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How Google & Apple Are Easing The Pains Of Large, Disorganized Photo Libraries
By Mikelle Leow, 09 Feb 2018
Image via Google Blog
On Wednesday, Google announced an upgrade to the Google Photos AI, which is able to detect categories of photos and then group them into collages.
This time, the tool has been improved to create full-fledged slideshows, complete with themes and music.
“You might have seen Google Photos automatically create these movies for you before—but now, you have the ability to create one whenever you want,” it says in a blog post. “With a range of themes, from ‘They Grow Up So Fast’ to the feline favorite ‘Meow Movie’, it’s the perfect way to celebrate all of your favorite people, furry friends, and treasured moments.”
The update might seem trivial to some—Apple has a similar technology—but The Next Web’s Bryan Clark explains these AI tools are lifesavers for shutterbugs who own large photo libraries.
“The problem with always having a camera in your pocket is that you’re never all that discerning in when you use it,” Clark says.
He reasons that photos might be “largely forgotten” after being left in the galleries for months and years. This brings up an issue that might bug many a photographer: what should they do to their archives after they have been archived?
Thanks to these tools that provide cheap—or even free—storage, as well as the ability to obtain old files according to their categories, you can relive your memories whenever the need calls for it.
Considering that the United States alone consumes more than 2,657,700 gigabytes of information from the internet per minute, there’s certainly a growing demand for the ability to organize digital memories conveniently.
[via The Next Web, cover image via Google Blog]
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