Google Photoshttps://blog.google/products/photos/Google Photosen-usWed, 14 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Icon_White_BG.max-100x100.jpgGoogle Photoshttps://blog.google/products/photos/Photos gets a new look for Memories and a collage editorhttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-look-for-memories-plus-collage-editor/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="giw24">When Google Photos launched Memories three years ago (<a href="https://www.blog.google/products/photos/relive-your-best-memories-new-features-google-photos/">almost to the day</a>), it was the beginning of an <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-memories-features-look-back/">ongoing</a> evolution from an app where you store photos and videos to a place where you can reflect on meaningful moments. Since then, Memories has become one of Photos’ most beloved features, with more than 3.5 billion Memories viewed each month.</p><p data-block-key="76mr2">To make looking back on and sharing important moments easier, we’re rolling out the biggest update to Memories since its launch and giving you a new collage editor so you can easily make shareable creations.</p><h3 data-block-key="a93s7">Immerse yourself in your Memories</h3><p data-block-key="2ir9l">The redesigned Memories experience transports you back in time. With the update that starts rolling out today, you’ll see more videos — including the best snippets from your longer videos that Photos will automatically select and trim so you can relive the most meaningful moments. Even your still photos will feel more dynamic thanks to a subtle zoom that brings movement to your memories. And to bring it all together, next month we’ll start adding instrumental music to some Memories. It’s amazing how the combination of movement, video and music immerses you in your memories. I often catch myself rewatching these new Memories multiple times — especially those of my kids.</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="QTSEvb7o7AE"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-QTSEvb7o7AE"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="Video of new Memories experience with more movement, plus music." src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Memory.max-1000x1000.png"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="giw24">As always, you have the control to hide photos of certain people or time periods from showing up in Memories so you can relive the moments you want to.</p><h3 data-block-key="ekcdf">See your Memories brought to life</h3><p data-block-key="5fi0b">When you have hundreds of photos, it’s hard to manually scroll through your library to relive important moments. That’s my favorite thing about Memories — Google Photos does the work of resurfacing those moments so you can reminisce. I love seeing my old photos in a new light with creative edits like animations, Cinematic photos and collages.</p><p data-block-key="34oi6"><a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-cinematic-photos-and-more-ways-relive-your-memories/">Cinematic photos</a> — the vibrant, moving, 3D representations of your photos shown in Memories — have quickly become one of our most-saved visual effects since they launched in 2020. Soon, you’ll begin to see full Cinematic Memories that transform multiple still photos into an end-to-end cinematic experience, taking you back to that moment in time. Cinematic Memories will also have music, making your photos feel a little more like a movie.</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="cd-ILs9d1G8"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-cd-ILs9d1G8"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="Video of Cinematic Memories - entire Memories comprised of multiple Cinematic photos." src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Cinematic_Memory.max-1000x1000.png"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="giw24">Drawing inspiration from old scrapbooks, we’re also rolling out a new feature called Styles where graphic art is automatically added to your memories to make them pop. There will be several designs at launch, including limited-time styles from featured artists <a href="https://shantellmartin.art/">Shantell Martin</a> and <a href="https://lisacongdon.com/">Lisa Congdon</a> made just for Google Photos.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animation showing Styles in Memories - graphic art is automatically added to your photos." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/08_Presentation_Layers_Blog_v002.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="giw24">Share your Memories</h3><p data-block-key="5b9df">Your Memories in Google Photos are only visible to you, but we know there are times when you may want to share them with family and friends. In fact, this has been the number one requested feature. I'm always eager to share Memories of a trip I took with friends or of my twins doing something cute. Today, we’re starting to roll out the ability to share entire Memories with your friends and family in just a few taps on Android (with iOS and Web coming soon), so they can view them right from Google Photos on any device.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animation of sharing a Memory in Google Photos." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/01_Sharing_a_Memory_Blog_v002.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="giw24">Get creative with easy editing tools</h3><p data-block-key="a060h">Want to express your creativity and add your personal touch? Easy-to-use editing features, like <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-helpful-editor/">smart suggestions</a> and <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/monk-skin-tone-scale/#:~:text=Improving%20skin%20tone%20representation%20in%20Google%20Photos">Real Tone filters</a>, are a few of the ways you can do just that. And now, we're adding a new collage editor (that starts rolling out today on Android and iOS).</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animation of creating a collage in Google Photos." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/05_Collage_Editor_Blog_v001_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="giw24">With the new collage editor, you can easily create shareable collages. Pick your photos, select your design (including styles from featured artists) and easily rearrange the layout with simple drag-and-drop controls. You can even edit the photos right from the collage editor — adjust brightness or contrast, apply filters and more. Google One members and Pixel users can also use additional editing features like Portrait Light or HDR within their collages and access more than 30 additional designs.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Two images of collage styles from Lisa Congdon (left) and Shantell Martin (right)." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Artist-collages-side-by-side_92wNnTF.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="7g2vs">Pick from unique styles, including ones from Lisa Congdon (left) and Shantell Martin (right).</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="giw24">Next time you're feeling nostalgic or have a creative itch, just remember: Google Photos has easy ways to look back, share and edit your important moments in just a few taps.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 14 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/new-look-for-memories-plus-collage-editor/PhotosarticlePhotos gets a new look for Memories and a collage editorKeep reminiscing and sharing your important moments with the biggest update to Memories since its launch.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Hero_Static_Image.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-look-for-memories-plus-collage-editor/Yael MarzanProduct Manager, Google PhotosNew video editing and productivity features coming to Chromebookhttps://blog.google/products/chromebooks/video-editing-and-other-new-features/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="pmwro">Today we’re announcing new features and apps for Chromebook to take your creativity and productivity to the next level. Whether you’re enjoying your favorite music or movies, creating a vacation highlight reel or powering through work, Chromebook lets you do it all with speed, security and ease — right out of the box.</p><p data-block-key="60i57">Over the next few months we’ll roll out new Chromebook features, including video editing tools in the Google Photos app to help you showcase your summer adventures, enhanced app capabilities and features to help you get organized and get things done.</p><p data-block-key="cl4rc"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="pmwro">Get in the director’s chair with Google Photos</h3><p data-block-key="edgao">Share your favorite memories with friends and family and bring your creativity to life with Google Photos’ new movie editor and video editing features — available first on Chromebook this fall.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="The upcoming Google Photos movie editor displays on the screen. In the center is a still from a video clip of two people bicycles, with an editing menu open to let the user adjust brightness, contrast, whitepoints and more." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/movie_editor2x_1_vs4V96n.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="vcx7w">A peek at Google Photos’ new movie editor coming to Chromebook (UI subject to change)</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="pmwro">Creating an end-to-end movie made up of multiple video clips, photos, a title card and music can come with a learning curve and take a lot of time. But Google Photos’ revamped movie creation tools help you make high-quality movies with just a few taps. You’ll be able to create beautiful movies from suggested themes, or put yourself in the director’s seat and start from scratch, right on your Chromebook.</p><p data-block-key="esu3t">Start by selecting a theme and the people (or pets!) you’d like to feature, and Google Photos will make a movie with both video clips and photos. It even intelligently selects the most meaningful moments from your long videos.</p><p data-block-key="2q5eh">For those who like more creative control, you can also build your own movie from scratch with the Google Photos movie editor. Google Photos’ search capabilities make it easy to select, then arrange photos and clips in the order you’d like.</p><p data-block-key="dng8e">Whether you start from a theme or a blank slate, you’ll be able to trim video clips, or edit them to adjust the brightness, contrast and more. Or you can apply one of the <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/monk-skin-tone-scale/">Real Tone filters</a> we added earlier this year – these filters were made to work well across skin tones, so you can choose from a wide assortment of looks to find one that reflects your style. You can also add finishing touches, like music and a title card, to make your movie shine.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="GIF walks through the steps of creating a movie from a suggested theme on Google Photos. “Friendship movie” is selected, then two people are chosen – from there, a movie is produced using clips of these people." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/GIF2_v07.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="6biwr">Select a theme, like “Friendship movie”, and choose who you want to include and Google Photos will create a movie with clips and photos (UI subject to change)</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="wz048">Google Photos integrates with Chromebook’s Gallery and Files apps, so if you open a video in the Gallery app, you can continue editing it in Google Photos with a tap. You can also use images and videos saved on your Chromebook in the movies you make on the Google Photos app.</p><p data-block-key="78o7a">And for professional-grade video editing, the LumaFusion app is also coming to Chromebooks. LumaFusion’s multitrack video editor lets you add graphics, visual effects, transitions and distortions, audio tracks and sound effects, narration, color grading and more.</p><p data-block-key="d7o2k">No matter what kind of movie you want to create, from a summer highlight reel to a short film, Chromebook’s versatile and easy-to-use tools and apps have you covered.</p><p data-block-key="2ma2b"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="wz048">Meet new apps, and get more out of your favorites</h3><p data-block-key="jt3u">Whether you’re diving into forecasting at work or preparing and planning for back-to-school season, Chromebook’s preinstalled apps are ready to help. Here are a few new ones we recommend trying out:</p><ul><li data-block-key="ca76v"><b>Gallery app</b>. We’re introducing new PDF editing features to Gallery, Chomebook’s default media app, so you can fill out forms, highlight text, sign documents and add text annotations. No more printing and scanning just to sign a form. You’ll start to see this roll out next week.</li><li data-block-key="4i6cv"><b>Screencast app.</b> Anyone can now use Screencast to record, view and share transcribed videos and presentations, whether it’s a virtual lesson or a how-to video or demo.</li><li data-block-key="5lfcq"><b>Cursive app</b>. Capture, edit and organize handwritten notes on stylus-enabled Chromebooks. When it's time to share, you can quickly copy and paste your notes into another app or send as a PDF.</li></ul></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A PDF of a lease agreement is on the screen. It’s been highlighted and signatures have been added." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Gallery_app_pdf_editing2x_1.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="z8j59">Using the Gallery app you’ll be able to annotate, highlight, edit, and sign PDFs.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="wz048">And of course, when it’s time to go back to school or catch up on work after a long summer vacation, Google Workspace apps — like Docs, Calendar, Meet and Chat — are already on Chromebook. Whether you’re catching up on emails or collaborating on a group project you paused weeks ago, all of your files will be waiting on Google Drive. And when you want to kick back and relax, entertainment apps are just a tap away. Check the latest trends on YouTube, update your “Summer 2022” playlist on YouTube Music or play a game on Stadia.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A GIF of logos of Chromebook’s preinstalled apps, including Docs, Sheets, Gallery, Camera, Meet, and more." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/nl5-mod3-logo_scroll2x.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="wz048">For creativity, easy-to-use design tools like Canva, Figma and Adobe Express are made to work easily on Chromebook so you can create everything from beautiful presentations to professional-looking social media posts. Apps like FL Studio help you arrange, record, mix and master quality music, and add instruments like synthesizers, drum kits and more.</p><p data-block-key="9kr52">For a little more support in and out of class, Evernote helps you keep your life organized with great note-taking, project planning and easy ways to find what you’re looking for. Plus, get expert advice to help you succeed from Outlier.org, which provides world-class online college education from the founders of MasterClass. And you have 1000+ powerful PC games on NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Luna to help you unwind.</p><p data-block-key="51bsq">Check out <a href="https://www.google.com/chromebook/perks/">special offers</a> on some of these apps and others — perfect for college students heading back to school in the U.S.</p><p data-block-key="f52bu"></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="wz048">Manage your life and make Chromebook your own</h3><p data-block-key="4ml6q">Recently we’ve added new ways to help you get things done easily, like the <a href="https://blog.google/products/chromebooks/whatsnew-100/">newly redesigned Launcher</a> that lets you find what you need with the press of a button, and additions to <a href="https://blog.google/products/chromebooks/better-with-other-devices/">cross-device features</a> like Phone Hub and Nearby Share. In the next few months, we’re also rolling out some new organization and productivity features to help you manage your schedule and stay focused, with some new ways to personalize your Chromebook.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="Chromebook screen with a pink background. The new Wallpaper &amp; style app is open, and in it users can select a wallpaper, screensaver, and theme." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/5._Wallpaper__style_app.max-1600x1600.png);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">Chromebook screen with a pink background. The new Wallpaper &amp; style app is open, and in it users can select a wallpaper, screensaver, and theme.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="94ob2">If you’re not the type to plaster your laptop with stickers on the outside, you can now personalize your Chromebook in new ways. Now you can set your wallpaper from one of your Google Photos albums – and even have it automatically change daily. Imagine waking up to see your photos rotate between your friends, parents, pets… you get the idea. You can also see your favorite pictures sway in the breeze or gently float across your screen using one of the new screensaver photo frames.