Smart actions and more enhance Google Photos

Did you know that 5 billion pictures are viewed in Google Photos every day? Since it launched three years ago, Google Photos has evolved into a lot more than just a picture library. Google Lens integration, announced at last year’s Google I/O event, is a good example. Today at Google I/O 2018, Google Photos improved with even more features. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

Starting today, suggested actions will appear as you’re viewing photos, such as an option to brighten, share, rotate or archive a picture. Machine learning powers these actions, so you’ll only see them when they’re relevant. Simply tap on a suggestion to complete the action.

Stronger AI will now be able to manipulate pictures in new ways. For example, the main subject can be identified and remain in color, while the background becomes black and white. In addition, you’ll be able to convert old black and white photos into color ones with AI-powered colorization. These new AI features will be in the Assistant tab of Google Photos.

Developers are also getting new tools to support Google Photos on more devices, so you won’t be limited to just an app or web experience. A new Google Photos partner program will allow developers to integrate Google Photos into new devices and apps, increasing photo accessibility in the coming months.

Source: Google


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