Google just held its 8th annual Google I/O a couple of days ago and interestingly introduced one of its highlighted products, the Google Photos. It’s basically a stand-alone application, which brings on a fresh approach on how we organize, share and save both photos and videos that we have on our devices.
So, what makes Google Photos irresistible?
It offers free unlimited storage for all your photos and videos, which Google practically called “Home” for all your pics and vids. Yup, just like a lifetime permanent residency.
You can choose to upload everything photo and video automatically in the cloud from all your Android and iOS devices, Windows computers or Macs.
It organizes your photos and videos automatically into people, places or things. That’s besides the timeline that goes from day to months to years by just using a pinch gesture.
It allows you to search efficiently through your photos and videos even if you haven’t tagged, labeled or put any descriptions with it. A cool feature coming from the search giant itself.
It also intuitively makes collection suggestions, which creates either animations or stories from your existing pictures. And you can edit it by changing some included photos or entirely make your own albums, stories animations, collages or even movies.
Any pictures or clips you’ve uploaded remains private unless you share it through other apps or just put up a single link for selected items to your friends. And they can view it even they don’t have Google Photos or if they did, then they can also just copy it to their own account, too.
Pretty awesome features, right? Though, you have to take note that the free unlimited feature only applies to photos taken with not more than 16MP resolution cameras, and videos not more than 1080p. Its classification would be on High-Quality, and with the Original Quality taken from DSLR or high res professional cameras, it will be taken against your Google Drive’s data quota.
For selfie shots and for most smartphone rear cameras like on the iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 or any local smartphones that is at most have 16MP cameras, it won’t be an issue at all. And just in case you’ll be uploading any photos more than the resolution limit, then it will be reduced to 16MP automatically. For videos, it will be reduced to 1080p in turn as well.
You can quickly download Google Photos at Google Play for Android, App Store for iOS devices, and access it through photos.google.com on the web. You can also download a Desktop Uploader so you can auto upload from your Macs or PCs, camera or storage cards, too. Don’t forget to check out Google Photos feature video below.