In the Photos app, the For You tab can suggest shareable moments from your library that you can send to friends. They can even share back photos from the same event.
Sharing Suggestions creates collections of photos and videos that were taken around the same time and place, making it easy to share moments.
The people you share with receive a message with a link to iCloud.com to view your photos. Your shared collection is active for 30 days, but you can stop sharing the collection at any time.
If you want to create a space for ongoing collaborative photo sharing, try Shared Albums. You can also learn more about sending pictures and videos with Messages.
How to share photos with Sharing Suggestions
- Turn on iCloud Photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- Open the Photos app.
- Tap the For You tab, then find Sharing Suggestions.
- Swipe left to browse all the suggested collections, then tap a collection to share.
- Tap Next to share everything, or tap Select and then deselect the items that you don’t want to include.
- Choose people to share with. If Photos recognizes people pictured, their names appear automatically. People you’ve shared photos with before might also appear. Deselect anyone you don’t want to include. Tap Add People to select more friends.
- Tap the Share in Messages button. A Messages window appears, showing the recipients and a preview of the message that they’ll get.
- Add a comment if you’d like, then tap the Send button .
Use Share Back to complete the collection
When the recipients of your collection tap the link in Messages, Photos opens and shows all the items that you shared.* They can tap Add All to add your photos and videos at full resolution to their own library.
If Photos detects that your friends have items in their library that might be from the same time and place, a Share Back section appears below the collection that you sent. When they tap View, Photos shows items that might be from the same event — for example, photos they took at a beach party that you attended together.
Your friends can select which items to share back, then tap Share to send you photos capturing angles and moments that you might have missed.
* If a recipient opens the link in Messages on their Mac, the collection appears on a web page and Share Back isn’t available. You need iOS 12 or later to share back photos from the same event on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
View your recently shared collections or stop sharing
In the For You tab, you can see the collections that you’ve shared and stop sharing any collections that are still available.
- In the Photos app, tap the For You tab, then find Recently Shared.
- Swipe left to see the collections that you’ve shared or received. Tap a collection to see the photos and videos it contains.
- If you want to stop sharing one of your collections before its 30-day availability expires, tap the More button , then tap Stop Sharing. Tap Stop Sharing again to confirm.
Clean up your camera roll and sort through your prints with these photo organizing tips that will keep your memories safe.
Snapping a photo is easier than ever thanks to smartphones at our fingertips. Because this device is almost always close at hand, you can instantly capture memories at any time or place with a quick click. But as your camera roll fills up with thousands of pics, deciding what to do with them all can be a challenge. Here are some of our most helpful tips to help you organize photos—both printed and digital copies—so you can easily revisit those memories whenever you please. We’ll show you how to sort digital photos from a phone or camera onto your computer, as well as how to safely store printed photos. With these tips, you can clean up your camera roll, protect your family photographs, and keep your precious memories safe.
How to Organize Digital Photos
Clear out your camera roll and safeguard your snapshots with these tips on how to organize digital photos on your phone or computer.
Step 1: Delete Unnecessary Photos Right Away
We’re all guilty of taking 20 pictures of the same view to achieve the perfect lighting and angle (or snap at least one photo where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling). To avoid a buildup of mediocre photos that you’ll have to deal with later, get in the habit of deleting duplicate or poor-quality shots right away. Get tough on people-free scenic photos and repetitive party pics. “Fight the instinct that says every photo is precious,” says consumer technology analyst Kristy Holch. “In reality, bad photos are just clutter that makes it harder to find the good ones.”
Step 2: Organize Photos into Albums or Folders
Once the unnecessary shots are deleted, you can organize photos in your smartphone using albums. Create albums for special events, vacations, and other themes, such as pictures of your pet, so you can look back on a category of images at once. Some smartphones will do some of this work for you. Google Photos and Apple’s Photo app automatically analyze photos to make them searchable by keywords and group them into albums by location and person.
