machine learning prowess and the massive Google Photos footprint could indeed make it an accessible, mainstream feature. Hopefully we don’t have to wait until Google I/O 2020 for a release.
There’s no shortage of Google Photos features though. Some of the more prominent features include one-tap editing actions, AI-based photo/video classification, depth editing, and live albums. What would you like to see in the app? Sound off in the comments!