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A GIF showing a Chromebook screen going from Light theme to Dark theme. The pink background shifts to a darker red, and the shelf also becomes darker." class="article-carousel__slide-img article-carousel__video-slide h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1"><video autoplay="" class="article-carousel__media" loop="" muted="" playsinline="" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_videos/6._Light_dark_theme_MP4.mp4" title="Light dark themes" type="video/mp4">Video format not supported</video><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A GIF showing a Chromebook screen going from Light theme to Dark theme. The pink background shifts to a darker red, and the shelf also becomes darker.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="o7hx5">We’re introducing light and dark themes. The “light” theme keeps things bright and airy, while “dark” makes for easy reading at night or in low light, and can help conserve power. You can choose to keep your laptop on one theme all the time, or choose “auto” to have your Chromebook automatically transition from light to dark when day turns to night. Bonus: some new wallpapers are made for both themes, so your wallpaper will subtly shift from light to dark, too.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="The GIF starts with several windows open in a desk titled “Research Project”. The user taps on “save for later” and the desk contents condense, and several saved desks show on the screen." class="article-carousel__slide-img article-carousel__video-slide h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1"><video autoplay="" class="article-carousel__media" loop="" muted="" playsinline="" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_videos/GIF3_v02.mp4" title="Desk_save" type="video/mp4">Video format not supported</video><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">The GIF starts with several windows open in a desk titled “Research Project”. The user taps on “save for later” and the desk contents condense, and several saved desks show on the screen.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="mogx9">You might already use virtual desks to keep all your related apps and windows grouped and organized when you’re focusing on a specific project, like one desk for a research project and another for planning a vacation (as you can see, I think a lot about vacations). Soon you’ll be able to save and close an entire desk, including all windows and apps — perfect for when it’s time to shift gears and focus on emailing friends or family. When you’re ready to get back to it, you can open your saved windows and tabs with a tap. And once your project is done (and who doesn’t love that feeling?), you can also close all open windows at once.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="The new monthly calendar view is open on the right side of the screen." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Calendar_widget2x_1_kM9kTo4.max-2000x2000.png);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">The new monthly calendar view is open on the right side of the screen.</span></div><figcaption class="article-carousel__caption h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col-l--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="o7hx5">Last but not least, tap on the date on your Chromebook shelf and a monthly calendar will now pop up on the side of your screen. Select any date to see your Google Calendar events in more detail and check your availability at a glance – no need to open another app or browser tab. Notifications are also getting an upgrade. Notifications from the same sender will be grouped together, plus larger buttons make it easier to join a meeting or respond to a message, right from the notification.</p></div></figcaption></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="g0ruf">We’re keeping busy through the rest of the summer making Chromebook even more useful and powerful. We’ll be back to share more updates soon.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/chromebooks/video-editing-and-other-new-features/ChromebooksPhotosWhat's new in ChromeOSarticleNew video editing and productivity features coming to ChromebookNew features coming to Chromebooks, including Google Photos’ movie and video editing, PDF editing, organization features and more.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/chromebook_summer_moment-01_1_4gdczY8.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/chromebooks/video-editing-and-other-new-features/Alexander KuscherDirector of ChromeOS SoftwareNew ways to print your memories with Google Photos in Europe and Canadahttps://blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/new-ways-to-print-your-memories-with-google-photos-in-europe-and-canada/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="d9wfr">We use photos for so many things: to decorate our homes, reminisce with family and friends, and make personalized gifts. But today, most (if not all) of our photos — our memories — are digital. That’s why Google Photos is adding new ways to print your photos, so you can easily celebrate and save life’s meaningful moments.</p><p data-block-key="bk683">Today we’re starting to roll out the option for Google Photos users in Canada and 28 European countries* to create photo prints and canvas prints and have them delivered right to their home, in addition to photo books. And because Google Photos helps you keep your photos organized and searchable, it’s easy to find what you want to print even if you’re looking for a shot from years ago.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="d9wfr">Turn your memories into photo prints</h3><p data-block-key="65kq5">Google Photos now makes it easy to turn your memories into <a href="https://www.google.com/photos/printing/photo-prints/">photo prints</a> right from the app.</p><p data-block-key="dfpl5">In Canada, photo prints start at $0.39 CAD each (plus shipping and tax) and are available in the following sizes (in inches): 4x4, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 12x12, 12x18, 16x20, and 24x36 prints. In European locations where pricing is in EUR, photo prints start at 0.15 EUR each (plus shipping and tax) and are available in the following sizes (in centimeters): 10x10, 10x15, 13x18, 20x20, 20x30, 30x45, 40x60, 50x50, 50x75, 60x90 prints. Pricing for European locations with other currencies is listed in the <a href="https://photos.google.com/printstore">Print store</a> for those locations.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Two hands holding a photo of a smiling couple, other photos and a cup of coffee in the background." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Copy_of__TR_2598.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="2ck6o">Decorate your home with canvas prints</h3><p data-block-key="6nbiv">You can now turn your favorite memories into wall art with <a href="https://photos.google.com/canvas?">canvas prints</a>. Available in Canada in sizes ranging from 8x8 to 20x24 (in), and in Europe (in the same 28 countries) from 20x20 to 75x100 (cm), you can pick the perfect size for your space and fill your walls with memories.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Three canvases standing next to each other showing the same image of a woman and a child laughing together." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Copy_of__TR_2344.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="jnywc">Of course, our classic <a href="https://www.google.com/photos/printing/photo-books/">Photo books</a> are always a lovely way to remember a special trip or tell someone how much they mean to you. They’re also easy to make — start with a suggested photo book made for you, create one from an existing album or begin with a simple search through your photos. Photo books are available in both softcover and hardcover in the US, Canada and Europe.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A woman's hands holding a photo album showing a group shot and a woman with a baby in her arms." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/_TR_2107_NOGLASSES.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="jnywc">With Google Photos, it’s easier than ever to get your memories off your phone and into your home so you can share them with the people you love.</p><p data-block-key="9ssk1">* Available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 20 Jul 2022 06:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/new-ways-to-print-your-memories-with-google-photos-in-europe-and-canada/Google in EuropePhotosarticleNew ways to print your memories with Google Photos in Europe and CanadaGet photo prints and canvas prints delivered right to your door in Europe and Canada with Google Photoshttps://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Copy_of__TR_2967.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/around-the-globe/google-europe/new-ways-to-print-your-memories-with-google-photos-in-europe-and-canada/Cody Bratt Product Manager, Google PhotosImproving skin tone representation across Googlehttps://blog.google/products/search/monk-skin-tone-scale/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="sgyab">Seeing yourself reflected in the world around you — in real life, media or online — is so important. And we know that challenges with image-based technologies and representation on the web have historically left people of color feeling overlooked and misrepresented. Last year, we announced <a href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/image-equity-real-tone-pixel-6-photos/">Real Tone for Pixel</a>, which is just one example of our efforts to improve representation of diverse skin tones across Google products.</p><p data-block-key="d8e0h">Today, we're introducing a next step in our commitment to image equity and improving representation across our products. In partnership with Harvard professor and sociologist <a href="https://www.ellismonk.com/">Dr. Ellis Monk</a>, we’re releasing a new skin tone scale designed to be more inclusive of the spectrum of skin tones we see in our society. Dr. Monk has been studying how skin tone and colorism affect people’s lives for more than 10 years.</p><p data-block-key="fnqc0">The culmination of Dr. Monk’s research is the <a href="http://skintone.google/">Monk Skin Tone (MST) Scale</a>, a 10-shade scale that will be incorporated into various Google products over the coming months. We’re openly releasing the scale so anyone can use it for research and product development. Our goal is for the scale to support inclusive products and research across the industry — we see this as a chance to share, learn and evolve our work with the help of others.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Ten circles in a row, ranging from dark to light." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Monk_Skin_Tone.max-1000x1000.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="htds4">The 10 shades of the Monk Skin Tone Scale.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="sgyab">This scale was designed to be easy-to-use for development and evaluation of technology while representing a broader range of skin tones. In fact, our research found that amongst participants in the U.S., people found the Monk Skin Tone Scale to be more representative of their skin tones compared to the <a href="http://skintone.google/the-scale">current tech industry standard</a>. This was especially true for people with darker skin tones.</p><p data-block-key="5rkue">“In our research, we found that a lot of the time people feel they’re lumped into racial categories, but there’s all this heterogeneity with ethnic and racial categories,” Dr. Monk says. “And many methods of categorization, including past skin tone scales, don’t pay attention to this diversity. That’s where a lack of representation can happen…we need to fine-tune the way we measure things, so people feel represented.”</p></div></div><div class="block-video"><div class="h-c-page h-c-page--mobile-full-bleed"><div class="h-c-grid"><div class="h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col-l--10 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-1"><div class="article-module uni-article-video uni-article-video--body" data-component="uni-article-yt-player" data-page-title="" data-video-id="crD1tzTlE4o"><div class="uni-article-video__embed-container hidden"><div id="uni-article-yt-player-crD1tzTlE4o"></div></div><figure><a class="h-c-video h-c-video--marquee uni-article-video__custom-wrapper" role="link" tabindex="0"><div class="uni-article-video__aspect-image"><img alt="Video of Dr. Ellis Monk on why he developed the Monk Skin Tone Scale" src="//img.youtube.com/vi/crD1tzTlE4o/maxresdefault.jpg"/><div class="uni-article-video__dimmer"></div><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button--active" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button_no_hole"></use></svg><svg class="uni-article-video__play-button" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_play_button"></use></svg><div class="uni-article-video__duration loading"><svg class="uni-article-video__duration-icon" role="img"><use xlink:href="#yt_video_duration"></use></svg><span class="uni-article-video__duration-time">10:25</span></div></div></a></figure></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="sgyab">Using the Monk Skin Tone Scale to improve Google products</h3><p data-block-key="b1f84">Updating our approach to skin tone can help us better understand representation in imagery, as well as evaluate whether a product or feature works well across a range of skin tones. This is especially important for computer vision, a type of AI that allows computers to see and understand images. When not built and tested intentionally to include a broad range of skin-tones, computer vision systems have been found to not perform as well for people with darker skin.</p><p data-block-key="ak9a4">The MST Scale will help us and the tech industry at large build more representative datasets so we can train and evaluate AI models for fairness, resulting in features and products that work better for everyone — of all skin tones. For example, we use the scale to evaluate and improve the models that detect faces in images.</p><p data-block-key="qb74">Here are other ways you’ll see this show up in Google products.</p><h3 data-block-key="7k4pd">Improving skin tone representation in Search</h3><p data-block-key="erh75">Every day, millions of people search the web expecting to find images that reflect their specific needs. That’s why we’re also introducing new features using the MST Scale to make it easier for people of all backgrounds to find more relevant and helpful results.</p><p data-block-key="5n9c1">For example, now when you search for makeup related queries in Google Images, you'll see an option to further refine your results by skin tone. So if you’re looking for “everyday eyeshadow” or “bridal makeup looks” you’ll more easily find results that work better for your needs.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Animated GIF showing a Google Images search for “bridal makeup looks.” The results include an option to filter by skin tone; the cursor selects a darker skin tone, which adjusts to results that are more relevant to this choice." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Bridal_makeup_search_refinements_v20.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p data-block-key="sgyab">Seeing yourself represented in results can be key to finding information that's truly relevant and useful, which is why we’re also rolling out improvements to show a greater range of skin tones in image results for broad searches about people, or ones where people show up in the results. In the future, we’ll incorporate the MST Scale to better detect and rank images to include a broader range of results, so everyone can find what they're looking for.</p><p data-block-key="1lkhh">Creating a more representative Search experience isn’t something we can do alone, though. How content is labeled online is a key factor in how our systems surface relevant results. In the coming months, we'll also be developing a standardized way to label web content. Creators, brands and publishers will be able to use this new inclusive schema to label their content with attributes like skin tone, hair color and hair texture. This will make it possible for content creators or online businesses to label their imagery in a way that search engines and other platforms can easily understand.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A photograph of a Black person looking into the camera. Tags hover over various areas of the photo; one over their skin says “Skin tone” with a circle matching their skin tone. Two additional tags over their hair read “Hair color” and “Hair texture." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/inclusive_schema_0509_anUYk5H.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="sgyab">Improving skin tone representation in Google Photos</h3><p data-block-key="3glsd">We’ll also be using the MST Scale to improve Google Photos. Last year, we introduced an <a href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/image-equity-real-tone-pixel-6-photos/">improvement to our auto enhance feature</a> in partnership with professional image makers. Now we’re launching a new set of Real Tone filters that are designed to work well across skin tones and evaluated using the MST Scale. We worked with a diverse range of renowned image makers, like Kennedi Carter and Joshua Kissi, who are celebrated for beautiful and accurate depictions of their subjects, to evaluate, test and build these filters. These new Real Tone filters allow you to choose from a wider assortment of looks and find one that reflects your style. Real Tone filters will be rolling out on Google Photos across Android, iOS and Web in the coming weeks.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Animated video showing before and after photos of images with the Real Tone Filter." