Back at Google I/O, Google’s Senior VP Vic Gundotra announced 41 new features to Google+. Today, the search giant is celebrating world photography day in India with a particular focus on the features in Google+ that matter to photographers. To celebrate the day, Google even collaborated with famous photographers like Padmashree Award winner Raghu Rai, Pradeep Sanyal, Sumit Sen, and Prashant Panjiar. Also Read - Google's offline dinosaur game in new Olympics avatar: Here's how to can play
As one already knows, Google+ is the thread that binds Google’s services with a social element and as far as photography is concerned Google+ photos is incredibly important to the company. Only recently, Google purchased photo editing software maker Nik Software. In the recent update to Google+ photos the company added a number of cloud centric photo editing features like auto enhance that improves photos clicked by the user automatically as well as an auto backup feature that uploads photos on Google+. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
Additionally, there are features like auto highlight that cherry picks the best photos from a users collection and sorts out duplicates and blurry images. Auto awesome is a feature that creates new images out of the photos uploaded on Google+ by combining similar sets of pictures in short animations, creating panoramas from landscape photos and make group photos. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
Google+ offers users 15GB of data to upload images in full resolution, and there is no limit for pictures that have a resolution of 2048 pixels which is the same as the iPad with Retina Display and much higher than photos uploaded on Facebook.
Speaking at the event, Google India’s director of marketing, Sandeep Menon said ” The advent of technology has brought easy-to-use, advanced photography tools within the reach of all photography enthusiasts. With its large and active community of photographers, Google+ aims to provide a platform for experts and amateurs from around the world to showcase their work, seek feedback from, and engage with other photographers. Recognizing the evolving needs of photographers, Google is focussed on providing useful photo-editing tools and services to help people share the special moments that matter.”
Disclaimer: Google paid for the writer’s travel and stay to cover the event.