If you’re organizing photos on your computer, you can choose to arrange them chronologically or by theme. Jody Al-Saigh of Picture Perfect Organizing suggests a hybrid of the two: Make a folder for each year, and inside it, a folder for each month. Label the months by number rather than name (for example, 02 for February) so the computer lists them in the right order. Inside the month folders, create themed subfolders like Mexico vacation or pizza party.
Step 3: Edit Photos as Needed
If you like to tweak your photos to fix imperfections or get the best lighting and crop, it’s a good idea to create separate folders for to-be-edited photos and the final versions. Select the photos that need color-correcting or red-eye fixes and add them to a “To Edit” folder. Once they’ve been altered to your liking, move them to the finished folder. If editing that first big batch is overwhelming, tackle it in 15- to 20-minute increments until it’s done.
Step 4: Download and Back Up Your Photos
It’s important to back up your photos at least once a month to ensure those precious memories don’t accidentally get deleted or lost. You can back up photos directly from your phone using iCloud Photos on iPhones or an app such as Google Photos. Some digital photo storage services are free while others cost a monthly or annual fee. Prices also vary depending on how much storage space you need for your photos. Be sure to back up your images after you’ve edited and sorted them to conserve storage space.
When downloading photos from your phone or camera to your computer, funnel the images directly into a photo management program such as Apple Photos or Google Photos. “It’s important to at least get them downloaded so your photos aren’t stuck on a camera that could get stolen, damaged, or lost,” Al-Saigh says. For another layer of safekeeping, consider saving photos to an external hard drive or printing them using a service like Artifact Uprising or Target Photo.
Step 5: Delete Photos from Other Devices
Now that your photos are organized and secure, it’s safe to erase them from your digital camera or phone. You’ll avoid accidentally downloading duplicates and give yourself a nice clean slate for the next month’s photo opportunities.
Android was always criticized for not having a great photo management app, the default ones were slow and didn’t really synced with the cloud. Third party developers jumped in quickly with some really good alternatives like “QuickPic” but those too were lame when it came to the UI itself.
Google at their I/O event this year unveiled the completely redesigned “Photos” app, a one stop solution for all your photos. With unlimited photo backups, beautiful materialized applications across platforms and a web interface, this app is just perfect.
Google Photos does two things exceptionally well – Organizing and Searching. Backing up to the cloud can be done easily by any other app but managing them can be a tedious task, exactly where this service shines. It will arrange your uploaded pictures by location and by date automatically. Being able to search for the context “Show me my mom’s photos in Aurangabad” is just breathtaking. Google also solved storage problems a lot of users have nowadays by letting them delete the local photographs. Sharing full-size photos is a piece of cake with this thing, just select and create the link which doesn’t take even a minute. iOS always had a wonderful photos app and now, Android has one too.
Even though the company tried to keep it as simple as possible, Google Photos, however, turned out to be a bit complicated for some users out there, so here’s a complete guide on how to use Google Photos like a pro. You should keep reading if you’re already using the service as there are some awesome features you might not even know about.
Last year, Google introduced a redesigned photo editor in Google Photos that offered easy-to-use granular adjustments and smart suggestions. Today, Google announced an updated video editor in Google Photos.
In addition to trimming, stabilizing and rotating your videos, you can now crop, change perspective, add filters, apply granular edits (including brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth) and more. These new video editing features are available in Google Photos on iOS and will be rolling out to most Android users in the coming weeks.
Google today also announced that they are bringing some exclusive photo editing features to Google One subscribers. Read about the new features below.
- With Portrait Blur, you can blur the background post-snap. It will work for photos just taken or images from the past — even if the original image wasn’t taken in portrait mode.
- With Portrait Light, you can improve the lighting on faces in portraits. It will work for photos just taken or images from the past — even if the original image wasn’t taken in portrait mode.
- Google One members can apply Blur and Color Pop effects to even more photos of people, including those without depth information, like old film scans or professional shots.
- With the Dynamic suggestion, you can enhance brightness and contrast across the image where it’s needed, so you get a dramatic, more balanced photo.
- With sky suggestions, you can make your golden hour images pop by boosting and adjusting the color and contrast in the sky with one of several palettes inspired by breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
The above new features will roll out to Google One members over the next few days.
