The Google Photos app has long been more than just a vault for your pictures; it's an editing suite in your pocket. Now, its web-based counterpart is catching up with a set of upgraded editing tools that you're going to love!
Head over to Google Photos in your web browser and select an image to edit. Once you’re in, you’ll see an ‘Edit’ button in the top-right corner. Click on it to bring up the editing sidebar where the magic happens.
New and Enhanced Features
- Suggestions (Star Icon)
This tab suggests improvements based on Google’s algorithms. From "Enhance" to "Warm," each suggestion aims to perfect your image. Google One subscribers get additional choices like "Blur" and "Color pop."
- Crop (Corner Markers Icon)
Apart from the usual cropping, the new preset aspect ratios can help you reach your desired image shape more quickly.
- Tools (Hammer and Wrench Icon)
Exclusive to Google One subscribers, this tab offers advanced features like "Portrait Light" and "Sky" to add more flair to your photos.
- Adjust (Sliders Icon)
This isn't new, but it's been revamped. Enjoy greater control over brightness, contrast, and white balance, among other things.
- Filters (Star Inside a Rectangle)
Choose from a variety of filters to give your photos that Instagram-esque touch.
All tabs feature intuitive controls—sliders, selection handles, and more. Instant previews let you see your changes as you make them. If you're not happy, simply click the 'Reset' or 'None' option to revert to the original settings.
Once you're happy with your edits, hit 'Save' to update the image. If you want to keep the original, click the three dots next to 'Save' and select 'Save copy.'
So there you have it—a comprehensive guide to mastering the new web-based editing tools in Google Photos. Ready to take your photo editing to the next level?