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Real_Tone_filter_v20.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3 data-block-key="sgyab">What’s next?</h3><p data-block-key="328nt">We’re openly releasing the Monk Skin Tone Scale so that others can use it in their own products, and learn from this work —<i>and</i> so that we can partner with and learn from them. We want to get feedback, drive more interdisciplinary research, and make progress together. We encourage you to share your thoughts <a href="https://google.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFJF7qguvcWvdFs">here</a>. We’re continuing to collaborate with Dr. Monk to evaluate the MST Scale across different regions and product applications, and we’ll iterate and improve on it to make sure the scale works for people and use cases all over the world. And, we’ll continue our efforts to make Google’s products work even better for every user.</p><p data-block-key="8onok">The best part of working on this project is that it isn’t just ours — while we’re committed to making Google products better and more inclusive, we’re also excited about all the possibilities that exist as we work together to build for everyone across the web.</p></div></div><div class="block-perspective_qa"><div class="uni-related-article-tout h-c-page" data-component="uni-related-article-tout"><section class="h-c-grid"><a class="uni-related-article-tout__wrapper h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-m--6 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-m--offset-3 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "article lead", "action": "related article - inline", "label": "article: ai-monk-scale-skin-tone-story" }' href="https://blog.google/technology/research/ai-monk-scale-skin-tone-story/"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__inner-wrapper"><p class="uni-related-article-tout__eyebrow h-c-eyebrow">Read Article</p><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image-wrapper"><div class="uni-related-article-tout__image" style="background-image: url('https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/brightened-sharpened.max-500x500.png')"></div></div><div class="uni-related-article-tout__content"><h4 class="uni-related-article-tout__header h-has-bottom-margin">A closer look at the research to help AI see more skin tones</h4><p class="uni-related-article-tout__body">Meet the Googlers who’ve led this latest work, and learn more about why and how they’ve been dedicated to this AI advancement.</p><div class="cta module-cta h-c-copy uni-related-article-tout__cta muted"><span class="nowrap">Read Article<svg class="icon h-c-icon" role="presentation"><use xlink:href="#mi-arrow-forward" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"></use></svg></span></div></div></div></div></a></section></div></div></body></html>Wed, 11 May 2022 17:32:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/search/monk-skin-tone-scale/SearchResearchPhotosAIarticleImproving skin tone representation across GoogleWe're introducing a next step in our commitment to image equity and improving representation across our products.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Skin_Tone_v2_2096x8752x.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/search/monk-skin-tone-scale/Tulsee DoshiHead of ProductResponsible AIGet organized with a little Google Photos spring cleaninghttps://blog.google/products/photos/get-organized-google-photos-spring-cleaning/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Flowers are blooming, the weather’s getting warmer, the days are a little longer — which means it’s also time for spring cleaning. Over the coming weeks, we’re starting to roll out some updates to Google Photos to make it even easier to sort through your albums, import photos and videos you have saved somewhere else, see your shared content and find screenshots. Let the decluttering begin!</p><h3>A more sortable library tab</h3><p>The best part of spring cleaning is knowing where everything is and being able to find it just like that. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a bunch of favorites, albums, shared albums and (if you’re on Android) on-device folders in your library tab of the Photos app. To make it easier to find what you’re looking for, we’re updating the layout to show a grid (or list) that you can quickly filter by type (albums, shared albums, favorites, on-device folders) and then sort.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Gif of Library tab in the Google Photos app." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/library_v2.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>And we can help you organize photos and albums that <i>aren’t</i> on Google Photos. You know, the real-life photo album in the back of your closet or the photos you forgot to upload off your digital camera. Below the album grid we’re also adding a new “import photos” section alongside Locked Folder, utilities, archive and trash to help you easily copy photos from other services, digitize photos (or videos and film) or move photos from a camera. With all your photos and videos together in Google Photos, you can find and sort with ease, relive them in new ways with Memories, share them with family and friends, give them new life by editing them, turn them into photo books and much more.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Gif of import photos section of Library tab in the Google Photos app." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/import_pg_2.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>A tidier sharing tab</h3><p>When everything has its own spot, it’s easier to find what you need. We’re taking that idea and applying it to the sharing tab: We created sections for partner sharing, shared albums and conversations. With more defined sections, it’s easier to find, view and manage your shared photos and videos, and stay up to date so you never miss the latest snap. These updates to the sharing tab will begin rolling out on Android this week, and are coming soon to iOS.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Gif of Sharing tab in the Google Photos app." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Sharehub.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Do more with your screenshots</h3><p>If you’re using a Pixel or another Android device where your screenshots are saved to their own device folder, you can keep your gallery tidy by not backing that folder up. This keeps your screenshots separate from all your other memories, but if you don’t do something with a screenshot right away, you might forget you saved it in the first place (I know I do). To make finding your most recent screenshots a cinch if you choose not to back them up, we’ll soon be adding a shortcut that will appear at the top of your main photo grid to take you right to them.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Image of screenshot shortcut in main photo grid of the Google Photos app." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/new_still.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Also coming soon on Android, you’ll see a carousel of contextual suggestions to copy text, crop, search using <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/7539151?hl=en&amp;co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid">Google Lens</a> and more when viewing a screenshot. These suggestions help you quickly take action on your screenshots in just a tap.</p><p></p><p>One of my favorite parts of Google Photos is that it takes the work out of managing, finding, reliving, editing and sharing my photos and videos — and all these updates make that a little bit easier.</p></div></div></body></html>Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/get-organized-google-photos-spring-cleaning/PhotosarticleGet organized with a little Google Photos spring cleaningWe’re rolling out some updates to Google Photos to make it even easier to manage and find your photos and videos.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/hero2_s3IOuz8.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/get-organized-google-photos-spring-cleaning/Sophie KahanProduct Manager, Google PhotosA poem and a list, so no Google Photos Memories are missedhttps://blog.google/products/photos/poem-and-list-so-no-google-photos-memories-are-missed/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><i>'Twas a few weeks before the New Year and all through the land,</i></p><p><i>people were looking back at the time that had spanned.</i></p><p><i>They looked at photos and videos that they hold dear,</i></p><p><i>from this week, last month and year after year.</i></p><p><i>With Google Photos, built just for you,</i></p><p><i>your memories can come back to life anew.</i></p><p><i>So here is a list of five ways to look back,</i></p><p><i>from your home screen, a smart display — or all in the app.</i></p><p></p><p></p><p>1. With the Google Photos Memories widget on Android and iOS, you can see your Memories right on your phone’s home screen, so you can relive moments as you use your phone throughout the day. And this week we’re rolling out a new People &amp; Pets widget on Android: Pick your closest friends, family and four-legged furballs and get photos of them on your homescreen. Tap on the widget, and it’ll take you into the Photos app to view more photos and videos.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Still image of an Android phone home screen showing the Google Photos People &amp; Pets widget with a picture of a dog." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/e948_Memories-Blog_01-alt2_1.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>2. We’re also rolling out an update to Cinematic photos, which were first <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-cinematic-photos-and-more-ways-relive-your-memories/">launched</a> a year ago. These fun creations use machine learning to produce a video of the moment in 3D, so you can experience your photos in a more vivid way. Now we’re improving Cinematic photos to make them come to life in a new way. Machine learning fills in parts of the background behind the subject, allowing the virtual camera to move more freely as it finds the best framing to bring attention to your subject — sort of like a movie director for your photos.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing how to view a Cinematic Photo in the Memories section of the Google Photos app." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Delight_Cinematic_Photos_v05_cl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>3. The Memories carousel at the top of your photo grid makes it really easy to jump in and reminisce right when you open the app, but you can also see more Memories in chronological context as you scroll through your grid with best of month, trip and event Memories. With event Memories — which began rolling out last week — you can look back on moments like New Year’s Eve, Halloween, birthdays, graduations and more. Because everyone has their own special traditions and preferences, you can rename or remove these Memories from your photo grid.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A GIF showing a Happy birthday Memory in the Google Photos app next to a still image of the same Happy Birthday Memory with controls to rename or remove it." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E948_Memories_Asset3_ALT_v01_nl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>4. In addition to viewing your Memories in the Google Photos app on your phone or tablet, you can also enjoy them on your Nest Hub. Just head to the “Your day” tab and let the good times roll.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A GIF showing how you can view Memories from Google Photos on a Nest Hub." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E948_Memories_blog_Asset4_v03_cl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>5. And while the holidays and approaching new year can be a nostalgic time, we know not all memories are worth revisiting. As a reminder, you can always use the existing Google Photos controls to hide photos of certain people, pets or time periods so you can relive the moments you want to.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A GIF showing controls for selecting certain people and pets to hide from being shown in your Memories in Google Photos." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E948_Memories_blog_Asset5B_v01_cl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><i>Happy reminiscing to all, and to all a good… well, you get the point.</i></p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 09 Dec 2021 16:30:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/poem-and-list-so-no-google-photos-memories-are-missed/PhotosarticleA poem and a list, so no Google Photos Memories are missedThe end of the year is a great time to look back and reminisce. Here are five ways Google Photos can help you look back at your memories — plus a poem.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Blog-Memories01.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/poem-and-list-so-no-google-photos-memories-are-missed/Niv GovindarajuProduct Manager, Google PhotosGet festive this holiday season with new Android featureshttps://blog.google/products/android/new-features-december-2021/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Special delivery! As we head into the busiest time of year, Android is becoming even more helpful with new features that make it a joy to create, capture, relive, and share holiday memories — all while strengthening security and personalization. Let’s take a look at what’s new.</p><p></p><p></p><h3>Keep your family on track this season with Family Bell</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><a class="article-image--link" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CiQEfiZv9s" rel="external" target="_blank"><img alt="A split-screen illustration: on the left side, an Android phone displaying the Family Bell selection menu. On the right side, a festively dressed man on his phone is smiling while making waffles and using Family Bell." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/FamilyBell_Thumbnail_02.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></a></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Choose which devices you’d like to hear your reminders on in settings</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Family Bell helps you and your family stay on track with your daily schedules, wherever you may be. Whether you set up Family Bell on your Android phone, home speaker or smart display, bells and notifications will alert you and your family when it's time for important moments throughout the day — helping you get out the door in the morning, pick up your kids from sports practice or get to bed on schedule. Family members will also be able to set bells on their own devices so they can stay on top of their individual goals too.</p><p>For the holidays, suggested bells for new activities include watering a tree, a family movie night or volunteering to support a local cause. Family Bell is always easy to edit, manage and customize from your selected device.</p><p></p><p></p><h3>Get more out of your favorite Google apps with widgets</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><a class="article-image--link" href="https://youtu.be/Hp-lGxwPUnI" rel="external" target="_blank"><img alt="Illustration of an Android Home screen, displaying a large photo of a mother and child from the Google Photos People and Pets widget." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/PhotoWidget_Thumbnail_08.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></a></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Home screen displaying a photo of a mother and child from the Google Photos People and Pets widget</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Widgets make it easier to view the content and information from your favorite Google apps on your Home screen — and we’ve got three new widgets for you to enjoy this holiday season:</p><ul><li>Keep that holiday reading within easy reach, access your full library of books and even keep track of your audiobook progress with the new Google Play Books widget.</li><li>Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes with the new YouTube Music widget — it puts playback controls and recently played tracks right on your Home screen.</li><li>Feel closer to your family, friends, and favorite furballs. Starting to roll out next week, the new Google Photos People &amp; Pets widget puts your family on your Home screen. Simply select a few faces and an appropriate frame, then the widget will do the rest, decorating your Home screen with your nearest and dearest.</li></ul><p></p><p></p><h3>Relive festive memories</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A cursor taps on a box that says “Happy Birthday”. A 4-year-old girl with blond hair and blue eyes appears in a series of photos with a birthday cake, all memories from a birthday party event." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/06_Event_Memories_V006_R.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Look back on great memories with Google Photos.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>This week we’re rolling out new Memories in Google Photos that help you look back on the moments you celebrate. These Memories appear in your photo grid and feature a curated selection of photos and videos from holidays like New Year’s Eve or Halloween, to important milestones like birthdays and graduations. And because everyone has their own special traditions, specific controls allow you to rename, personalize, correct or even remove these Memories from your photo grid.