Google is bringing some new features to its Photos service and it could make it a whole lot easier to separate the wheat from the chaff so to speak.
Using AI-powered solutions, Google Photos is working to make “memories” more meaningful by identifying particularly poignant photographs among the sea of images and bringing them to your attention.
From the blog post announcing the update: “With Memories, you can already look back on important photos from years past, recent highlights, moments with your loved ones, your favorite activities and more. Using machine learning, we can now go beyond resurfacing photos based on themes to doing so based on not-so-obvious visual patterns in your photos. Starting later this summer, when we find a set of three or more photos that share things like shape or color, we'll highlight these little patterns for you in your Memories. For example, one of our engineers received this collection featuring photos he snapped of his favorite orange backpack.”
Further, Google has updated the Cinematic photos feature with “computational photography” to help enhance them even further. This feature takes two nearly identical images and merges the best elements of each into one photo.
In a nod to security, Google Photos is also introducing a new locked folder feature that is password protected and separate from the rest of your collection.
Do you use Google Photos? Do any of the announced updates excite you? If you’re not a subscriber to the service, would these updates make you reconsider? Let us know your thoughts on Google’s latest update to Photos in the comments.
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