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Google Photos adds a couple new album tools, custom photo description editing

Updates to the Google Photos app and website today have added a couple new ways of adding to and tweaking albums. In version 1.2 of the app, when viewing an individual photo you'll now see a new "Add to album" option in the overflow menu, which will let you create a new album with just that photo...
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From the Editor's Desk: In love with Google Photos

I've always known where my pictures are. For years now they've been sitting in a small box in my living room, on an aging Linux-based NAS box. (This one, if you're curious.) And I kinda loved that thing, insofar as one can have feelings for a NAS. It doesn't look half bad tucked in my...
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New Google Photos app with unlimited storage goes live in Google Play and on the web

Google's brand new Photos app is now available to download in Google Play and on the web, letting you back up all of your photos with at no cost. Earlier today Google introduced their revamped photos service, which offers users unlimited storage at no cost. Of course there are some limits, like...
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How to add a custom description to pictures in Google Photos

How to add a custom description to pictures in Google Photos

Google Photos is steadily adding subtle new features to its service through updates to its apps and website, and one of the lesser-known new features is the ability to add a custom description to an individual photo. It just takes a few taps or clicks to get it done, and when you come back to a...
Google Photos

Google Photos adds a couple new album tools, custom photo description editing

Updates to the Google Photos app and website today have added a couple new ways of adding to and tweaking albums. In version 1.2 of the app, when viewing an individual photo you'll now see a new "Add to album" option in the overflow menu, which will let you create a new album with just that photo...
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Google offers more details on the closure of Google+ Photos

Following Google's announcement earlier this week that it would shut down Google+ Photos in favor of the new Google Photos service, head of Google Photos Anil Sabharwal clarified the changes taking place. Sabharwal mentioned that users will still be able to share, comment and +1 photos and...
Google+ Photos shutting down on August 1 in favor of Google Photos

Google+ Photos shutting down on August 1 in favor of Google Photos

Now that Google Photos has been live for a couple of months, it looks like it's time to shutter Google+ Photos. Google announced today that on August 1, the photo section that was integrated into the Google+ app will be shut down in favor of the separate Google Photos app. From Google: In an...
How to edit your pictures in Google Photos on Android and the web

How to edit your pictures in Google Photos on Android and the web

Google Photos has turned into a wonderful repository for every photo you take, and also works as a nice stand-in gallery replacement app on many phones. A gallery app isn't just about holding photos though, it's also about editing pictures before sharing them out anywhere you want. Astute Google...
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Use the Google Settings app to turn photo backup on and off, even after Google Photos is uninstalled

Backing up all of your photos somewhere online is a good idea. Phones get lost or broken, SD cards can go bad, and sometimes a picture is a priceless memory. We think you should be using any of the various services to keep everything stored in the cloud in case you ever need access to a remote...
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Stories, Movies and more: Traveling with Google Photos

The new Google Photos wants to help you sort though and share your memories — and for the most part it's pretty good. However the Stories and Movies features aren't without their frustrations. When the new Google Photos update landed on my LG G4, I'd just stepped off an 11-hour flight to China...
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How to get your pictures out of Facebook and into Google Photos

Facebook basically does the bare minimum when it comes to giving you your photos back, and that's really unfortunate. Most of us have a lot of photos in Facebook, but don't actually use that platform as a long-term storage solution. That's probably a good idea considering how photos are handled...
How to move your OneDrive pictures to Google Photos

How to move your OneDrive pictures to Google Photos

OneDrive has its draws as a photo locker, but if you've chosen to move to Google Photos it's a simple process. With great cross-device syncing — particularly if you use Windows devices — and very cheap storage options, OneDrive is a great choice for storing photos and plenty of other things. But...
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How to move your Flickr pictures to Google Photos

Google Photos is a great new system, but you need to get your existing photos up there somehow. If Flickr has been your photo system of choice — and we wouldn't blame you with 1TB of free storage — up to this point, then you'll have to download all of your photos from there in order to get your...

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