The newest update for Google Photos comes with a bunch of new editing tools and refinements, making the app both easier to use and faster. This is the first update for Google Photos in quite some time, but fortunately it lives up to the expectations.
Google Photos’ new editing tools are meant to make editing multiple photos much easier and quicker. If before you had to save each photo when retouching it, the new option allows you to edit one picture and immediately move on to the next since changes are saved automatically. It does not matter if you are removing red eyes, changing levels of exposure or cropping the image, all edits are saved as you work.
Furthermore, the app features a new option named “Revert to Original”, which permits you to undo all changes. Other new features include an aspect ratio selector. By using it, you can choose a pre-set template: square, 4:3, 16:9 or original. Next, you will be able to drag the photos and crop it accordingly.
An improved algorithm has been introduced to the search function, quite similar to the one of the Flickr app. People who own a large collection of photos will rejoice as the browsing option is extremely accurate and will make finding photos in massive albums much easier.
The interface has also suffered some changes, including new options for the creation of movies, animations, albums and collages. The Assistant tab is smarter and has a fresh look, and the navigation bar can now be found at the bottom of the screen, a feature that will be particularly useful for smartphones with big screens.
Collections has not disappeared, but was renamed “Albums”, and now provides users with a scrolling row that gives them easy access to people, shared albums, movies, videos, places, things and others. The albums will from now on be scrolled vertically.
The Google Photos app is still free to use, and also gives you unlimited cloud storage where you can safely keep all your photos and videos. The new update has been already introduced on the Google Play Store for Android devices. However, those of you who prefer iOS should expect to receive it sometime in the near future as well.
Snapseed, the dedicated photo editing app from Google, is also available on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store. With its much more advanced features, the app is expected to draw in more users than Google Photos, in spite of this remarkable update.
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