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Google redesigns Google Photos, adds map view News 

Google redesigns Google Photos, adds map view

Google has redesigned its Google Photos app with a new three-tab structure featuring larger thumbnails, auto-playing videos and reduced white-space between videos. To compensate for ever-growing photo libraries, Google Photos puts search front and center in a tab. The library tab features high-impact areas like Albums, Favorites, Trash, Archive and more. For U.S., E.U. and Canada users, the library tab... Read More
Facebook makes photo transfer tool to Google Photos more widely available News 

Facebook makes photo transfer tool to Google Photos more widely available

A tool from Facebook to make it easier to transfer photos from Facebook to Google Photos is now available in the United States and Canada. In March, Facebook expanded the availability of the photo transfer tool to more countries in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa, after starting in Latin America and Asia... Read More
Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos News SDKs and APIs Updates 

Facebook launches photo transfer tool to Google Photos

Facebook launched a photo transfer tool (initially in Ireland) to enable users to port their photos directly to Google Photos  via encrypted transfer. Facebook says it is still testing the feature based on feedback but states “worldwide availability” is coming in the first half of 2020. The company added the service is part of the Data Transfer Project, “a collaborative effort... Read More
Google Photos debuts print-to-retail at Walmart, CVS News Opinion 

Google Photos debuts print-to-retail at Walmart, CVS

Despite the fact prominent tech personalities ignorantly stating photo printing is dead, no one has bothered to tell Google Photos that. After a series of upgrades to its popular photo app – including photo book printing – the giant has added canvas prints and same-day print-to-retail to 11,000 locations, primarily Walmart and CVS Pharmacy. In a blog post, Shimrit Ben-Yair,... Read More
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
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