Tag Archive: Photos


Google Photos will now show you exactly where an image came from

The feature is currently only available on the Photos web app, unfortunately.

What you need to know Google is adding new ‘uploaded from’ and ‘shared by’ categories to images’ metadata in Photos. As the names suggest, these bits of information can help you more quickly identify where an image comes from. The change is only live in the Photos web app, however, with no word on when/if the iOS and Android apps will also get the feature.  [Read More…]

How your phone can take better landscape photos

Your smartphone is a powerful camera tool, and if you can harness it the right way, you can up your photography game in all the right ways. Landscape photos are a good starting point because they aren’t complicated subjects, and that’s why you don’t always have to settle for a simple point-and-shoot scenario. Here are a few ways to make these photos more interesting when you shoot them.

How to set up a landscape photo

Launching  [Read More…]

Google Photos is getting a big redesign that axes the hamburger menu

The ‘Albums’ tab has been replaced by a ‘Library.’

What you need to know Google is rolling out a new design for the Photos app on Android. Among the most notable changes in it are the removal of the search bar and the hamburger menu up top. Their myriad settings and features have now been distributed among the five tabs in the bottom bar.

Google has slowly been making the bottom bar and a tabbed interface more  [Read More…]

How to set up Google Photos on your Nest Hub or other smart display

Google Photos is our favorite photo-sharing service because it allows for virtually unlimited backups, has near-perfect syncing abilities, and it can do neat things like automatically create albums or enhance pictures. With so many of our photos living as bits on our phones and computers, it can be easy to forget to show them off properly. Thankfully, Google has made it simple to turn your favorite photos into screensavers and slideshows on your Nest Hub or Google Assistant-enabled  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 461: Z Flip’s ‘Glass’ display; S20 Ultra photos; Android 11

Daniel and Jerry go one-on-one for a conversation about Z Flip’s ‘Ultra Thin Glass’ display that is actually covered by an integrated plastic screen protector. They also look at images from the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera array.

In the second half of the show, they go over new features found in the first developer release of Android 11.

Listen now

Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio  [Read More…]

Does the Pixel 4 shoot better photos than the iPhone 11?

Best answer: Yes. The Pixel 4’s main camera presents better results because the software does so much of the heavy lifting. With manual sliders for both exposure and shadows, users have more control over dynamic range, and Night Sight is elective, rather than a mode that kicks in on its own.

Stay cool and get close: Google Pixel 4 (From $ 630 at Amazon) The Pixel 4 gives good odds on getting a good photo

[Read More…]

Your Google Photos videos may have been ‘incorrectly’ sent to strangers

Google says it conducted an in-depth analysis after resolving the issue to prevent it from happening again in the future.

What you need to know A technical issue affected Google Photos’ ‘Download your data’ service between November 21, 2019 and November 25, 2019. During the affected period, Google says some Google Photos content may have been incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives. Google says the issue was identified and resolved on November 25, 2019.

Google today started  [Read More…]

You can now get your best photos sent to you by Google free for 6 months

What you need to know Google photos will ship you 10 of your photos each month. The service will cost $ 8.99 a month. Right now, there is a six-month free trial.

Users of Google Photos are starting to see an invite to a new service that will offer physical photos to your door for a monthly fee. The service is called unsurprisingly, “Monthly Photo Prints,” and it promises to send you 10, 4×6 inch matte copies of  [Read More…]

How to effectively optimize your Google Photos library

Google Photos is an amazing tool that lets you back up all of your photos and videos in one place. You get free unlimited storage so long as you don’t mind a bit of compression on your backups — and if you’d rather keep your material in pristine quality, you can just as easily pull from your Google One cloud storage. However, as you upload more and more media, your library can quickly become a cluttered mess. Thankfully,  [Read More…]

How to set up Google Photos on Android

Whether you’re a pro photographer or just enjoy snapping photos with your phone, Google Photos is a must. It’s one of the best services Google currently offers and is a great way to save your pictures and videos in the cloud, access them from all of your devices, and keep them with high-quality backups. If you need some help getting started with Google Photos, you’ve come to the right place.

Products used in this guide Cloud storage done  [Read More…]