Google Photos Gets New Editing Tools

NicoleMotta on Thursday March 3, 2016 at 12:37:37 PM

Google Photos Gets New Editing Tools

This week, Google announced new online editing options for Google Photos and an update for its Android app.

"You take a lot of photos. Editing all of them can be time consuming. To speed things up, you can now navigate between photos while staying in editing mode," explained the Google Photos team in a Google+ post late on Tuesday. All edits will be automatically saved but you can easily undo these changes by selecting "Revert to Original." Users can also choose new aspect ratios for cropping images including Original, Square, 16:9, and 4:3. The addition of these editing tools is believed to be connected to the company's recent announcement that it would shutter its popular photo-editing and management app Picasa. Support for the Picasa desktop album will end on March 14 and uploaded Picasa photos will be moved over to Google Photos from May 1.

In a separate announcement on Wednesday, the Google Photos team announced a new update for its Android app. "Rolling out today, the latest Google Photos update features an improved design and performance enhancements," said Google. The new update brings a bottom bar designed to make it easier to switch between the Assistant, Photos, and Albums view. The Albums section was previously called Collections, but Google changed the name based on user feedback and added a new scrolling carousel to the top of the Albums view. "These changes make Photos faster and easier to use than ever, and will be coming soon to iOS," said Google. The Android update, version 1.15, is available now from the Google Play Store.

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