During the recent I/O Conference in San Francisco, Google unveiled its new app named simply Google Photo. The app will allow organization of your all photos, once they are uploaded to the company’s servers.
Most Google users have a huge stock of photos either on their hard-drives or mobile devices. Now you can have them all in one place, organized and categorized by different criteria.
While the app has been around for about 1 year, it was previously required that you have a Google+ account. Some changes and updates were made, and like all apps using Google’s recent Deep Mind technology it is currently being improved by using Machine Learning.
Now the app is free to use without Google+, and can be found where it is the most accessible namely the Google Play Store.
Even if you did not name your pictures, you can find them using search phrases like, “dog” or “people” and many others. This allows google’s recognition software to narrow your previously puzzling search through thousands of unnamed pictures.
Google’s new arrival, will also contain photo enhancing software, and picture editor. This comes as a great help since before you had to choose between hundreds of dubious but free apps, or the expensive versions.
Installing editing software on tablets and phones is never easy, and most users do not need a complicated program since all they want is to change a filter or the lighting. So most of us can now get rid of complicated menus and unlicensed software.
Google Photos even goes one step further in trying to satisfy users. It will change the generously 15 GB backup of space allowed on Google Drive. The user will now have unlimited storage space using Google Photos.
All of this makes for a serious contender on the photo management and storage market. Websites like Dropbox might see a decrease in their earning from monthly fees, with users most likely happy to store their photos in Google’s now unlimited Google Drive.
The only serious drawback is that uploading so many details of your life on Google’s servers might give away too many details of your private life to Governmental or other entities. Google has always acknowledged the fact that if asked by intelligence services it will present all information regarding a specific person.
Using a Google+ account also might share your photos with your user’s friends, and not many people are happy about that.
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