Google Photos Has Become My #1 Photo App

With unlimited backups, advanced photo editing tools, mobile (Android and iOS) and PC apps, web access, easy sharing and search, Google Photos has become my go-to app for organizing and editing my pics. With the added ability to cast your pictures and videos directly to your television via Chromecast, it’s a must-have app for any photo enthusiast.

Photo editing is great in Google Photos via filters or delving into the settings panel, where you can adjust the lighting, bring out the whites, blues, saturation, skin tone, etc… All you need to do is tap on the downward pointing arrow to the right of color or light and  go to town.

The Assistant is also there to make suggestions and help you through the process of using the app. It will also help you make videos, GIFs and collages from your photos. Just to go Assistant, then tap on what you want to do and it will guide you through the process. It’s that easy.

Since Google is known for search, finding photos by place, time and date is a breeze.  The face recognition is also helpful when searching for people in your photos. People search is done by face recognition, which you’ll need to set up. You can get there from the Albums icon (bottom, right)>People (in the top row).  Tap on a photo and tell Photos who it is, Google will then match up the face with other images of that person. It works surprisingly well.

If you’re not using Google Photos, give it a try. Google Photos is available for iOS and Android. You can also get the desktop uploader for PCs here.

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