</p><p></p><p></p><h3>The best of Android, on the road</h3><p>Whether you're driving home for the holidays or simply going to the store for some last-minute groceries, a suite of updates enhances just how helpful Android can be on the road.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Gif of a car infotainment system displaying and reading out an incoming message from Dad, “Have you left already? Can’t wait to see you.” Options to respond with “on my way”, “no” and “me too!” pop up at the bottom of the screen. “On my way” is selected and sent." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/GMS_13_AndroidAuto_C_Smart_Action_1x1_G_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Reply to messages in the car with a tap</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>You can now set Android Auto to launch automatically when you connect your Android phone to your compatible car to stay connected on every drive. And once you’re on the road, Android Auto helps you get things done so you can stay focused on the road. With smart reply options coming soon, you can respond to a text message more easily with the Google Assistant on Android Auto — simply tap to respond or create a custom message. And you can listen to your favorite music with a single tap of the new always-on play button, right on the Home screen. Coming soon, you’ll be able to use your voice to search for music faster in your media apps on Android Auto. Just tap the new search icon and say your favorite artist or song for easy listening.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Gif of a phone with the lock screen displayed being placed near a car handle to unlock it." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/dck_final_1x1_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Use your phone as a car key</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>We also continue to introduce new ways to bring your phone and car closer together. Starting today, you can use your Android phone to lock, unlock and even start your compatible car. Digital car key is now available in select countries on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Samsung Galaxy S21 for compatible BMW cars.</p><p></p><p></p><h3>App permissions get a privacy boost</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><a class="article-image--link" href="https://youtu.be/gKqSayojRkg" rel="external" target="_blank"><img alt="Illustration of an Android phone displaying a notification from Google Play Protect that says, “App permissions removed”." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/AutoReset_Thumbnail_02.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></a></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Get notified when app permissions are removed</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Remember that mobile game you downloaded a few months ago? Probably not. With permissions auto-reset on Android, your device will automatically turn off <a href="https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/permissions/overview#runtime">runtime permissions</a>—which allow apps to access data or take actions on your behalf—for downloaded apps you haven’t used in a while. You can always turn permissions back on anytime you like, either by opening the app again or through the settings menu. Starting next month, this feature expands support to billions more devices with Google Play services that run Android 6.0 or higher.</p><p></p><p></p><h3>Share the love with new Emoji Kitchen combinations</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Gif of a cursor selecting the pleading face emoji and the dog emoji to create a pleading dog face sticker" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/AWS_OnDevice_EmojiKitchen_1x1_v004.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Find the right combination that says how you really feel</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Sometimes those end-of-year messages can have you lost for words—and one emoji doesn't always tell the full story. Emoji Kitchen lets you combine emoji into stickers to share with your friends, family, and loved ones. Celebrate the holidays by sharing your favorite emoji in a beautifully wrapped gift box 🎁. Or if you’re more of a dog person, make sure people know it with an all-new collection of furry friends 🐶. With thousands of new additions, Emoji Kitchen is the gift that keeps on giving and a great way to spread a little holiday cheer. The latest stickers are rolling out to <a href="https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.google.android.inputmethod.latin">Gboard Beta</a> users starting today and will be available to all Gboard users in the coming weeks.</p><p>We can't wait for you to try out these new features while you celebrate the holidays. Learn more about each at <a href="https://www.android.com/google-features-on-android/winter-2021/">Android.com</a>.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/android/new-features-december-2021/FamiliesAndroidPhotosarticleGet festive this holiday season with new Android featuresNew apps and features coming to Android this winter.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/AndroidWinter_BlogIllustration_2096x1182.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/products/android/new-features-december-2021/Tiffany YangInteraction Designer, Google AssistantHow we’re building for transgender communitieshttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/transgender-awareness-week-2021/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Understanding gender can be a lifelong journey for many folks. Coming out as trans or nonbinary can include a lot of changes, including the use of different pronouns or a different name, or physical changes. None of this is easy. Something as simple as seeing an old photo of yourself can be painful if it doesn’t match who you are now on your journey.</p><p>We heard directly from members of the transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive (GE) communites on this issue. To learn how we could help make reminiscing with Google Photos more inclusive, we worked with trans and gender expansive users and brought in our partners at <a href="https://www.glaad.org/">GLAAD</a>.</p><p>Working with GLAAD, we conducted qualitative research interviews with trans individuals and community leaders. These focus groups, along with our own transgender community at Google, played an important role in shaping how Memories in Google Photos works. We learned that control over Memories would be necessary and that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Image showing three quotes from feedback participants. Quote one says: “A lot of our lives are survival and making people who make us uncomfortable, comfortable with us.”; Quote two says: “Even the ugly things I have gratitude for. We’re always what we need to be, regardless of whether you feel ready or not. When I look at the past, it reminds me of that, the resiliency and the ability to overcome what you thought was impossible.” Quote three says: “This can give someone a sense of control, a sense of autonomy. And they’re not just being bombarded with things they don’t want to see.”" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/quotes.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Some of the feedback we received from focus group participants.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>To give you control, we made it possible to hide photos of certain people or time periods from our Memories feature. And soon you’ll be able to remove a single photo from a Memory, rename a Memory, or remove it entirely. We’re making all these controls easy to find, so you can make changes in just a few taps.</p><p>In addition to the work we are doing to make Google Photos more inclusive, we wanted to make sure we are also supporting non-profits that directly serve the transgender community. Google.org is giving cash grants to such organizations that are providing critical services and resources directly to transgender and GE communities across the globe. Some of the organizations included are the <a href="https://transgenderlawcenter.org/">Transgender Law Center</a>, <a href="https://translifeline.org/">Trans Lifeline</a> and Transgender &amp; Intersex Africa.</p><p>Google.org is proud to support the transgender and GE communities in our broader work on gender equity too. As part of the Google.org Impact Challenge Women and Girls, we recently announced financial support for both <a href="https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/womenandgirls2021/organizations/reprograma">Reprograma</a> and <a href="https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/womenandgirls2021/organizations/trans-tech-social">TransTech Social</a>, organizations that are focused on helping members of the community reach their full economic potential and thrive.</p><p>In addition, Google.org continues to donate Search Ads and enable Googler volunteer efforts to benefit organizations like <a href="https://transgenderlawcenter.org/">Transgender Law Center</a>, <a href="https://reprograma.com.br/">Reprograma</a>, <a href="https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/services/publicengagement/awarenessdays/trans-awareness-week.html">Gendered Intelligence</a> and <a href="https://transgenderlegal.org/">Transgender Legal Defense &amp; Education Fund</a>. This enables these LGBTQ+ nonprofits to advocate for the <a href="https://transgenderlawcenter.org/trans-agenda-for-liberation">Trans Agenda for Liberation</a>, direct community members to pro bono legal resources, provide direct aid to transgender people in need and raise critical funds to advance transgender equality.</p><p>We hope the changes to Google Photos make it better for everyone, and that the work we’re doing with these organizations can truly impact the transgender community. There’s still more to do, but we’re committed to doing this work together.</p></div></div></body></html>Mon, 15 Nov 2021 09:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/transgender-awareness-week-2021/Diversity and InclusionNonprofitsGoogle.orgPhotosarticleHow we’re building for transgender communitiesWorking with the trans community and GLAAD, Google is learning to make Google Photos more inclusive.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_MemoryControls_resized.gifGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/transgender-awareness-week-2021/The Trans at Google Trans Awareness Week Committee Cómo estamos elevando la comunidades trans en nuestro productoshttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/transgender-awareness-week-2021-es/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Comprender el género de uno mismo puede ser un proceso de toda la vida. Identificarse como trans o de género no binario puede implicar muchos cambios, incluido el uso de diferentes pronombres o un nombre distinto, o bien cambios físicos.Nada de esto es sencillo. Algo tan simple como ver una fotografía vieja de uno mismo puede ser doloroso si no coincide con quién uno es ahora.</p><p>Recibimos testimonios directos de miembros de las comunidades transgénero, no binario y género expansivo (GE). Para obtener información sobre cómo podríamos hacer que los recuerdos con Google Fotos sean más inclusivos, trabajamos con usuarios trans y de género expansivo, y nuestros socios en <a href="https://www.glaad.org/">GLAAD</a>.</p><p>Al trabajar con GLAAD, realizamos entrevistas de investigación cualitativa con personas trans y líderes de la comunidad. Estos grupos de enfoque, junto con nuestra comunidad transgénero en Google, desempeñaron una función importante al moldear el funcionamiento de las Memorias en Google Fotos. Aprendimos que el control de las Memorias sería necesario y que no hay una única solución.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Comentarios del grupo de enfoque." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Es_quotas.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Comentarios del grupo de enfoque.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Este trabajo nos inspiró a darte el control para ocultar fotografías de ciertas personas o períodos de nuestra función Memorias. Y pronto podrás eliminar fotografía individualmente de una Memoria, cambiar el nombre de una Memoria o eliminarla en su totalidad. Estamos dejando todos estos controles en un lugar fácil de encontrar, para que puedas hacer cambios con solo un par de toques.</p><p>Además del trabajo que estamos haciendo para que Google Fotos sea más inclusivo, queríamos asegurarnos de también estar respaldando a organizaciones sin fines de lucro que prestan servicios directos a la comunidad trans. Google.org ha entregado subvenciones en efectivo a dichas organizaciones globales que ofrecen servicios y recursos críticos directamente a las comunidades trans y GE. Algunas de las organizaciones incluidas son <a href="https://transgenderlawcenter.org/">Transgender Law Center</a>, <a href="https://translifeline.org/">Trans Lifeline</a>, <a href="https://weareaptn.org/">Asia Pacific Transgender Network</a>, Transgender and Intersex Africa y <a href="https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/">Gendered Intelligence</a>.</p><p>Como parte del Google.org Impact Challenge para mujeres y niñas, recientemente anunciamos respaldo financiero tanto para <a href="https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/womenandgirls2021/organizations/reprograma">Reprograma</a> como para <a href="https://impactchallenge.withgoogle.com/womenandgirls2021/organizations/trans-tech-social">TransTech Social</a>, organizaciones que se enfocan en ayudar a los miembros de la comunidad transgénero a alcanzar su potencial económico pleno y progresar.</p><p>Además, Google.org continúa donando Anuncios de búsqueda y habilitando esfuerzos de voluntarios de Google para beneficiar a organizaciones como <a href="https://transgenderlawcenter.org/">Transgender Law Center</a>, <a href="https://reprograma.com.br/">Reprograma</a>, <a href="https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/services/publicengagement/awarenessdays/trans-awareness-week.html">Gendered Intelligence</a> y <a href="https://transgenderlegal.org/">Transgender Legal Defense &amp; Education Fund</a>. Esto permite que estas organizaciones sin fines de lucro de la comunidad LGBTQ+ defiendan <a href="https://transgenderlawcenter.org/trans-agenda-for-liberation">la Agenda Trans para la Liberación</a>, remitan a los miembros de la comunidad a recursos legales gratuitos, brinden ayuda directa a personas transgénero que lo necesiten y recauden fondos críticos para lograr avances en la igualdad transgénero.</p><p>Esperamos que los cambios en Google Fotos sean para mejorar el producto para todos y que el trabajo que estamos haciendo con estas organizaciones pueda tener un verdadero impacto en la comunidad transgénero. Aún hay más por hacer, pero estamos comprometidos a hacer este trabajo juntos.</p></div></div></body></html>Mon, 15 Nov 2021 09:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/transgender-awareness-week-2021-es/Diversity and InclusionNonprofitsPhotosarticleCómo estamos elevando la comunidades trans en nuestro productosTrabajando con la comunidad trans y GLAAD, Google está aprendiendo a hacer que Google Photos sea más inclusivo.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_MemoryControls_resized.gifGooglehttps://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/diversity/transgender-awareness-week-2021-es/The Trans at Google Trans Awareness Week Committee Photobombs begone with Magic Eraser in Google Photoshttps://blog.google/products/photos/magic-eraser/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Sometimes things get in the way of the perfect photo — like an accidental photobomb or power lines you didn’t notice. They can distract from the photo, pulling attention from what you were really trying to capture. Removing distractions from photos isn’t an impossible task, but it typically requires sophisticated editing tools, know-how and time.</p><p>That’s why we’re launching Magic Eraser on <a href="http://blog.google/products/pixel/meet-pixel-6-pixel-6-pro">Pixel 6</a> to help you remove those distractions in just a few taps right in Google Photos. And you’re not limited to newly captured photos — you can clean up all your photos, even those taken years ago or on non-Pixel phones.</p><p>Magic Eraser can detect distractions in your photos, like people in the background, power lines and power poles, and suggest what you might want to remove. Then, you can choose whether to erase them all at once or tap to remove them one by one.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt='Gif showing Magic Eraser being used in Google Photos on Pixel 6 on a photo of a child on the beach with people in the background. Magic Eraser suggests to "remove people in the background," then removes them, resulting in an image with just the child on the beach.' class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Magic_Eraser_Auto.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>You can also circle or brush over what you want to remove. Using machine learning, Magic Eraser can figure out what you’re trying to remove based on what you circle, so you don’t have to spend time worrying about precise brushing. Then, once you decide what you want to erase, Magic Eraser uses machine learning again to predict what the pixels would look like if the distraction weren't there.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Gif showing Magic Eraser being used in Google Photos on Pixel 6 to manually remove distractions from the background of a photo of a child at a pumpkin patch. A person and various items are circled and then removed, resulting in an image with just the child." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Magic_Eraser_Manual.