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August 2, 2017

Google working on AI camera tech that fixes photos before you’ve even taken them

Google is clearly keen on helping you get the best out of your photos and videos. Among its numerous developments in photography over the past few years, it has made an auto-white balance tool available in Google Photos, developed anti-shake fixes for videos — it has even created a great way to digitize old photos.

Now, Google is taking computational photography to the next level: it’s creating a way for you to retouch your photos, before you’ve even taken them.

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May 26, 2017

You can now tag yourself in Google Photos for more personalized creations

Google has rolled out an update to its Photos app allowing you to tag yourself in pictures. When you login online or launch the Photos app, you may soon be asked to identify yourself so that the Google Photos algorithms can find your face in other pictures.

Google lists three benefits of doing this; you can:

Get more personalized creations. For example, a movie that has photos of you. Get personalized search. You can search “me” to easily find photos of yourself. Let your contacts get suggestions to share with you.

The latter of these means that, when someone you know uploads a photo with you in it, they will now be notified that they can share that picture [...]

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April 20, 2017

Google’s PhotoScan just got easier to use with receipts and other documents

PhotoScan by Google is a handy little tool that acts as more of an add-on to Google Photos than a standalone app. It scans your old (and new) glossy paper pictures and attempts to cut out the glare that usually interferes by making the user take sequential photos at slightly different angles. It also crops the photo down to remove the background and retain focus on the picture itself. From there, the user can manually adjust the crop, rotate, or continue on to save the photo to Google Photos.

Many people found this app useful because it integrates with Google Photos so seamlessly and began using PhotoScan as a way to scan important documents on the go, such as receipts [...]

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March 24, 2017

Google reportedly working on a social app for group photo editing

According to TechCrunch, Google is working on a new social app for group photo editing, which might be unveiled this May at Google I/O.

See also: Are you one of the 10 million who have installed Google Allo? December 15, 2016

Google is certainly a very big and (almost) omnipresent company, but there’s one area where it hasn’t found the magic formula yet: social media. Neither Hangouts nor Google+ gained much traction, and even the company’s latest messaging and video-chatting apps – Allo and Duo – don’t seem to be too much of a threat for rival apps like Facebook Messenger or Skype.

Well, rumor has it the search giant is developing yet another social [...]

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