Google Photos

  • Find A Photo, Get A Waffle

    Find A Photo, Get A Waffle

    About a week ago, the Google Photos team shared this mystical and magical video about a waffle wafel. What could it mean? What is this all about? Why a waffle??!?!?! Read More

  • Picasa Desktop Users Prompted To Move To Google Photos Backup Instead

    Picasa Desktop Users Prompted To Move To Google Photos Backup Instead

    As part of the transition to Google’s new photo hosting and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted to upgrade to Google Photos Backup for saving their images to Google’s cloud storage. The change could signal the beginning of a plan to migrate Picasa users over to the newer Google Photos… Read More

  • Google+ Photos Is Shutting Down On August 1st

    Google+ Photos Is Shutting Down On August 1st

    This one might be a bit confusing due to product naming weirdness, but here we go: Google+ Photos, the photo sharing solution built into Google’s social network Google+, is shutting down. However: Google Photos (note the lack of +) — as in the excellent, unlimited free photo host that Google launched back in May — will live on. Read More

  • Yes, Google Photos Can Still Sync Your Photos After You Delete The App

    Yes, Google Photos Can Still Sync Your Photos After You Delete The App

    Google’s recently rebooted Photos app might be syncing your photos without you realizing it. David Arnott, an editor at the Nashville Business Journal, writes that he found it was doing just that after he installed the app to test it out and subsequently changed his mind about using it — deleting it from his Android phone and thinking that was the end of Google’s access to… Read More

  • 8 Super Handy Things I Just Learned About Google Photos

    Google just launched a free, unlimited photo storage service. They’re calling it — wait for it — Google Photos. I met with Google shortly after the announcement, and they mentioned all sorts of neat tricks they didn’t get around to discussing in the keynote. Read More

  • Google Photos’ Unlimited Free Storage Could Clobber Apple’s Expensive iCloud

    Google Photos’ Unlimited Free Storage Could Clobber Apple’s Expensive iCloud

    How much does a terabyte of photo storage cost? On iCloud, $240 a year. Dropbox, $100. Microsoft OneDrive, $84. Flickr, $25. Google, $0. It’s free on desktop, Android, and iOS. Today, Google announced its new Google Photos product, which offers unlimited free storage of photos and videos. The only limits are that photos must be under 16 megapixels, and video resolution is capped at 1080P. Read More

  • Google Photos Breaks Free Of Google+, Now Offers Free, Unlimited Storage

    Google Photos Breaks Free Of Google+, Now Offers Free, Unlimited Storage

    Google officially announced its long-rumored revamp of its photo-sharing service, Google Photos, at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco today. The killer feature? Users can now backup up full-resolution photos and videos – up to 16MP for photos and 1080p for videos – to Google’s cloud for free. The service will roll out to Android, iOS and web users starting today… Read More

  • Confirmed: Google Will Launch Google Photos, A Free Photo Host With “Unlimited Storage”

    Confirmed: Google Will Launch Google Photos, A Free Photo Host With “Unlimited Storage”

    It’s been rumored for weeks, but consider it mostly official: Google is launching a photo service separate of Google+. We just heard it straight from the horse’s mouth while walking the halls of Google I/O, though I don’t think we were supposed to hear it just yet. It’ll be announced during Google’s I/O keynote, scheduled to start in an hour.
    Here’s what… Read More

  • Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

    Google+ Can Now Automatically Make Your Videos Look Better

    For almost two years now, Google has been automatically enhancing the photos you upload to Google+; starting today it will do (almost) the same with videos, too. It won’t do this automatically, though. Instead, whenever Google now thinks it can improve a video you upload, a banner will appear in the Google+ web app that asks you if you want to preview the potential changes. You can also… Read More