Articles tagged "google-photos"

Apple launches new transfer service to copy iCloud Photos library to Google Photos

Customers in certain regions, including the United States, Canada, the EU and the UK, can now request a transfer of their photos and videos from iCloud Photos to Google Photos.

Google Photos now syncs 'liked' images with Apple's iOS Camera Roll

Now, when you 'like' an image in the iOS Photos app, the same image (assuming it's been uploaded to Google Photos), will be 'starred' in your Google Photos library.

The best Google Photo alternatives

If you're looking for an alternative for Google Photos, you're not short on options. We've rounded up some of the best solutions for managing, viewing and sharing your photos on the go.

Google is killing off free unlimited storage in Google Photos next year

Google has announced that it will be ending its unlimited free photo and video storage through Google Photos. The popular service will be moving to a 15 GB cap on free storage beginning in June 2021.

Help wanted: Google Photos wants your assistance in training its machine learning algorithms

Google has asked its users for help improving Google Photos before, but a new participation option for Android users pushes this idea even further. You can now volunteer to label a group of images to help improve Google's machine learning algorithms.

Google Photos Android app gets update with Portrait Light mode, one-tap editing and UI overhaul

Google is bringing its new Portrait Light mode, a one-tap editing mode and a user interface update to the Android version of its Google Photos app.

You can now upload images to Google Photos with select Canon cameras via your smartphone

A new integration from Google makes it possible for select Canon cameras to automatically upload images to Google Photos over Wi-Fi.

Google bug causes backed-up video files to be sent to the wrong users

Some Google Photos video files which were backed up with the Takeout tool in November ended up in the wrong accounts.

Google is trialing an automated print subscription for Photos

The service can select and print your ten best photos per month at a cost of $8.

Google Photos gets new private conversations sharing feature on mobile and Web

Google's latest update for Google Photos makes it possible to have conversations and share images with others directly from the service's mobile apps and Web.

Google Photos starts rolling out manual face tagging feature on mobile

Google has announced it's rolling out new features for its Google Photos mobile app that makes it possible to manually tag faces that aren't recognized (or mistakenly identified) by its AI system.

Facebook rolling out new tool to transfer your Facebook photos to Google Photos

Facebook gets the Data Transfer Project moving by announcing the ongoing roll-out of an open-source tool that lets you move all your Facebook photos to Google Photos

Google Photos is rolling out image markup tool for annotating on the go

You'll soon be able to annotate your images using Google Photos. The feature is rolling out now to users around the globe.

Google appears to be working on account switcher and drawing features for its Photos app

Both features have been discovered in the app code by a reverse engineer and activated manually.

iPhone users get free unlimited Google Photo storage for original photo files, but Pixel 4 owners have to pay

It's free for iPhone users, but Pixel 4 owners are no longer able to take advantage of uncompressed original photo storage without paying. Google claims it's working on a fix for the 'bug'.

Google Photos adds Instagram Stories-style Memories feature, now offers canvas prints

Google uses machine learning to pick your best photos from previous years and pins them to the top of your gallery.

You can now search for images in Google Photos using text found within the image

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) isn't new technology, but this does mark the beginning of an era where you can search for text found within your images hosted on Google Photos.

Arcane Photos is a decentralized, blockchain-based Google Photos alternative

Arcane Photos is an alternative to Google Photos and other cloud-based options for uploading and storing images that's blockchain-based and decentralized with an emphasis on privacy.

PSA: Privately shared Google Photos links can be opened by anyone

A researcher has discovered that links used to share images on Google Photos might not be as private as people are led to believe.

Google Photos to be updated with manual face tagging and more

Product lead David Lieb revealed some upcoming features in a Twitter exchange with users.

Google photos expands album limit to 20,000 photos and videos

With many users creating very large albums using the new Live Album feature, Google has decided to double the image and video limit for albums in Photos.

Google Photos excludes unsupported video formats from its free unlimited storage

Google is cracking down on unsupported video files being uploaded to its Photos platform and taking up free storage space.

Google Photos for iOS update brings depth and focus editing

Depth and focus in iPhone Portrait mode images can now be modified in Google Photos for iOS after capture.

Google Photos adds new AI-powered themed video options

Google Photos can automatically create videos from your images for special occasions, such as Mother's Day, or by selecting a specific type of photo in your collection.