- Apr 12, 2001
Google has updated its mobile photo and video cloud storage app Google Photos with a couple of new features, including burst photo support and a new cropping tool.
The 1.12.1 update means users can now make full use of the iPhone's burst mode capability by holding down on the app's on-screen shutter release button, as well as crop newly shot photos on the fly.
In addition, the company says Google Photos now loads faster, and users can expect reduced battery and cellular data usage when using the updated version on the go.
Google Photos was originally released last year to complement the company's web-based photo service. According to Google statistics, 200 million users have stored 13.7 petabytes of photos on the cloud platform, which offers unlimited storage.
The service supports videos in 1080p resolution and photos up to 16 megapixels, but recompresses images to increase upload speed. Meanwhile, users subscribed to a paid Google storage tier can upload 4K video and higher resolution photos.
Other app features include a visual search tool that can distinguish people, places and things without the use of tags, a movie, collage and animation creator, photo and video editing tools like filters and lighting adjustments, smart albums, Live Photos and Chromecast support.
Google Photos is a free download for iPhone and iPad available on the App Store. [Direct Link]
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