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Google announces changes to Google Drive, Google Photos News Opinion Updates 

Google announces changes to Google Drive, Google Photos

In a blog post attributed to Google Drive product manager Dan Schlosser and Google Photos product manager Jason Gupta, the company outlined the changes to the backup and storage functions for these popular services. Backup and Sync for Windows and macOS will still work as before. “We’ve heard feedback the connection between these services is confusing, so next month, we’re... Read More
As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point News Opinion 

As digital cameras struggle, global smartphones reach peak sales point

The photo enthusiast sites frequently bemoaning the continued decline in camera shipments from Japan. Citing CIPA stats, it’s clear the trend isn’t optimistic, as shown from the chart at right. The growth in mirrorless category hasn’t done much to offset the secular decline in the digital camera industry. We can all debate the merits of which is better – the... Read More
Shoebox photo storage website is shutting down News Opinion 

Shoebox photo storage website is shutting down

Shoebox, a free photo storage service in operation in 2012, told users yesterday it will shut down effective May 22nd. No reason was given for the secession of service, but given the rise in free storage services from Google Photos, Shutterfly, Amazon Photos and others, it’s possible those players were just too big to overcome. Shoebox was one of the... Read More
Interview: Lisa McCabe, president of YesVideo Feature News 

Interview: Lisa McCabe, president of YesVideo

Since 1999, YesVideo has provided a wide array of media conversion services for consumers, beginning with transferring of videotapes and home movies to CD. Lisa McCabe, a 20-year veteran of the company who was named president last year, shared some insights into what has kept the company at the forefront of the market.  “Our mission, our guiding principle, over the... Read More
Your old family memories with new ones, all in one place Press releases 

Your old family memories with new ones, all in one place

YesVideo’s New MemoryCloud Platform Allows Digitized Vintage Photos and Videos to Be Easily Viewed and Organized in Google Photos If you’re like most of us, your family photos and videos are living in several places. Last year’s surprise birthday party photos are on your smartphone. Your festive family reunion photos are in an online account. And all of mom and... Read More
Notable photo app updates for December Market research News 

Notable photo app updates for December

Several mobile apps have published updates. Here’s an overview: Shutterfly Tiny Prints luxe cards collection, with unique designs and styles Art Filters available only in the app Get a free photo book a month Instasize Latest update features new December Filters (S1, S3, S3), say hello the Spruce Collection, the combination of moody hues. New Joy border pack, minimal in... Read More
App updates from Google Photos, InstaSize, Shutterfly, Mylio News Opinion Updates 

App updates from Google Photos, InstaSize, Shutterfly, Mylio

As the fourth quarter gets underway, some major photo apps are getting in some updates. Following are some highlights of some popular apps: Google Photos Android Police reports Google Photos has added customized page layouts to its photobook offerings. Previously, page layouts were limited to one photo per page. “You can add up to four photos to each page and... Read More
Google launches Live Albums to automatically update shared photos New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Google launches Live Albums to automatically update shared photos

Google Photos has added a new feature for automatically gathering photos into albums for sharing. According to the blog post, Google Photos can turn any album into a live album. The user simply chooses the people or pets, and Google Photos will automatically add photos of these subjects to the album as they happen. Live albums are rolling out now... Read More
Apple closing Photo Print Products Service by Sept. 30 News Opinion 

Apple closing Photo Print Products Service by Sept. 30

Apple Inc. will be closing its integrated Photo Print Products service this fall, according to a dialog box in the macOS 10.13.6 Photos app. The app now recommends the user download a Photos Project Extension from the Mac App Store to create books, cards, calendars and prints. The company added final purchases using the existing built-in service must be placed by... Read More
Google Photos app adds photo grouping feature Updates 

Google Photos app adds photo grouping feature

Android Police is reporting Google Photos gained another helpful image organization feature. Google Photos has continued to improve its machine-learning to add user-helpful features for organizing the best images. This is especially helpful today, as consumers are awash with thousands of images. Android Police reports : Photos now recognizes when multiple photos in your library were taken at about the... Read More
Legacy Republic among the first to join Google Photos Partner Program News Press releases 

Legacy Republic among the first to join Google Photos Partner Program

Legacy Republic Among the First to Join Google Photos Partner Program to Supercharge Your ‘Then and Now’ and Introduces Relive.AI to Deliver Bespoke Memory Experiences The company is reinventing photo commerce, by combining artificial intelligence and white-glove delivery, from the trillions of digital photos taken annually and billions of vintage memories boxed up in closets San Francisco, CA – WEBWIRE... Read More
Google introduces partner program for Google Photos New Products 

Google introduces partner program for Google Photos

If you’re an app developer or website guru having trouble keeping up with the latest image-recognition tech, you may want to look at the Google Partner program for Google Photos, announced as part of Google I/O. In a blog post by Jan-Felix Schmakeit, Google Photos Developer Lead, the company is offering tools and APIs to build smarter and faster photo and... Read More
Google adds Lens to Google Photos for Android Updates 

Google adds Lens to Google Photos for Android

Google Photos announced on Twitter  that Google Lens visual search functionality is coming in the latest version of Google Photos for Android. Initially available only on Google Pixel 2 smartphones, Lens lets the user lookup artwork, landmarks, and other objects by snapping a photo, then using the “Lens” button in Google Photos to pull up relevant information. Lens also has text recognition, so a photo... Read More
Google Photos adds create-your-own themed movies News Updates 

Google Photos adds create-your-own themed movies

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Google Photos has introduced a “create-your-own” themed movie feature. Users have had the capability to see Google’s automatically created movies, but now they can initiate the process, while choosing from different themes. According to Google, the process is “open the Google Photos app, go to the Assistant tab, and tap Movie to get started.... Read More
Google adds printed photo books to Canada News 

Google adds printed photo books to Canada

According to the consumer tech website MobileSyrup, Google has brought its printed photo book service to Canada. This follows Google’s well-publicized entree into the photo book market in the United States, following the recent upgrades to its popular Google Photos service. “There’s something very valuable — there’s something very communal to having a printed book that you can sit around... Read More
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