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Remove distractions from new photos taken on Pixel 6 or older photos taken on any camera, like this one from 20 years ago.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Magic Eraser builds on our suite of helpful editing features — including <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-helpful-editor/">smart suggestions for portraits</a>, <a href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/december-feature-drop/">photos of the sky</a> and more — so you can get stunning photos easily and quickly. Developed through a close collaboration between the Google Photos and Google Research teams, these features are powered by machine learning and advances in computational photography.</p><p>Magic Eraser will be available in Google Photos on the Pixel 6 when it launches on October 28. So focus on capturing what matters — and if you find a distraction after the fact, Magic Eraser is there to help.</p></div></div></body></html>Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/magic-eraser/ResearchPhotosPixelarticlePhotobombs begone with Magic Eraser in Google PhotosMagic Eraser in Google Photos on Pixel 6 helps you remove distractions from your photos in just a few taps, no editing expertise needed.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/MagicEraser-Blog.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/magic-eraser/Zachary SenzerProduct ManagerGoogle PhotosNavin SarmaProduct ManagerGoogle ResearchImage equity: Making image tools more fair for everyonehttps://blog.google/products/pixel/image-equity-real-tone-pixel-6-photos/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Pictures are a big part of how we see each other and the world around us, and historically <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/lens/sarah-lewis-racial-bias-photography.html">racial bias in camera technology</a> has overlooked and excluded people of color. That same bias can carry through in our modern imaging tools if they aren’t tested with a diverse group of people and inputs, delivering unfair experiences for people of color, like over-brightening or unnaturally desaturating skin. We acknowledge that Google has struggled in this area in the past, and are committed to continuing to improve our products accordingly. As part of Google’s Product Inclusion and Equity efforts, our teams are on a mission to build camera and imaging products that work equitably for all people, so that everyone feels seen, no matter their skin tone.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Pixel 6: A more equitable camera</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_carousel"><div class="h-c-page article-module" data-component="uni-image-carousel"><div class="article-module glue-pagination h-c-carousel h-c-carousel--simple h-c-carousel--dark ng-cloak" data-glue-pagination-config="{cyclical: true}"><div class="h-c-carousel__wrap"><ul class="glue-carousel ng-cloak" data-glue-carousel-options="{pointerTypes: ['touch', 'mouse'], jump: true}"><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A person photographs a group of six people sitting on and around a park bench." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/PXL_20210907_210105995.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A person photographs a group of six people sitting on and around a park bench.</span></div></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A photographer takes a picture of a Black woman looking out a window." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/PXL_20210909_021547883.PORTRAIT.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A photographer takes a picture of a Black woman looking out a window.</span></div></figure></li><li class="h-c-carousel__item article-carousel__slide"><figure class="h-c-grid"><div aria-label="A photographer lays on the ground to take a portrait of a family of four from below." class="article-carousel__slide-img h-c-grid__col h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1" style="background-image: url(https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/PXL_20210906_223453922.max-2000x2000.jpg);"><span class="h-u-visually-hidden">A photographer lays on the ground to take a portrait of a family of four from below.</span></div></figure></li></ul><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-previous uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - left click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Previous" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-left" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate glue-pagination-next uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - right click" }' data-glue-pagination-label="Next" data-glue-pagination-update-model="false"><div class="h-c-carousel__paginate-wrap"><svg class="h-c-icon h-c-icon--keyboard-arrow-right" role="img"><use xlink:href="#mi-keyboard-arrow-right"></use></svg></div></div></div><div class="h-c-carousel__navigation"><div class="glue-pagination-page-list uni-click-tracker" data-analytics='{ "event": "page interaction", "category": "interaction", "action": "image carousel", "label": "arrow - dot click" }'></div></div></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Building better tools for a community works best when they’re built <i>with</i> the community. For the new Pixel 6 Camera, we partnered with a diverse range of renowned image makers who are celebrated for their beautiful and accurate depictions of communities of color—including <a href="http://www.kirakellydp.com/">Kira Kelly</a>, <a href="http://deunivory.co/">Deun Ivory</a>, <a href="https://www.adrienneraquel.com/">Adrienne Raquel</a>, <a href="https://krismerc.tv/">Kristian Mercado</a>, <a href="https://www.crenshawproletariat.com/">Zuly Garcia</a>, <a href="http://shayanasgharnia.com/">Shayan Asgharnia</a>, <a href="http://www.natachaikoli.com/">Natacha Ikoli</a> and more—to help our teams understand where we needed to do better. With their help, we've significantly increased the number of portraits of people of color in the image datasets that train our camera models. Their feedback helped us make the key improvements across our face detection, camera and editing products that we call <a href="http://g.co/pixel/realtone">Real Tone</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><video alt="Real Tone Video" autoplay="" class="article-image__media" loop="" muted="" playsinline="" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_videos/10_19_Blog_-_FK_Final_Stitched_FadesAlt_WBAlt_2500kbps_1.mp4" tabindex="0" title="Video showing the improved performance of our face detection, auto-white balance, auto-exposure, stray light and face deblur models." type="video/mp4">Video format not supported</video></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Let’s take a deeper look at how we approached these improvements:<br/><br/></p><ul><li>In computational photography, making a great portrait depends on the camera’s ability to detect a face. We radically diversified the images that train our face detector to “see” more diverse faces in a wider array of lighting conditions.</li><li>Auto-white balance models help determine color in a picture. Our partners helped us make better decisions about how to render the nuances of skin for people of color.</li><li>Auto-exposure models help determine the brightness of an image. Feedback from our experts helped us ensure that our camera shows you as you are — not unnaturally darker or brighter.</li><li>Our teams noticed that stray light had a tendency to disproportionately wash out darker skin tones, so we developed and implemented an algorithm to reduce its effect in our images.</li><li>Blurriness in portraits is a consistent concern for people with darker skin tones, so our teams used the Tensor chip’s processing power to make our portraits sharper through motion metering, even in low light conditions.</li></ul><p>It was important for us to be sure that our adjustments were resonant with our collaborators as well, and we’re proud that they rated Pixel 6’s rendering of skin tone, brightness, depth and detail as best for people of color in a device-agnostic survey comparing top smartphone cameras.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Google Photos: More nuanced auto enhancements</h3></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><video alt="Google Photos improvements" autoplay="" class="article-image__media" loop="" muted="" playsinline="" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_videos/00_FK_Final_06.06.100_Auto_enhance_Fullscreen_v04_12000kbps.mp4" tabindex="0" title="Video comparing old and newly improved Google Photos’ auto enhance edits on an image of a Black woman in bright sunlight." type="video/mp4">Video format not supported</video></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Our partners’ expertise also helped our teams improve Google Photos’ popular auto enhance feature, so you can achieve a beautiful, representative photo regardless of when you took the photo, or which device you used. The updated auto enhance is designed to improve your picture’s color and lighting with just a tap, and works well across skin tones. It will roll out in Google Photos across Android and iOS devices in the coming weeks.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>A mission, not a moment</h3></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>We’re committed to building a more equitable experience across all of our camera and image products. To improve the visibility of meeting participants, we recently launched automatic<a href="https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2021/09/improved-visibility-in-google-meet-on.html">lighting adjustments in Google Meet</a>, and tested it across a range of skin tones to ensure it works well for everyone. And our Research teams are <a href="https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/exclusive-google-searches-new-measure-skin-tones-curb-bias-products-2021-06-18/">identifying</a> more inclusive ways to handle skin tone in AI systems, both in Google products and across the industry. We’ll continue to partner with experts, listen to feedback and invest in tools and experiences that work for everyone. Because everyone deserves to be seen as they are.</p><p>Learn more about our efforts on Real Tone at <a href="http://g.co/pixel/realtone">http://g.co/pixel/realtone</a>.</p></div></div></body></html>Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/pixel/image-equity-real-tone-pixel-6-photos/MeetPixelDiversity and InclusionPhotosarticleImage equity: Making image tools more fair for everyoneAs part of Google’s Product Inclusion efforts, our teams are building more equitable camera and imaging products for people of color.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/UpdatedPXL_art.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/pixel/image-equity-real-tone-pixel-6-photos/Florian KoenigsbergerGoogle Image Equity LeadAll the ways to print your memories with Google Photoshttps://blog.google/products/photos/all-ways-print-your-memories-google-photos/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>We use photos for so many things: to decorate our homes, reminisce with family and friends, and make personalized gifts. But today, most (if not all) of our photos — our memories — are digital. That’s why Google Photos has multiple ways to print your photos, so you can easily celebrate and save life’s meaningful moments. </p><br/><p>Now we’re rolling out larger photo print sizes, a new option to get your prints delivered right to your door and new canvas print sizes, so there are even more ways to print your favorite pictures. And because Google Photos helps you keep your photos organized and searchable, it’s easy to find what you want to print even if you’re looking for a shot from years ago. </p><br/><h3>Turn your memories into photo prints</h3>Google Photos makes it easy to turn your memories into <a href="https://www.google.com/photos/printing/photo-prints/">photo prints</a> right from the app. And today we’re starting to roll out the ability to have photo prints delivered right to you in the U.S. Starting at $0.18 per print (plus shipping), you can choose between our existing 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 prints, or four additional sizes: 11x14, 12x18, 16x20 and 20x30 prints.</div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--2 h-c-grid__col--4 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-5 h-c-grid__col--offset-4"><img alt="Animation showing available photo print sizes in the Google Photos app." class="article-image--small" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Photo_Prints_Additional_Sizes_Gif_.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>If you just can’t wait, you can also get your photos printed for same day pick up from your local CVS, Walgreens or Walmart in the U.S. or 7-Eleven in Japan. Simply select from 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 prints in the U.S. or 3.5x5 prints in Japan, and pick them up from the location that is most convenient.</p><p><br/></p><h3>Decorate your home with canvas prints</h3><p><a href="https://www.google.com/photos/printing/canvas-prints/">Canvas prints</a> are another option, too.  Over the next few weeks, we're adding six additional canvas print sizes to the Google Photos print store — 8x10, 16x16, 20x30, 24x36, 30x40 and 36x36. Available in the U.S. in sizes ranging from 8x8 to 36x36, you can choose the size that works best for your space.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--2 h-c-grid__col--4 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-5 h-c-grid__col--offset-4"><img alt="Animation showing available canvas print sizes in the Google Photos app." class="article-image--small" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Canvas_AddSizes_Gif64.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Photo books to love, gift and share</h3><a href="https://www.google.com/photos/printing/photo-books/">Photo books</a> are a wonderful way to remember a special trip or tell someone how much they mean to you. They’re also really easy to make — start with a suggested photo book made for you, create one from an existing album or start with a simple search through your photos. Google Photos helps by highlighting relevant pictures and helping you pick the best ones. Easily add, remove or move pictures, add a title, choose a cover design and you’re done. Photo books start at just $9.99, and are available in both softcover and hardcover in the U.S. and Canada, as well as select European countries.</div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Image of people looking at a photo book from Google Photos." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/9999-0106--Photo_Books_LifeStyle_5-TBD_Har.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Premium prints delivered monthly</h3>With the <a href="http://google.com/photos/printing/premium-prints/">premium print series</a>, you’ll get 10 cardstock photo prints delivered to your door every month for $6.99 per month (including shipping and before tax). Google Photos suggests 10 recent photos to print, and you can edit your photo selection, choose a matte or glossy finish or add a border before your photos ship each month. You can even print dates on the back or turn your photos into postcards. The premium print series is available in the U.S.</div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Image of postcard from Google Photos premium print series." class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Rd4_Opt2_GooglePhotos_Aug20201041_7Si2Fgt.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>With Google Photos, it’s easier than ever to get your memories off your phone and into your home so you can share them with the people who matter.</p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:15:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/all-ways-print-your-memories-google-photos/PhotosarticleAll the ways to print your memories with Google PhotosGoogle Photos offers multiple ways to print your photos, including new sizes and a new option to get your prints delivered.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/hero_1_p5p3y9P.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/all-ways-print-your-memories-google-photos/Cody Bratt Product Manager, Google Photos4 things to know about Google Photos' storage policy changehttps://blog.google/products/photos/4-things-know-about-google-photos-storage-policy-change/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Six months ago, we <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/">announced</a> a change to our High quality storage policy that allows us to keep pace with the growing demand for storage and build Google Photos for the future. On Tuesday, June 1, we’ll start rolling out this change so that any new photos and videos you back up will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you’ve purchased as a Google One member.</p><p>Before this happens, we want to recap what we announced back in November — and share a couple new things — to  make the transition easier. </p><p><b>Your existing High quality photos and videos are exempt from this change:</b> Any photos or videos backed up in High quality before June 1, 2021, will not count toward your Google Account storage. These photos and videos will remain free and exempt from the storage limit. </p><p><b>You have a personalized estimate of how long your storage may last:</b><a href="https://photos.google.com/storage">Your estimate</a> takes into account how frequently you back up photos, videos and other content to your Google Account. We estimate that more than 80 percent of you should still be able to store roughly three more years of memories in High quality with your free 15GB of storage. As your storage nears 15GB, we will notify you in the app and follow up by email. If you don’t see an estimate, you may not have uploaded many photos and videos to Google Photos, you may be close to your storage limit (making it difficult to predict how many months your remaining storage will last) or your account is provided through work, school, family or another group.