Google Photos rolls out a much-improved AI-powered editor

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Photography can be a tough task if you lack the experience needed to make that picture perfect. That said, an app like Google Photos is making things easy and creating professionals out of the amateurs. With the new improved editor functionality, you can get the best of your old and new photos.

Google on Friday announced a new and improved editor in the Google Photos app on Android. The feature is powered by artificial intelligence, which is fast becoming the mainstay of most Google products these days. 

The revamped editor feature is built with smart suggestions and easy-to-use granular adjustments, which brings out the very best look in your photos. Google Photos is already providing you with suggestions like brightening, rotating or archiving a picture while you are viewing your pictures. Google is now going a step further by enabling the editor to do much more. A new tab has now been added to the editor that makes use of machine learning to give you suggestions that are designed to the specific photo you are editing.

“These suggestions help you get stunning results in just one tap, by intelligently applying features like brightness, contrast and portrait effects. You’ll see some familiar suggestions like Enhance and Color Pop, and in the coming months, we’ll add more suggestions to Pixel devices to help your portraits, landscapes, sunsets and more really stand out,” product manager Google Photos Zachary Senzer said in a blog post.

The new editor makes it easy to find and apply granular edits, like brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth and more. You can quickly scroll through all your options to find the tool you need or discover new ones. 

The new Google Photos editor has already started rolling out to users on Android starting from today. 

A couple of months ago, Google Photos rolled out one of the most requested features on the app. You will be able to see your newly uploaded pictures first on Google Photos. This represents one of the biggest changes to the popular picture apps in recent times. This feature has been present in the web version of the service for sometimes now; but Android users can now access their newly uploaded photos once they open the app.

Photos were previously sorted in a reverse-chronological order by the date which they were taken; this arrangement placed your most recent snaps on top all the time. The problem with this arrangement however, is that things change as soon as you upload some of your old pictures from your phone or computer—the uploaded pictures are quickly buried in your library by the date in which they were taken.

To get started, simply go to the Search tab, scroll down past people and places and things, and you will see Recently Added under Your Activity. When you open it, you will find your pictures sorted by the date they were uploaded in. This present arrangement makes it easier to edit, share, or even group them in a new album regardless of when they were taken.


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