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Google’s Photos app can be very useful when it comes to organising and sharing photos. It is one of those Google apps which proactively uses AI (artificial intelligence) to reduce clutter and make finding your photos and videos a lot easier. Google continues to make the Photos app smarter by offering new features. Here are some of the recently added features which make it all the more useful.

Identifying pets in photos

Google Photos uses AI to identify people in group photos and then clubs all photos with common faces together. Now, it can identify pets using AI and group them on similar lines. So, images of cats will be clubbed together, while those of dogs will be put in a separate folder. If you own more than one dog of two different breeds, Photos will classify them separately too. This will make searching photos of pets for social media posts a lot easier.

Hiding photos made easy

Users can now hide a photo or video in the library that they don’t want to show in the photo album on the home page. To take advantage of this feature, select a photo and tap on the three dots button at the top right, scroll down and select Archive. The photo will be instantly removed from the photo album and will show only in the Archive folder in the main menu.

Share high resolution videos faster

In order to make sharing high-resolution videos in Photos app easier, Google has come up with a new lightweight preview for videos similar to the one available for images. So now if a user is trying to back up a high-resolution video on a slower network, Google Photos will back up a low resolution preview of it and the moment the connectivity improves or there is access to a faster Wi-Fi network, the preview will be replaced by the high-resolution version of the video by itself. This makes sharing videos as easy as sharing photos.

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Abhijit Ahaskar

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