Google Photos: Getting to know the app in depth
When you install Google Photos for the first time, the app will provide some options for backups and automatic syncing. Perform setup, then wait for your images to be displayed in a new gallery within the app. Google Photos is designed to be simple and intuitive, so the menu on the left side of the app centralizes all the functionality the service offers. At the bottom are important shortcuts: "Assistant", "Photos", "Albums" and "Share".
In the left menu you will find shortcuts to more basic features such as Device Folders, File and Trash. But there are other smart ones like "Share Library" (with others), "Free Space" that more automatically deletes images on your mobile device, "Scan Photos" than PhotoScan from Google Photos, and finally "Settings" "," Send Feedback, "and" Help. "
The "Assistant" option works similar to Google Now, offering cards with adjustment alerts and exploitable tools. The Wizard suggests albums, identifies stylized photos, and even creates animations. In addition, it makes usage proposals, such as "Rediscover This Day", and highlights features such as "Clean Up the Mess" and "Suggested Rotations," which change the orientation of images that were supposed to be horizontal and are vertical.
The "Photos" item shows all the images on your camera roll, as in "albums" you will find suggestions for albums created with the help of Google's artificial intelligence. Google Photos is able to create albums of "People and Animals" by identifying faces and faces of animals, "Places", "Miscellaneous", "Videos", "Collages", "Animations", and "Movies". It also shows photo albums on the device: "Camera", "Screenshoots", "WhatsApp Images", "Download", "Instagram" and several others besides the albums you created in the app.
Finally, the "Share" feature, which shows the albums you created and shared with people, and before that, suggestions for sharing that Google makes based on the people it finds in your images. This may be a little scary at first glance, but let's face it, when doesn't Google's intelligence scare you?
Google Photos: Working via Smart Search
As we might expect from Google, the search option works exceptionally well and where its power lies. Touch the bar at the top of the app and search for places or things that will be identified in your photos and returned as a result. Tap on any of the displayed categories to expand the selection: Videos, Selfies, Screenshots and Movies are good examples. You can also search by dates, people and businesses using the search. If your photos have generic names, type any letter or number to see similar results.
Google Photos is too smart: It can recognize places and even people. To let magic happen, try touching the face of a frequent person in your life and linking a contact name to that person. All photos in which it appears will be grouped. It also works for animals, as Stella showed.
Google Photos: Editing and Sharing
Most Google+ image editing features have been moved to the new Google Photos. Select any image and as soon as it opens larger you will see two menus, the traditional three dots at the top left giving you some less used, more traditional options, and at the bottom four options than to do with an image: Share, and You can enter a name, phone number, or email, or choose one of the smart options Google gives you from below, both from people and apps: there is the option to link, email , WhatsApp, Facebook, and other compatible applications that are installed on your device. The generate link option allows the recipient to view and download the image, and nothing more.
Next comes Edit, where you can apply filters, change Lighting and Color settings in general or in detail, and finally Image Rotation, icon that allows you to crop and rotate the selected image by rotating the photo at different angles. . You can always cancel all changes made to the image using the "Reset" button. The other icons are self explanatory: Photo Info and Trash.
Google Photos: Web Verse
Google Photos has a browser-optimized version that can be accessed at photos.google. All photos synced on the device are displayed on the web version. The interface and navigation mode is similar to the application, with the same contexts and information layout.