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing a Pixel phone with the personalized estimate tool running." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/GooglePhotos_Blog_GIF01.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><b>You have a new, free tool to easily manage your storage quota:</b> If you want to keep using Photos for free, we can help. Today, we’re starting to roll out a tool in the Photos app to help you easily manage the photos and videos you’ve backed up that count toward your storage quota. The storage management tool surfaces photos or videos you might want to delete — like blurry photos, screenshots and large videos — so you can get the most out of your storage. You can also purchase more storage through <a href="https://one.google.com/about">Google One</a> where available. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing the storage management tool in use." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/GooglePhotos_Blog_GIF02.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><b>Your storage options will be easier to understand:</b> We are renaming our High quality storage tier to Storage saver, which you’ll start to see soon. While we’re updating the name, your photos and videos will continue to be stored at the same great quality. As always, you have the control to choose the storage option that works best for you, whether that’s storing more photos and videos with Storage saver or backing them up in the same resolution that you took them with Original quality. </p><p>We know this is a big change and hope Google Photos continues to be the home for your memories. You can learn more about this change in our <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/10100180?p=storagepolicy&amp;visit_id=637570624944303257-665381197&amp;rd=1">Help Center</a>.</p></div></div></body></html>Mon, 24 May 2021 17:15:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/4-things-know-about-google-photos-storage-policy-change/Photosarticle4 things to know about Google Photos' storage policy changeRecapping what we announced back in November — and sharing a couple new things — to make the transition to our new storage policy easier.Googlehttps://blog.google/products/photos/4-things-know-about-google-photos-storage-policy-change/Andy AbramsonDirector, Product ManagementGoogle Photos16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easierhttps://blog.google/products/assistant/helpful-updates/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Part of our mission is to help make your daily life easier. At I/O this year, we shared news about a wide range of products and services that’ll do just that, from starting your car with your phone to searching your screenshots using Google Lens. Here are just a few of the features you should keep an eye out for. </p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Quickly view your notifications, invoke Google Assistant on Android.</h3><p>Android 12 includes the biggest design change since 2014. We rethought the entire experience, from the colors to the shapes, light and motion, and made it easier to access some of the most used features:</p><ul><li>To invoke Google Assistant wherever you are, long press the power button.</li><li>Swipe down to view your new notification shade, an at-a-glance view of all your app notifications in one place.</li><li>And to make it easier to access everything you need, Google Pay and Device Controls have been added to your customizable quick settings.</li></ul><p><a href="https://blog.google/products/android/android-12-beta">Learn about all the big changes in Android 12.</a></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Manage your privacy settings more easily on Android.</h3><p>On top of the new design changes, we’ve also launched a new Privacy Dashboard, giving you easy access to your permissions settings, visibility into what data is being accessed and the ability to revoke permissions on the spot. You also have new indicators that let you know when apps are using your microphone and camera, as well as a way to quickly shut off that access. And we’ve added new microphone and camera toggles into quick settings so you can easily remove app access to these sensors for the entire system. <a href="https://blog.google/products/android/android-12-beta">Learn about new privacy controls in Android 12</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Change the channel with your phone.</h3><p>Lost your TV remote? Don’t sweat it — we’re building remote-control features directly into your Android phone. Another bonus: If you need to enter a long password to log into one of your many streaming services subscriptions, you can save time and use your phone’s keyboard to enter the text. This built-in remote control will be compatible with devices powered by Android TV OS, including Google TV, and it’ll roll out later this year. <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/android/better-together">Learn more about how we’re helping your devices work better together</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="GIF of a user typing a password onto a phone and that password appearing on a TV screen" class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/Phone-As-Remote.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Use your phone to enter your password for your streaming services.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>And unlock your car with your phone while you’re at it.</h3><p>We’re working with car manufacturers to develop a new digital car key in Android 12. This feature will enable you to use your phone to lock, unlock and even start your car — and in some cases you won’t even need to take it out of your pocket. And because it’s digital, you’ll also be able to securely and remotely share your car key with friends and family if needed. <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/android/better-together">Read more about Android Auto</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Understand more about your Search results.</h3><p>When you’re looking up information online, it’s important to check  how credible a source is, especially if you aren’t familiar with the website. Our <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/about-search-results/">About This Result feature</a> in Google Search provides details about a website before you visit it, including its description, when it was first indexed and whether your connection to the site is secure. This month, we’ll start rolling out About This Result to all English results worldwide, with more languages to come. And later this year, we’re going to add even more helpful contextual details — like how the site describes itself, what other sources are saying about it and related articles to check out.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Change your password using Chrome and Assistant.</h3><p>Chrome on Android will help you change your passwords with a simple click. On supported sites, whenever you check your passwords and Chrome finds a password that may have been compromised,  you will see a "Change password" button from Assistant.  Powered by Duplex on the Web, Assistant will not only navigate to the site, but actually go through the entire process of changing your password for you.  This feature is already available for purchasing movie tickets, ordering food, and checking into flights.  </p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Use Google Lens to translate your homework into a language you’re more comfortable with.</h3><p>Google Lens enables you to search what you see — from your camera, your photos and even your search bar. For a lot of students, their schoolwork might be in a language they’re not as comfortable with. That’s why we’re updating the Translate filter in Lens, making it easy to copy, listen to or search translated text in over 100 languages. <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/search/ai-making-information-helpful-IO">Learn more about how information comes to life with Lens and AR</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>And search your screenshots with Google Lens.</h3><p>Lots of people take screenshots of things they’re interested in buying — but it can be hard to follow up on those screenshots afterward. Now when you look at any screenshot in Google Photos, we’ll prompt you to search the photo with Lens. This will help you find that pair of shoes or wallpaper pattern that you liked so much. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="A GIF demonstrating using Google Lens to search a screen shot of a basketball player, returning results for his shoes" class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/_080_LensScreenshot_Gif_1920_256_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Search your screenshots using Google Lens.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>When shopping online, keep track of your open carts when you open a new tab.<br/></h3><p>Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You’ve got a browser open to do some online shopping, but then you get distracted and open up two, three, or 10 other windows — and you forget what you were online to do in the first place. We’re introducing a new feature in Chrome that shows you your open carts when you open a new tab. No more lost shopping carts here.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>And get the best value for products you’re buying online.</h3><p>Coming soon, we’ll let you link your favorite loyalty programs from merchants like Sephora to your Google account to show you the best purchase options across Google. <a href="https://blog.google/products/shopping/more-ways-to-shop">Learn more about all our latest shopping updates.</a></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Explore unfamiliar neighborhoods with more detailed views in Maps.</h3><p>If you’re traveling by foot, augmented reality in Live View will show you helpful details about the shops and restaurants around you – including how busy they are, and recent reviews and photos. And if you’re traveling, Live View will tell you where you are relative to your hotel – so you can always find your way back. </p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Avoid the crowds with area busyness.</h3><p>Maps already shows the busyness of specific places — in fact, more than 80 million people use the live busyness information on Google every day. Now we’re expanding that functionality to show the busyness of an entire area, allowing you to see just how bustling a neighborhood or part of town is at any given moment. This means that if you want to keep things low-key, you can use Maps to see the hotspots to avoid. And if you’re looking for the most popular places to visit, you can use area busyness to scope out the liveliest neighborhoods at a glance.</p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>See breakfast spots in the morning and dinner joints at night. </h3><p>We’re updating Maps to show you more relevant information based on what time of day it is and whether you’re traveling. That means we’ll show you things like coffee shops in the morning, when you need that caffeine fix, and burger joints at night, when you’re hungry for dinner. And if you’re on a weekend getaway, we’ll make tourist attractions and local landmarks easier to spot. <a href="https://blog.google/products/maps/five-maps-updates-io-2021">Learn more about our latest updates to Maps</a>. </p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Discover unexpected Memories in Photos.</h3><p>Starting later this summer, when we find a set of three or more photos with similarities like shape or color, we'll highlight these little patterns for you in your Memories. For example, Photos might surface a pattern of your family hanging out on the same couch over the years — something you wouldn’t have ever thought to search for, but that tells a deeply meaningful story about your daily life. <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-memories-features-look-back">Learn more about Little patterns in Photos.</a></p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Bring your pictures to life with Cinematic moments.<br/></h3><p>When you’re trying to get the perfect photo, you usually take the same shot two or three (or twenty) times. Using neural networks, we can take two nearly identical images and fill in the gaps by creating new frames in between. This creates vivid, moving images called Cinematic moments. Producing this effect from scratch would take professional animators hours, but with machine learning we can automatically generate these moments and bring them to your Recent Highlights. <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-memories-features-look-back">Learn more about Cinematic moments</a>.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="A GIF showing two similar pictures of a child and his baby sibling being converted into a moving image." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_CinematicPhotos_Part01_v01_cl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Cinematic moments will bring your photos to life.</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Transform how you work with smart canvas in Google Workspace. </h3><p>As part of our mission to build the future of work, we’re launching smart canvas, a bunch of exciting updates across Docs, Sheets and Meet. New features include interactive building blocks—smart chips, templates, and checklists—as well as a new pageless format in Docs and emoji reactions. We're also bringing Meet closer to Docs, Sheets and Slides, and much more. <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/next-evolution-of-collaboration-for-google-workspace">See all of the big updates to Google Workspace</a>.</p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 20 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/assistant/helpful-updates/AndroidGoogle AssistantShoppingMapsPhotosarticle16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easierA look at some of the helpful features coming to your favorite Google products and services, announced during this year’s I/O.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/IO_2021_heroes_1.max-600x600.jpgGooglehttps://blog.google/products/assistant/helpful-updates/Keyword TeamYour photos, your memories, your wayhttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-memories-features-look-back/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>We capture photos and videos so we can look back and remember. But having all your photos — of loved ones, screenshots, selfies — mixed together makes it hard to rediscover important moments. In fact, most of the 4 trillion photos stored in Google Photos are never viewed. <br/></p><p>To make it easier to look back, we’re using AI to power new features that resurface meaningful moments and bring your memories to life — while giving you control over what you relive. </p></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>New types of memories, personalized to you</h3><p>With Memories, you can already look back on important photos from years past, recent highlights, moments with your loved ones, your favorite activities and more. Using machine learning, we can now go beyond resurfacing photos based on themes to doing so based on not-so-obvious visual patterns in your photos. Starting later this summer, when we find a set of three or more photos that share things like shape or color, we'll highlight these little patterns for you in your Memories. For example, one of our engineers received this collection featuring photos he snapped of his favorite orange backpack.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing various photos in a grid; some photos featuring an orange backpack are highlighted and picked out to create a collection." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_LittlePatterns_v06_cl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>On their own, these photos may not be the most meaningful, but when you see them all together, they tell a story — your story. As always, they’re private and only visible to you.</p><p>Later this year, you’ll also see new types of Memories of the moments you celebrate, whether that’s Diwali, Lunar New Year,  Hanukkah — which my family celebrates — or something else. These Memories will show up as you scroll through your photo grid, along with new Best of Month Memories and Trip highlights, which are starting to roll out today. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Image showing a Pixel phone with Photos pulled up. An event memory photo highlights Hanukkah." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Inclusive-Memories-edit.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Bringing your photos to life</h3><p>Last December, we launched <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-cinematic-photos-and-more-ways-relive-your-memories/">Cinematic photos</a>, which use machine learning to create vivid, 3D versions of your photos. Taking this a step further, we’re using computational photography to really bring these  memories to life.</p><p>When you’re trying to get the perfect photo, you usually take the same shot two or three times — trying to get all my kids smiling and looking at the camera at the same time is a challenge to say the least. Using neural networks to synthesize the movement between two nearly identical photos and fill in the gaps with new frames, we can create vivid, moving images called Cinematic moments.