One of the benefits of cloud storage services like Google Photos is that you can access it anywhere, anytime, and on pretty much any device. The bad news is that all your data is in Google’s hands, although the company does have privacy policies in place that attempt to reassure customers that their content will be kept private.
Digital photos are great because they don’t take up physical space and you can access them from anywhere. However, there are some who might argue that holding and looking through physical photos can feel a lot better and more personal. If you’re interested in getting your digital photos printed, Google Photos might have something for you.
One of the features of Google Photos is the ability to share photos by creating albums and adding them to it. For the most part, it works, but what if you only wanted to share a couple of photos? Thankfully, Google seems to have found a solution to that conundrum in the form of an in-app messaging feature.
Last week, it was discovered that there was a loophole in Google Photos that allowed iPhone users to upload unlimited original quality images to the website for free. It was quite the revelation, but it seems that Google has since caught on to it and it looks like they are calling this a “bug” and plan on fixing it.
Google Photos offer users two storage options: a free unlimited tier that is capped at a certain resolution/file size, and another tier that lets you store photos in its original resolution above a certain resolution, but that is limited and you will need to pay if you want additional storage. However, it seems that there is a loophole that gives iPhone users the second storage option for free.
One of the selling points of Google’s Pixel smartphones was that it came with free unlimited storage on Google Photos. Google Photos already offers free unlimited storage, but it caps it at a certain resolution, but with Pixel phones, Google offers free unlimited original quality photo backups. This means that you get to store your photos at full resolution for free.
Have you ever taken a photo and it contains text and you wanted to search for that text within it? We’re not sure how many of you would have need for such a feature, but the good news is that if you use Google Photos, Google has announced that the service will be gaining a new Lens feature that will allow users to search for text within their photos.
There are many parts of the world in which data can be expensive and internet can be slow and unreliable. This means instead of being concerned about whether your video can be streamed in 4K, some are worried if their videos can even stream smoothly at all, or if their videos won’t eat up all of their data.
Google Photos is great because as a cloud-based photo storage system, it allows users to upload photos that can be accessed anywhere. Users can also create photo albums and share those privately with friends or family members, or at least that’s what many have been led to believe.
It has long been possible to sync uploads between Google Photos and Google Drive but that will no longer the case. Google has decided to end the integration between these two services in the interest of reducing confusion for its users. The idea here is to simplify the experience across Drive and Photos.
With Google Photos and Google Drive being Google products, it’s not surprising that they kind of tie-in with each other. For example, you can view your Google Photos through Drive via the app, and if you did enjoy the fact that they synced with each other, you might be in for some bad news.
The way we consume media these days and with our phones being such accessible cameras, it is easy to accumulate a ton of photos and videos without knowing about it. Unfortunately what this means is that when it comes to backing up content, it can take a while especially if you don’t do it often which ends up creating a backlog.
The Live Albums feature for Google Photos went live earlier this year. It relies on Google’s machine learning prowess to automatically add photos of people and pets to a custom album. The amount of images that could be stored on these auto-populating albums was 10,000 at launch in October. Google has now doubled the limit to 20,000 images.
One of the perks of using Google Photos is its unlimited storage for photos and videos kept under a certain size. For the most part this is a pretty good deal unless you’re a professional photographer or videographer that requires their files to be of a high-resolution for editing and printing purposes.