In Suggested Sharing, as the name suggests, the Photos app relies on artificial intelligence to detect faces in pictures, and will then suggest you share these pictures with the friend in question.
Google Lens will also be integrated into Google Photos.
Google Photos is a massive service, with millions of users worldwide uploading over a billion photos a day.
As a part of Google Assistant, Google Lens has the potential to reach every Android phone or tablet on Marshmallow and up, letting these devices recognize things visually (with a little help from location data) and conjure up information about them. “That’s what we want our product to be – how we live our lives in photos”.
While there are plenty of services out there to print photo books, creating them can be time-consuming. And it creates incredible movies and stylized photos from your library as well.
Both Shared Libraries and Suggested Sharing will be arriving in the coming weeks.
Simpler, more proactive photo sharing. It takes the pain out of nagging your partner to share all of the photos that they took of your weekend trip together with you.
The company also announced Photo Books, which gives users an easy to use tool for creating paper photo albums you can keep offline. The feature resembles the Shared Albums feature within Apple’s iOS Photos app, but Apple’s version does not identify people within the photos and doesn’t enable automatic sharing. There are some controls here too, with the option to provide access to the full library, or photos of only certain people from a specific date onwards.
Google Photos will also send an SMS notification to people who do not have the app.
While we now reside in the digital age, there are surely times when we’ve thought about churning out physical copies of some photo you clicked just recently.
This feature for Google Photos will allow you to choose another person to which you can connect your library to.
Anil Sabharwal demonstrates updates to Google Photos during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. All they need to do then is tap on the send button. Perhaps the suggested recipient is an ex or a former friend with whom you not longer speak.
There’s one person that you want to share all your images with but never get the chance to do it. Google Photos will suggest the best shots from the set of pictures users select for a Photo Book. Prices start at $9.99, and this capability is available on the web today.
Folks, these features are wonderful.