Google Photos App For iOS, Android Brings Free Storage For Photos, Videos

Google has actually just announced a brand-new app/ service and it’s called Google Photos. The idea is to provide your photos a house contrary to the ‘‘ Gallery’ app on Android devices, and provide users something to much better handle their photos on a smartphone, even an iOS device, if you believe it’s needed.

Simply put, it is Google’s take on Apple Photos and iCloud Image Library readily available on iOS, Mac and Internet.

Announced at I/O 2015, here’s what Google Photos is everything about:

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Google Photos offers a house for all your images sorted by the time the pictures were taken, or when the images were conserved. Google is offering a free and unlimited backup service plan for pictures and videos for lifetime. All pictures and videos uploaded to the cloud can be accessed from an Internet version of Google Photos on or from the Android or iOS app itself. According to Google: “We maintain the initial resolution as much as 16MP for pictures, and 1080p high-definition for videos, and store compressed versions of the photos and videos in lovely, print-quality resolution.”

The Catch…

… While the endless plan sounds fantastic, it has a huge catch to it. Although the free version allows unrestricted uploads of your pictures in 16MP resolution and videos in 1080p, they are all kept in a “compressed” format, which could be a huge offer breaker for lots of. If you want to keep your photos and videos in original uncompressed format, then you need to pony up $ 9.99 a month for 1TB of cloud storage. By contrast, Apple Photos + iCloud Image Library conserves uncompressed version of pictures and videos for free approximately 5GB after which you will require to pay for greater plans. The 1TB iCloud storage strategy expenses around $ 19.99. So yes, the free storage offer of Google Photos truly has a catch. If you are a iOS and Mac user thinking of dropping Apple Photos + iCloud Picture Library, you may wish to believe again.

Much more Organizing


Google Photos arranges your images instantly by “people, places, and things that matter”, without the have to tag them as such – – sounds just like how Apple has been doing it for extremely some time now on iOS and Mac. According to the online search engine giant, “all of this auto-grouping is private, for your eyes just.”

There are some improvement includes included there too, including a new Assistant view, where the app will certainly “recommend new things made with your pictures and videos, such as a collage or a story based upon a current trip you took.”

Powerful Search

Google Photos features an effective built-in search which lets you find images by exactly what you remember about them like people, places or things, no comprehensive description is required. Be it a family member’s birthday, or a beach journey, browsing for images has never ever been this simple.

Easy Sharing

Google Photos also features sharing functionality. While it maintains the typical “share through”feature, users can now share over a hundred photos as a short-term album with licensed recipients – – Shared Photo Streams anybody? – – who can access the images online through a special login and even save the photos in high-quality to their own library.

Google Photos is offered on Android right now in addition to iOS here.

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