Google is always looking to improve Google Photos – a cloud-based app that lets you store unlimited images and videos (for free if 16 megapixels). With the latest update, Google Photos will bring you more meaningful throwbacks, more action-packed animations, and suggested rotations for awkward sideways photos.
I love using Google Photos – I take lots of photos with my Galaxy S7 edge, and I rarely film super high quality videos. That means Google will let me store all my images and videos on its cloud-based app for free. And it even lets me free up my device storage by automatically deleting stored media. The app also has some nifty features like “Rediscover Your Memories” – kind of like Facebook’s “On This Day” throwback feature – and “Animation,” where it takes your photos and creates a GIF-like file for you.
Well, with the latest update, Google Photos is getting a lot smarter. The app will now recognize faces that appear frequently in your recent photos and videos and try to bring back memories with those people in them. For instance, if it sees a lot of recent photos with you and your boyfriend, it will bring back old photos of you two together when you were awkward teenagers in a budding relationship.
Google Photos is getting a lot smarter. The app will now recognize faces that appear frequently in your recent photos and videos and try to bring back memories with those people in them.
It will also give you highlights of your favorite people: if it notices that you’ve been taking lots of pictures of your baby, it will aggregate the best photos of your baby and show them to you as recent highlights. In terms of its “Animation” feature, Google now looks at your videos as well – especially action-packed videos – and creates the best short animations for you to share.
The feature that I’m most excited about is, however, the suggested rotation feature. I hate it when my phone takes photos in the wrong orientation, and it happens more than you think. It’s kind of a hassle to go into edit mode and rotate them individually. Google Photos now suggests rotations for those annoying sideways photos – all you have to do is review the suggested photos and then click one button, and the app does everything for you!
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