Tag Archive: Photos

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.

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How to use the new messaging feature in Google Photos

Another day, another messaging platform from Google — but don’t worry, this isn’t another full-blown chat app. Instead, Google Photos is making it easier to share and discuss photos with a new self-contained messaging section. It works similarly to direct messaging in social apps like Instagram, and no longer requires you to create shared albums. Here’s how it works.

How to use Google Photos’ new messaging feature

Messaging in Google Photos is still new and fairly rudimentary, but  [Read More…]

How to manually tag people and faces in Google Photos

One of the best parts about Google Photos is the automatic face tagging feature, which makes it easy to quickly find photos of your friends without having to scroll aimlessly through years of backups. Up until recently, though, you could only label faces Google Photos had already detected. Now, you can add those face tags yourself, with a few caveats.

How to manually tag faces

Tagging faces is a great way to easily index your photos, but before,  [Read More…]

Save storage with Google Photos by deleting local copies and screenshots

A quick and easy way to open uo storage.

Google Photos is an absolutely incredible service that backs up all of your photos and videos you’ve ever taken, completely free of charge — at least, so long as you’re okay with slightly compressed versions of your shots. For full-resolution uploads, you’ll need to dip into your limited cloud storage space, which means paying for more when you run out.

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Alexa, show me my photos!

Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV devices are great for watching videos, listening to music, and managing your smart home, but they also make nice electronic photo frames. In the steps below, we’ll show you how to configure your devices to create the ultimate family photo slideshows from your Amazon Photos collection!

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Portrait mode coming soon to Google Duo, Google Photos

Focusing on the subject will soon be quite a bit easier.

What you need to know Google Duo may soon get a portrait mode that will blur the background to keep you in focus at all times. The Google Photos app may also soon be getting a feature that allows background blurring to creatively separate people from their surroundings using a “bokeh” effect. These were all discovered in the latest Pixel Tips app update, which helps Pixel  [Read More…]

You can now chat in the Google Photos app

You can also do group chats within the app.

What you need to know Google is adding chat functionality to the Photos app. The feature requires both users to have a Google account. You can chat with one or multiple users.

As Google continues its uphill battle to create a viable — and successful — chat platform for Android, it’s also experimenting with providing piecemeal chat functionality within its already successful apps. The Photos app now allows  [Read More…]

How to use the Pixel 4 camera’s dual exposure sliders to take better photos

Take your photography to the next level.

The Pixel 4‘s new camera app introduces several changes to the interface, and for the most part it’s still dead simple to use. But there are a couple advanced features and modes, like the dual exposure sliders, that improve its shooting capabilities. Once you know what these sliders do, they can take your photography to the next level.

How to use the Pixel 4’s dual exposure sliders

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How to move your Facebook pictures to Google Photos

Most of us have a lot of photos on Facebook, but don’t actually use that platform as a long-term storage solution. Google Photos has become the go-to service for saving digital photographs, and if you haven’t yet moved your collection of Facebook pictures to Google Photos, there’s never been a better time to finally make the switch. The process can be a bit tricky, so here are a few tips on how to make the transition as seamless  [Read More…]