I’ve been using Google Photo’s since it came out with the new version. I used to use Picasa occasionally but it was just a place to view the photos on my hard drive. I installed Google Photo’s on my iPhone, iPad, and my Mac so that all my photos could be uploaded for safe keeping. One of the cool parts about it is that Google Photos starts doing neat things with the photos it finds. The example I have in this post is a panoramic that Google Photo’s put together from 3 separate photos that I took while waiting to take off from Miami. I’d say it came out pretty sweet.
There are other things that it does like make short videos, turn things black and white, and make collages on its own based on the time the photo was taken or where the photo was taken. It takes all that meta data from my iPhone that saves things like the location and date/time stamp and uses that to make smart albums. I think that Apple is trying to do the same thing with Memories but minus some of the other cool functions that Google Photos does.
While Photos from Apple is pretty awesome, there are a lot of storage limitations because I don’t pay for iCloud storage and only use the free options so I can’t back up everything. I have well over 20,000 photos and around 1,000 videos and all that takes up a lot of storage. Google Photos is just one means of backing things up but the fact that it does cool stuff with my photos is just some nice bonus stuff. I also get the option to save the little creations from Google and I take full advantage of that, you never know when I’m going to look back on some of this stuff whenI get older and see how cool some of my pictures came out with a little bit of Google magic.
I’d post more stuff but its hard to do so on WordPress from Google Photos, it doesn’t like the share links that I use. I had to go around that problem by uploading to Flickr then using their share links after making the photo public. If I get more cool stuff like this, I’ll post it here or using Twitter to give it more exposure.