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing an abstract representation of how Cinematic Moments take different photos to create moving images. The image used in the example is of a young child looking at a newborn baby." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_CinematicPhotos_Part01_v01_cl_6zNG70C.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Best of all, Cinematic moments can be created with any pair of nearly identical images — whether they were captured on the latest smartphone or scanned from an old photo album. Creating this effect from scratch would take professional animators hours, but with machine learning we can automatically create these moments and bring them to your Recent Highlights. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing photos of a child and a family flipping through one after the other." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_CinematicPhotos_Part02_v01_cl_sm.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>Control what Memories you want to see</h3><p>Not all memories are worth revisiting. Whether it’s a breakup, a loss or some other tough time, we don’t want to relive everything. We specifically heard from the transgender community that resurfacing certain photos is painful, so we’ve been working with our partners at GLAAD and listening to feedback to make reminiscing more inclusive. Google Photos already includes controls to hide photos of certain people or time periods, and we’re continuing to add new ones to improve the experience as a result of this continued partnership. Later this summer we're making these controls easier to find, so you can choose what you look back on in just a few taps. </p><p>We’re also adding more granular controls for Memories in your grid — starting today, you’ll be able to rename a Trip highlight, or remove it completely. And coming soon, you’ll be able to remove a single photo from a Memory, remove Best of Month Memories and rename or remove Memories based on the moments you celebrate.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing the Memory Control feature being applied to a photo of a person running." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_MemoryControls_v01_cl.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>We’re also introducing Locked Folder — a passcode-protected space where you can save photos separately, so they won't show up as you scroll through Google Photos or any other apps on your device. Locked Folder will be available first on Google Pixel, and arrive on more Android devices throughout the year. And on Pixel, you’ll even have the option to save photos and videos directly to your Locked Folder right from the camera.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing the Locked Folder feature." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E855_Photos_IO_Social_Assets_LockedFolder_v04_nl_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>With Google Photos, AI-powered features help you look back and enjoy your memories by bringing them to life in new ways — and you can do it all on your own terms. Looking back is important, and incredibly personal. Relive the moments you want to, how you want to, with Google Photos. </p></div></div></body></html>Tue, 18 May 2021 18:13:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/new-memories-features-look-back/PhotosarticleYour photos, your memories, your wayWe’re using AI to power new features in Google Photos that resurface meaningful moments — while giving you control over what you relive.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/blog-hero-final.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-memories-features-look-back/Shimrit Ben-YairVice President, Google PhotosA new video editor, plus enhanced editing featureshttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-video-editor-plus-enhanced-editing-features/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Last year, we launched a <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-helpful-editor/">new, more helpful photo editor</a> in the Google Photos app on Android with easy-to-use granular adjustments and smart suggestions to help perfect your shots. Today, we’re adding even more editing capabilities to Google Photos so you can easily fine-tune your memories — no expertise needed.</p><p>First up, we’re introducing an updated video editor that has granular adjustments like our photo editor, so you can apply your own signature look to your videos. We’re also bringing more photo editing features previously only available on Pixel to Google One members. </p><br/><h3>A new editor for your videos</h3><p>With the new video editor, in addition to trimming, stabilizing and rotating your videos, you’ll now be able to crop, change perspective, add filters, apply granular edits (including brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth) and more. </p><p>There are now more than 30 controls, but a good place to start is with cropping and straightening the frame to focus more on the subject. And if the scene is poorly exposed, you can adjust the brightness to make your video shine.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing a phone with a video of a dog on the screen. The phone scrolls through granular edits to apply to the video." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E822_Photos_GIFs_Video_Editor_v04_24fps.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>The new video editing features are already available in Google Photos on iOS and will be rolling out to most Android users in the coming weeks. We’ll also bring the <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-helpful-editor/">redesigned editor</a> to iOS devices in the coming months.  </p><br/><h3>Enhanced editing features for Google One members</h3><p>Starting today, we’re bringing some of the editing features currently available on Pixel to Google One members as a part of their membership. These effects transform your portraits using machine learning: with <a href="https://blog.google/products/pixel/more-helpful-pixel-features/">Portrait Blur</a>, you can blur the background post-snap, and with <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-helpful-editor/">Portrait Light</a>, you can improve the lighting on faces in portraits. Both features work for photos just taken or images from the past — even if the original image wasn’t taken in portrait mode. </p><p>Blur and <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/take-action-sharing-editing/">Color Pop</a> still work for photos with depth information (like photos captured in portrait mode) and anyone with Google Photos can use them at no cost. With today's update, Google One members can apply these effects to even more photos of people, including those without depth information, like old film scans or professional shots.</p><p>Here’s a film photo my parents took of me that Google Photos automatically suggested applying Portrait Blur and Portrait Light to:</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing a phone with an old photo of a baby on it while the Portrait Light setting is being applied to enhance the lighting." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E822_Photos_GIFs_Portrait_Light_C_v05.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Google One members will have access to other new machine learning-powered effects, too. Think of these as super filters that apply complex edits with just one tap. With the Dynamic suggestion, you can enhance brightness and contrast across the image where it's needed, so you get a dramatic, more balanced photo. And with sky suggestions, you can make your golden hour images pop by boosting and adjusting the color and contrast in the sky with one of several palettes inspired by breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing two photos of a beach; one is static while the other has new lighting effects applied to it that enhance it." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/blog_sky_palette_v3.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Portrait Blur and Portrait Light, along with Dynamic and sky suggestions, will roll out to Google One members over the next few days through the latest Google Photos app on Android devices. (Your device will need 3GB RAM and run Android 8.0 and above; <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/?p=photos_googleone_editing">learn more</a>). </p><p>A <a href="https://one.google.com/about?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=Photos_editing">Google One membership</a> starts at $1.99 per month in the U.S, for 100 GB of storage and also includes member benefits like premium support from Google experts, Google Store rewards, extended free trials to services like YouTube Premium and more. These editing features will still be available to Pixel users at no additional cost. </p><p>So snap away — we’re here to help with the rest. </p><p><br/></p></div></div></body></html>Thu, 11 Feb 2021 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/new-video-editor-plus-enhanced-editing-features/PhotosarticleA new video editor, plus enhanced editing featuresYou can now apply granular edits to your videos, and a suite of enhanced editing tools are coming to Google One members.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/video-editor-blog-3-dark.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-video-editor-plus-enhanced-editing-features/Zachary SenzerProduct ManagerGoogle PhotosNew Cinematic photos and more ways to relive your Memorieshttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-cinematic-photos-and-more-ways-relive-your-memories/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>The holidays are always a great time to reflect on what really matters—for me, that’s my family, both near and back home in Europe. With <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/photos/relive-your-best-memories-new-features-google-photos/">Memories</a> in Google Photos, I'm able to relive the moments—big and small—I've shared with my loved ones. Memories surfaces things like the  best photos of me and my son, family vacations and holidays from previous years, and even highlights from the past few days hanging out around the house.</p><p>Over the next month, you’ll start to see your Memories brought to life with Cinematic photos, updated collage designs and new features that highlight some of your favorite activities.</p><br/><h3>Relive the moment with Cinematic photos</h3><p>Cinematic photos help you relive your memories in a way that feels more vivid and realistic—so you feel like you’re transported back to that moment. To do this, we use machine learning to predict an image’s depth and produce a 3D representation of the scene—even if the original image doesn’t include depth information from the camera. Then we animate a virtual camera for a smooth panning effect—just like out of the movies.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing two photos of a small girl playing in a pile of leaves side by side. The photo on the left is static, while the photo on the right shows a slow zooming in, smooth panning feature." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E801_Photos_Memories_GIF_04_Comparison_v02_4.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Google Photos will automatically create Cinematic photos for you. Just make sure your app is updated and when one’s ready for you, it’ll show up in your recent highlights at the top of your photo grid, like this Cinematic photo of my son. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt='Animated GIF showing a phone with Google Photos pulled up, and selection the "recent highlights" feature. This pulls up a Cinematic photo of a small boy sitting on a bench and smiling.' class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E801_Photos_Memories_GIF_03_Cinematic_v02_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>If you want to share a Cinematic photo with your friends or family so they can relive the moment too, you can send it as a video in just a few taps. We’re still improving Cinematic photos, so let us know what you think by <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6156065?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&amp;hl=en">sharing feedback</a> in the app. </p><br/><h3>Fresh collage designs</h3><p>Earlier this month, we started rolling out updated collage designs, so you can look back on your favorite moments in a new, delightful way. In these refreshed collages, you’ll see richer, artistically designed layouts populated and stylized using AI. This helps pick the right layout for a selection of photos by finding similar colors and using those to accent details like the font and background color for a more cohesive look. Two of my favorites are this Then &amp; Now collage of my son in the same camping chair, two years apart, and this collection of hiking photos from my last trip. </p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col--10 h-c-grid__col--offset-1 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--8"><img alt="Image showing two side-by-side screens. One is a collage of two photos of a small child sitting in the same camping chair two years apart. The other is of photos taken on a hiking trip." class="article-image--full" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Untitled.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><h3>New Memories for your favorite people, things and activities </h3><p>We’re also rolling out new themes for looking back. Now you’ll see Memories surface photos of the most important people in your life, something I’m especially thankful for in a year where I won’t be seeing as many of my nearest and dearest in person.  And starting soon, you’ll also see Memories about your favorite things—like sunsets—and activities—like baking or hiking—based on the photos you upload.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt='Animated GIF showing a phone with a montage of photo memories playing. The first is of two people against a sunset; the words "into the wild" are written below. The second is of two dogs in a field. The third is a photo of a far away cliff.' class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/E801_Photos_Memories_GIF_01_Memories.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Because not all Memories are worth revisiting, you always have the control to <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/9454489">hide specific people or time periods</a> so they don’t show up in your Memories. </p><p>As the year comes to a close, Google Photos is here to help you look back on cherished memories—and as 2021 begins, we’ll be there to help you enjoy the new ones you make along the way.</p></div></div></body></html>Tue, 15 Dec 2020 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/new-cinematic-photos-and-more-ways-relive-your-memories/PhotosarticleNew Cinematic photos and more ways to relive your MemoriesMemories brought to life with Cinematic photos, updated collage designs and features highlighting your favorite activities.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Photos_Blog_Cinematic_Photos.max-600x600.pngGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/new-cinematic-photos-and-more-ways-relive-your-memories/Jamie AspinallProduct ManagerGoogle PhotosTake holiday photos with Night Sight in Portrait Modehttps://blog.google/products/pixel/take-holiday-photos-night-sight-portrait-mode/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>It’s officially the holiday season, which means I can finally decorate my house—so there are lights <i>everywhere</i>. Usually, I’d have friends and family over to see my setup, but this year I’ll be celebrating with just my household. Instead of gathering in person, my friends, family and I are sending each other digital holiday cards, and I’ll be using Night Sight in Portrait Mode on my new Pixel 5 to get the perfect photo.</p><p><a href="https://store.google.com/us/magazine/pixel_camera">Night Sight in Portrait Mode</a> is a new feature only on Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, and it lets you capture beautiful low-light images with sharp subjects and artistically-blurred backgrounds. While Night Sight in Portrait Mode takes incredible photos year-round, it’s perfect for capturing a selfie or photo in front of holiday lights—whether those are on your house, a tree or from a menorah or kinara’s candlelight.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Image showing the author with his mother in front on a decorate tree in a dark room. The subjects are well-lit and in focus while the background is blurred." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/family_Yu4wE81.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Night Sight in Portrait Mode was designed to create professional quality low-light portraits with the tap of a button. Night Sight automatically engages in Portrait Mode when it’s dark enough, and, when you press the shutter button, Pixel’s new exposure bracketing technology will capture, align and merge up to 15 photos to improve low-light detail. To produce bright and vibrant portraits, <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/new-helpful-editor/">Portrait Light</a> was integrated directly into Pixel Camera to automatically enhance the lighting on people, and, in really dark scenes, Night Sight in Portrait Mode will autofocus using machine learning to keep your subjects sharp. After predicting the depth of the photo, Pixel will blur the background to create the beautiful bokeh that we love in professional portraits. </p><p>Here are a few tips and tricks to help you nail the perfect holiday shot using Night Sight in Portrait Mode on your Pixel 4a (5G) or Pixel 5:</p><p><b>Tip #1:</b>Accentuate the background lighting. Holiday lights can make for a perfect background because Portrait Mode will turn these small lights into beautiful bokeh circles. Just make sure you also tap on the subject you’d like to be in focus.