Technology has your back, and Google Photos will now hide people you don’t want to see for whatever reason you desire.
- Google Photos has updated for Android devices
- The app now has 100 million active users montly
- It will allow you to label a face you no longer want to see and hide all its pictures
- Snapspeed has also updated to support RAW photos
The new update which will bring the version to 1.8, will essentially better help organize your Google Photos files. Even more, beyond the facial recognition process that makes for excellent filing, the software will now also keep away those you no longer want to see. People such as exes come to mind, or unfortunate situations of friendships gone wrong.
Heartache will be spared.
Google Photos is quickly becoming the number one tool for storing and keeping track of your collection of pictures or videos. It now has more than 100 million active users per month. It’s an excellent result, considering it broke away from Google+ only a couple of months ago. As a standalone, it seems to be doing rather good for itself.
Starting today, a new update will be rolling out, making a few features available. Some of them will be particularly foreign to users from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand. However, it arrives with two separate good news, beyond the “spooky fast speed boosts”, according to Google Photos.
Building on face-recognizing technology, the app will now allow you to hide people you no longer want to see. This will be available even for group photos. To do this, users will require to tap the search function, find group photos and label each face. Select the person you’re looking for and want to avoid seeing, and then the app will send all pictures with them down to the bottom of the stack.
Out of sight, and out of mind. At least to the extent an app can provide.
Furthermore, Google has also updated the Snapspeed to v2.1 which will allow users to edit RAW photos, such as those in the DNG file format. This comes as great news for photographers who wish for a simple and quick editing tool. By taking photos with their dSLR camera, they no longer have to convert it into JPEG files or compromise the quality of their pictures.
The app itself will offer better exposure, contrast, saturation, highlights, white balance, shadows, and clarity.
The updates will start rolling out for Android devices today. However, those impatient may venture onto the APK Mirror, and download it for themselves. The features will reportedly arrive for the web version and iOS devices “soon”.
Read more about Google Photos hitting their milestone of active users here.
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