Google Photos is one of the most practical and widely used applications, especially for users with smartphones running the Android operating system. However, it is known that not all functions, tricks, settings and shortcuts always use the application as effectively as possible.
Google Photos is the standard application on Android that manages pictures and videos
First of all, it should be noted that one of the greatest advantages of Google Photos is that it stores the videos and photos recorded with the smartphone in the cloud. This is essential because of the limitations of some devices that do not allow the use of memory cards, such as the iPhone, and this section, like many others, presents its specifics, some of which are listed below.
-Multiple selection: While viewing the pictures and a group of them, making selections is easier than pressing one at a time. All you have to do is press on a photo with your finger and then move it without separating your finger on the screen until all of the pictures you want to include in the selection are covered.
-Search: Over time, the way this option works has gradually improved. Using the search box at the top of the application, you can find virtually any image in the gallery by simply inserting text describing what will be displayed in it. To make the task better, Google Photos adds suggestions.
– Assign name: Every person (and even every pet) that appears in the photo gallery can be identified and recognized by their face, so they can be given a name, and they can select the images in which that person (or this Pet) appears. If you’d prefer Google Photos not to add auto-detection to anyone, then you’ll have to long-press the album that collects the images in which it appears. Next, you need to select Hide from the menu at the top. This will continue the images in the library, but they will no longer be displayed to identify who is viewing them.
-Text recognition: Although you can sometimes save information about a sign, poster, or document simply by taking a photo, it may be more convenient to save only the text, not the image of the text. This is where Google Lens does a very efficient job, a visual identification system that analyzes the content of images by extracting the text they contain and copying it and transferring it to another application.
-Create Animated GIFs: The Wizard Animations menu has a feature that allows you to select multiple images to use to create an animated GIF and which can later be exported to other instant messaging applications or social networks.
-File: There are some pictures you want to keep that can be interesting, but finding them in the middle of the gallery can also be annoying. To solve this problem, you can use Google Photos to archive a selection of images so that they are saved in a separate album so they don’t affect the library.
-Download and save: For those who want a full copy of all of their pictures and want to store them on a hard drive or pendrive, Google Photos allows you to download absolutely all of the photos and videos stored in it from the Google Control Panel – Google Photos -Download Data Option. Of course, be patient and better have enough space as the resulting file can take up many gigs.
-Free space: Perhaps one of the greatest virtues of Google Photos, like other cloud storage services, is freeing up space on your smartphone. To do this, simply search the Google Photos menu for the Free Space option, which will remove any duplicate content that is stored on the phone but has a copy already in the cloud.
-Space or quality: Google Photos limits the images that can be saved in their original quality to 15 GB of storage free of charge, maintaining the full resolution, but complying with the specified storage space limit. The other option available is high quality where the storage space is free and unlimited. Although the visual quality is excellent, the file size is reduced.
-Geographical discretion: Automatically geotagged images and videos so that information about the time and place they were captured is associated with the file. This setting can be deactivated with the “Remove geographical location” option.