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Image showing two women smiling at the camera. They are in focus while the decorated tree in the background is blurry." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/tokyo.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p>Kioicho Garden Terrace, Tokyo, Japan</p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><b>Tip #2:</b>Distance is important, so get properly set up. The photographer should be close to the subject, and the subject should have some distance from the background. My best photos position the photographer within four feet of the subject and the subject more than six feet from the background. If you’re socially distancing while taking a picture of a friend or family member that’s not of the same household, try placing Pixel on a tripod with the timer enabled, so that you can compose the photo, press the shutter button and move away as the subject enters the frame.<br/></p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Image showing a woman in a yellow dress standing in a dark room in front of a decorated tree. The woman is well-lit and in focus while the tree in the background is blurred." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/noche_buena.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p><br/></p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><b>Tip #3:</b> If you’re taking a Portrait Mode selfie or photo of someone else, make sure their face has some soft and ambient lighting; otherwise, the photo may be backlit and too dark. Portrait Light in Google Photos can also help you adjust the lighting on your photos after you take them.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Animated GIF showing a Pixel phone using the photo editor to choose what area of a photo shot in low light will be well-lit and in focus. The editor chooses the face of a woman who's smiling in front of a lit up tree." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/portrait_light.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><b>Tip #4:</b> If you want to capture a close-up of an ornament or other holiday decorations, make sure Pixel is really close to the subject for a macro shot. If you compose the photo such that small lights are far in the background, they will turn into large and beautiful bokeh discs that capture the beauty of the holidays.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3 h-c-grid__col--offset-2"><img alt="Image showing a macro shot of an ornament hanging in a tree. The lights are low and there is decorative lighting, but the ornament remains in focus while the background is blurry." class="article-image--large" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/macro.max-1000x1000.jpg" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><b>Tip #5:</b> If your photo isn’t coming out perfect, don’t worry—there are a few things you can try. If you see lens reflections in the viewfinder, try to angle the camera differently so that they disappear. And make sure the lens is cleaned and fingerprint-free; using a clean microfiber cloth can fix shots that are coming out soft and hazy. Lastly, remember to experiment! If you’re not happy with the lighting on your subject, try moving the subject or lighting around to get a better result.</p><p>On behalf of #teampixel, I hope you enjoy the holidays safely and capture beautiful memories with Night Sight in Portrait Mode on your Pixel 4a (5G) or Pixel 5.</p></div></div></body></html>Fri, 11 Dec 2020 17:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/pixel/take-holiday-photos-night-sight-portrait-mode/PhotosPixelarticleTake holiday photos with Night Sight in Portrait ModeTake beautiful holiday photos with this new feature for Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/holiday-lights-night-sight-hero_1.gifGooglehttps://blog.google/products/pixel/take-holiday-photos-night-sight-portrait-mode/Alexander SchiffhauerProduct Manager, Computational PhotographyUpdating Google Photos’ storage policy to build for the futurehttps://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>We launched Google Photos more than five years ago with the mission of being the home for your memories. What started as an app to manage your photos and videos has evolved into a place to reflect on <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/redesigned-google-photos/">meaningful moments</a> in your life. Today, more than 4 trillion photos are stored in Google Photos, and every week 28 billion new photos and videos are uploaded. </p><p>Since so many of you rely on Google Photos to store your memories, it’s important that it’s not just a great product, but also continues to meet your needs over the long haul. In order to welcome even more of your memories and build Google Photos for the future, we are changing our unlimited High quality storage policy. </p><p>Starting June 1, 2021, any <b>new</b><i> </i>photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google Account or the additional storage you’ve purchased as a Google One member. Your Google Account storage is shared across Drive, Gmail and Photos. This change also allows us to keep pace with the growing demand for storage. And, as always, we uphold our <a href="https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/keeping-private-information-private/">commitment</a> to not use information in Google Photos for advertising purposes. We know this is a big shift and may come as a surprise, so we wanted to let you know well in advance and give you resources to make this easier. </p><p><br/></p><h3>Existing High quality photos and videos are exempt from this change<b> </b></h3><p>Any photos or videos you’ve uploaded in High quality before June 1, 2021 will not count toward your 15GB of free storage. This means that photos and videos backed up before June 1, 2021 will still be considered free and exempt from the storage limit. You can verify your backup quality at any time in the Photos app by going to <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6220791">back up &amp; sync</a>in Settings.<br/></p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="All existing High quality photos and videos won't count towards your storage" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/ExemptContent_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>If you back up your photos and videos in Original quality, these changes do not affect you. As always, your Original quality photos and videos will continue to count toward your 15 GB of free storage across your Google Account. </p><p>If you have a Pixel 1-5, photos uploaded from that device <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6220791?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&amp;oco=1#storage">won’t be impacted</a>. Photos and videos uploaded in High quality from that device will continue to be exempt from this change, even after June 1, 2021. </p><p><br/></p><h3>There’s no action you need to take today</h3><p>This change does not take effect for another six months, so you don’t need to do anything right now. And once this change does take effect on June 1, 2021, over 80 percent of you should still be able to store roughly three more years worth of memories with your free 15 GB of storage. As your storage nears 15 GB, we will notify you in the app and follow up by email. </p><p><br/></p><h3>Understand and manage your quota</h3><p>To understand how this impacts you, you can see a <a href="https://photos.google.com/storage">personalized estimate</a> for how long your storage may last. This estimate takes into account how frequently you back up photos, videos and other content to your Google Account.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="Personalized storage estimate" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/images/Storage_Estimation_Static.max-1000x1000.png" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>And in June 2021, you’ll be able to access a new free tool in the Photos app to easily manage your backed up photos and videos. This tool will help you review the memories you want to keep while also surfacing shots you might prefer to delete, like dark or blurry photos or large videos.</p></div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="New free tool to manage backed up photos and videos" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/QuotaManagement_1.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>If you decide you want more space, you can always expand your storage through <a href="https://one.google.com/about">Google One</a>. Plans start at $1.99 per month in the U.S. for 100 GB of storage and include additional member benefits like access to Google experts, shared family plans and more.</p>Thank you for using Google Photos and we hope to continue to be the home for your memories. You can learn more about this change in our <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/?p=storagepolicy">Help Center</a>.</div></div></body></html>Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/PhotosarticleUpdating Google Photos’ storage policy to build for the futureIn order to welcome even more of your memories and build Google Photos for the future, we are changing our unlimited High quality storage policy.Googlehttps://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/Shimrit Ben-YairVice President, Google PhotosAn update to storage policies across your Google Accounthttps://blog.google/products/photos/storage-policy-update/<html><head></head><body><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Over the past decade, Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos have helped billions of people securely store and manage their emails, documents, photos, videos and more. Today, people are uploading more content than ever before—in fact, more than 4.3 million GB are added across Gmail, Drive and Photos every day. </p><p>To continue providing everyone with a great storage experience and to keep pace with the growing demand, we're announcing important upcoming storage changes to your <a href="https://myaccount.google.com/">Google Account</a>. These changes will apply to Photos and Drive (specifically Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard files) and will enable us to continue investing in these products for the future. We're also introducing new policies for consumer Google Accounts that are either inactive or over their storage limit across Gmail, Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard files) and Photos, to bring our policies more in line with industry standards. </p><p>These storage policy changes won’t take effect until June 1, 2021. However, we wanted to let you know well in advance and give you the resources to navigate these changes. Google Workspace subscribers, and G Suite for Education and G Suite for Nonprofits customers should refer to our <a href="http://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2020/11/changes-to-google-workspace-storage.html">Google Workspace Updates post</a> to understand how these changes may affect them.</p><p>As always, every Google Account will continue to come with 15 GB of free storage across Gmail, Drive and Photos, which we estimate should last the majority of our users several years.  Because the content you store with these apps is primarily personal, it’s <a href="https://blog.google/technology/safety-security/keeping-private-information-private/">not used</a> for advertising purposes. We’ll also continue to give you visibility and <a href="https://one.google.com/storage/management?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=NME&amp;utm_content=storage_manager">control over your storage</a>, and <a href="https://one.google.com/storage/management?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=iop">provide tools</a> to help you easily manage it. </p><p><br/></p><h3>New content that will count toward your Google Account storage</h3>Beginning June 1, any <b>new</b> photo or video uploaded in <a href="https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6220791">High quality</a> in Google Photos will count toward your free 15 GB storage quota or any additional storage you’ve purchased as a <a href="http://one.google.com">Google One</a> member. To make this transition easier, we’ll exempt all High quality photos and videos you back up before June 1. This includes all of the High quality photos and videos you currently store with Google Photos. Most people who back up in High quality should have years before they need to take action—in fact, we estimate that 80 percent of you should have at least three years before you reach 15 GB. You can learn more about this change in our <a href="https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-changes/">Google Photos post</a>.</div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image__is-caption h-c-grid__col-l--4 h-c-grid__col--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-4 h-c-grid__col--offset-3"><img alt="All existing High quality photos and videos won't count towards your storage" class="article-image--medium" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/ExemptContent_1_n5L7q1T.gif" tabindex="0"/></div><figcaption class="article-image__caption article-image__is-caption-image h-c-grid__col--8 h-c-grid__col--offset-2 h-c-grid__col-l--6 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-3"><div class="rich-text"><p><br/></p></div></figcaption></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Also starting June 1, any <b>new</b> Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms or Jamboard file will begin counting toward your free 15 GB of allotted storage or any additional storage provided through <a href="https://one.google.com/?utm_source=g1&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=iop">Google One</a>. Existing files within these products will not count toward storage, unless they’re modified on or after June 1. You can learn more in our <a href="https://support.google.com/googleone/answer/9312312">Help Center</a>.</p><br/><h3>A new policy for accounts that are inactive or over storage limit</h3><p>We’re introducing new policies for consumer accounts that are either inactive or over their storage limit across Gmail, Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Jamboard files) and/or Photos to better align with common practices across the industry. After June 1: </p><p></p><ul><li>If you're inactive in one or more of these services for two years (24 months), Google may delete the content in the product(s) in which you're inactive. </li><li>Similarly, if you're over your storage limit for two years, Google may delete your content across Gmail, Drive and Photos.</li></ul><p></p><p>We will notify you multiple times before we attempt to remove any content so you have ample opportunities to take action. The simplest way to keep your account active is to periodically visit Gmail, Drive or Photos on the web or mobile, while signed in and connected to the internet. </p><p>The <a href="https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3036546?hl=en">Inactive Account Manager</a> can help you manage specific content and notify a trusted contact if you stop using your Google Account for a certain period of time (between 3-18 months). Note that the new two year inactive policy will apply regardless of your Inactive Account Manager settings. </p><p>You can learn more about these changes in our <a href="https://support.google.com/googleone/answer/9312312#activity">Help Center</a>. </p><br/><h3>How to manage your storage</h3>To help you manage your Google Account storage, anyone can use the free storage manager in the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.subscriptions.red&amp;referrer=utm_source%3Dblog%26utm_medium%3Dweb%26utm_campaign%3Diop">Google One app</a> and <a href="https://one.google.com/storage/management?utm_source=blog&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=iop">on the web</a>, which gives you an easy way to see how you’re using your storage across Gmail, Drive and Photos. You can keep the files you want, delete the ones you no longer need and make room for more—all in one place.</div></div><div class="block-image_full_width"><div class="h-c-page"><div class="article-image h-c-grid__col-l--2 h-c-grid__col--4 h-c-grid__col-l--offset-5 h-c-grid__col--offset-4"><img alt="Manage Google Account Storage with free Google One tool" class="article-image--small" src="https://storage.googleapis.com/gweb-uniblog-publish-prod/original_images/G1_Storage_Blog_20fps.gif" tabindex="0"/></div></div></div><div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>If you need more than your free 15 GB of storage, you can upgrade to a larger storage plan with <a href="https://one.google.com/?utm_source=g1&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=iop">Google One</a>. You can choose from plans starting at 100 GB of space that also include additional member features like access to Google experts, shared family plans and more.</p><p>In addition to helping us meet the growing demand for storage, these changes align our storage policies across products. As always, we remain committed to providing you a great experience and hope to continue to serve you in the future. You can learn more about this change in our <a href="https://support.google.com/googleone/answer/9312312">Help Center</a>. </p></div></div></body></html>Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:00:00 +0000https://blog.google/products/photos/storage-policy-update/DrivePhotosGmailarticleAn update to storage policies across your Google AccountGooglehttps://blog.google/products/photos/storage-policy-update/Jose PastorVice President, Google WorkspaceShimrit Ben-YairVice President, Google Photos