One of the most talked about and highly anticipated products preview at Google’s conference is a major revamp of Google Photos. Experts say that once app spreads around the market, it will without a doubt beat everyone else senseless – Apple, Facebook, Flicker, Amazon, Dropbox, Microsoft, and all the rest of them trying to enter the hyper-competitive market segment.
What is special about Google Inc’s new version of their photo application is that it’s a cloud based app, meaning that users can take countless photos that will be automatically stored up in Google Inc’s cloud. No more worrying about how much storage space you have left on your smartphone, or on your memory card, there’s no limited storage space up in the company’s cloud as long as photos don’t go over 16 megapixels.
Users can then use Google’s very own powerful image search engine in order to find them whenever they feel like it. They dodn’t even need to worry about sorting them while in the middle of a “photo shoot”, just focus on the fun and let the app make life easier for them.
The new and improved version of Google Photos did have its roots inspired by one of the company’s older products, Google Plus, a social media platform that also offered photo backup tools and photo editing tools, though no where near at the level that the new Google Photos app is offering.
Katie Watson, one of Google’s spokeswomen, gave a statement saying that Google Photos is in fact “more than just a shift over from Google Plus Photos and rather an entirely new experience”.
The new version of Google Photos works not unlike magic at first glance. Of course there are various algorithms beneath the surface, but such thoughts never cross the mind of someone actually using the app.
Without having to name your images, Google Photos automatically sorts them into piles of dog photos, cat photos, portrait photos, tree photos, beach photos, lake photos, mountain photos, car photos, shoe photos, and everything else you might have on your device. You can search for specific photos that you did not bother naming using one of these descriptive keyword. It brings a whole new meaning to the word “smart” when applied to technology.
The photo editing tools are very accessible to both novices and experts. Simply select a photo, tap the icon for editing and have fun manipulating your photos. If that’s still not good enough for you, you can let a feature called the Assistant do all the work and automatically enhance photos.
When all’s said and done, the new version of Google Photos is sure to become a hit among photography lovers of all ages. it simply makes for a better experience.
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