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Photos are memories and you should always have a backup copy of all important photos and videos to keep the memories in the future. When we talk about backing up photos and videos, the first thing that comes to mind is cloud storage. Google Photos, launched in May 2015, is one of the most popular cloud storage services. It automatically saves all your photos and videos taken on your Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac if you have an active Internet connection and you are connected to Google Photos. Unlike other photo storage services, Google Photos stores your photos and videos in full HD resolution without compressing them. In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to using Google Photos on your phone.
How to use Google Photos App
To use Google Photos, you must first download and install the application on your phone. Android and iOS applications are available for download. There is also a web version of Google that can be used on Mac and PC. Directly after installing the application on your smartphone or PC, many photos and videos are uploaded quickly. These are all photos, videos and albums that are already stored on your device.
Google Photos automatically organizes all your photos and videos systematically, by date, month and year. Just click on Photos at the bottom of your application screen and you can see all your photos and videos well categorized. There is also a search option at the bottom of the screen. Enter anything related to the photo you want to search and Google Photos will help you find it quickly. Google Photos for PC displays the Search option in the upper right corner.
Backup and sync
Google Photos comes with the’Backup and sync’ option, and when you enable it, all your photos and videos are stored in the Google Photos library. Click the menu icon in the upper left corner of the application, select Settings and select Save and Sync.
Each time you click on an image with your phone, it is automatically saved in the library. These photos and videos are stored privately and are not visible to anyone until you share them. All changes to photos stored in the library are displayed on all your devices synchronized with Google Photos
Although downloading all clicked photos and videos can affect your mobile data, Google Photos also allows you to download them only when you are connected to WiFi. To adjust settings, go to Settings > Backup and Sync > Backup Photos via WiFi Only > and select WiFi Only. You can also choose to save pictures while roaming or when your camera is connected to a charger.
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Support Cards, the second option under settings allows you to check whether your photos are saved or not, or to see what effects have been added to the photos. You can also use it to free up space on your device
Free camera memory
You can delete pictures from your device after they have been saved to your Google Photos account. This will help you free up your device’s memory. Go to Settings and click Free Up Device Storage, delete the albums and videos you have already saved.
Group similar faces
When you enable this function, your photos are automatically grouped by face. Google uses its image search technology to classify the subject of a photo and can classify it that way. This simplifies administration. and also helps find photos faster. The application actually forms a group for each face, thing or place. However, you can label the groups according to your own wishes. If the application creates two or more groups for the same person, you can easily merge them or delete any facial group if you wish. There is also an option to hide or show people, simply select and hide any group or people. Although face grouping is enabled by default in Google Photos, you can still turn it off in preferences.
Google Photos allows you to edit all your photos on any device. All changes to a photo are automatically saved to all devices connected to Google Photos. Select a photo and click on the icon Edit below. The editing function includes some basic tools such as cropping, rotation, cropping, cropping, light/dark, pop and automatic correction. It also offers 14 different effects for your photos, including Mars, Phobos, Deimos, Ceres, Juno, Saturn, Mimas, Rhea, Dione, Ariel, Triton, Venus, Pluto and Eris.
Share your photo with Google Photos
Google Photos lets you share your photos, albums or videos with other people even if they don’t use the Google Photos application.
To share a photo/video with Google Photos Mobile App
- Press and hold an item (photo/video/album) to select it
- Click the Share icon below.
- Select the service with which you want to share it.
Share a photo/album or video on your computer using Google Photos
- Place the cursor on a photo or video.
- Click Share.
- Select how you want to share:
Towards a social network.
Get a link to send a link to someone.
If you like clicking on photos on your phone, saving them and sharing them with your friends, Google Photos is a nice tool to try. Discover the new features of Google Photos.