Google Photos 2.0

Free storage & automatic organization for all your memories

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Is this really a 2.0 release? Seems pretty much the same.
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Several interesting improvements, especially following yesterday's announced camera updates in iPhone 7: Live Photos bring photos to life with sound and motion, but can suffer from the everyday bumps and shakes that happen when you take photos. Plus, they can be hard to share with friends who don’t have an iPhone. Now, using advanced stabilization and rendering, you can make your Live Photos smoother and more shareable in just a tap. Google Photos can freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans, turning your Live Photos into beautiful, captivating moments. Easily save it as a looping video and share it with anyone. Also in this update: • Choose a new thumbnail for faces in People • Sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added • Easier sharing to YouTube • Performance improvements
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Adding "the sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added" almost makes it possible for us to switch from flickr for family photos. One big pain point for me, is adding descriptions to photos in album view is missing. You have to go in to each photo one by one and add a description. Also, first class support for embedding an album in a blog post, etc would be very nice.
@jeberly I recently made the transition and haven't looked back. 200K photos and videos later, I'm completely migrated. For me it wasn't a feature-set, more than shelf-life. Flickr's future is shaky at best.
@brettsinn Thanks Brett. I realized I could probably get beyond the description, but there is one last big thing for me I realized after posting this. How best do families use Google Photos? Ideally my wife and I would share a photo album or automatically have access to each other's photos. Anyone?
Nice. To be honest Google photos is far better than iCloud but I feel this missed out on one key feature - an importer! I have so much on iCloud that downloading it all to my device and uploading to Google photos makes the whole thing a non-starter. Google should really invest in the ability to import media from other sources (iCliud, Dropbox) before AI tagging, auto-albums and all that.
@michaelrbock Thanks by I have tried the Mac version and it is the worst Google product I have ever used - there is no control of what it's doing... I once tried to upload a 4 gig folder of photos. I later decided to cancel it, but there is no option to cancel the operation... you can't even delete the files! :(
@shai_alon @michaelrbock agree, it's terrible. Mine keeps deciding it needs to reimport 30,000 photos - for funsies.
love this service!!! google at its best...