Some links in the article may not be viewable as you are using an AdBlocker. Please add us to your whitelist to enable the website to function properly.
Whether you’re looking for a backup solution for the photos on your iPhone or you’re just trying to free up some space, moving your pictures to the cloud is a great way to do it. One of the top cloud services, specifically for pictures, is Google Photos. But like all of the other photo storage services, there are some caveats. While Google promises free unlimited storage, there are some limits to it. But don’t worry — keep reading this article, and we will dive into the details.
Does Google Photos really offer unlimited storage?
The short answer is yes. Google Photos offers free unlimited storage, but that’s only if you don’t mind your pictures and videos being slightly compressed. What’s meant by “slightly” is that Google will limit your images to 16MP resolution and your videos to 1080p. If you’re treating this storage solution as a backup for your photo library, you might be okay with these limitations.
All that being said, you can still choose to upload full-quality pictures and videos; it will just count against the storage quota of your Google One account. And don’t worry, you can always upgrade that storage quota if you run out, but we’ll get into that later.
Before you start uploading your entire photo library to Google Photos, make sure you get rid of unwanted similar shots and duplicates. By using an app like Gemini Photos, you can quickly scan for them and declutter your library.
The Google Photos storage limit for uncompressed photos
You can always decide later that you want your pictures to be stored uncompressed in Google Photos. If you opt to do this, it will count against your Google One storage, which means it shares space with anything else you have stored in Gmail, Google Drive, or any of the other G Suite apps. Since you’re sharing storage across all your Google services, you can get 15 GB for free or upgrade to 100 GB for $1.99/month.
If, after you’ve had a chance to play with Google Photos, you decide you want to switch to uncompressed pictures, you can change that from within the iOS app.
- On your iPhone, open the Google Photos app.
- Tap the Menu button (the three lines to the left in the Search bar).
- Tap Settings > Backup & Sync > Upload Size.
- Choose Original.
Getting more Google Photos storage
When you set up Google Photos to back up your library at original quality, you’ll eventually run out of space if you’re not regularly managing your library. But Google offers some very basic cleanup tools to help you free up some space. And, of course, you can always upgrade your storage space.
How to free up space in Google Photos
Fortunately, Google Photos offers an easy tool to help you clean up your library. After an initial scan, the app shows you clutter, such as screenshots and old meeting notes that you’ll likely want to get rid of now.
- Open the Google Photos app.
- Tap the Menu button (the three lines to the left in the Search bar).
- Tap “Manage your library.”
- You’ll be shown an Organization card. Tap “Review suggestions” to go through the photos.
How to upgrade your Google Photos storage plan
If you’ve cleaned up your Google Photos library and still need more space, you can upgrade your storage plan directly within the iOS app.
- Open the Google Photos app.
- Tap the Menu button, the three lines to the left in the Search bar.
- Then, tap Settings > Backup & Sync > Buy storage.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to choose your plan and upgrade.
Google Photos is a great solution for your photo library, whether you’re looking to back it all up or just free up space on your phone. And with free, unlimited storage, there’s almost no risk in giving it a test run. So if you want to test the waters of cloud storage for your pictures and videos, Google Photos presents you with a great chance to do just that.
After the Material redesign, major improvements in the machine-learning department, and the decision to leave the free unlimited storage behind (for better or worse), the Photos are probably the most improved Google app, along with the Assistant. But, the interface looks, and other bells and whistles won’t do you any good if the elementary purpose is failing you. Like, when the Google Photos app is not showing all photos. Here’s what you need to do in order to get back all your photos on Android.
Why can’t I see all my photos in Google Photos?
- Clear Google Photos cached data
- Choose what folders you want to backup
- Check the Archive and Trash Bin
- Move folders containing photos to internal memory
- Use your PC to re-upload photos
- Uninstall updates
1. Clear the data from the app
Even though there were major issues with missing photos, pilled up data and minor bugs are the most common reasons for this issue nowadays. And, with an app like the Photos is, you don’t need all that cached data at all.
The app might load faster, but nothing of importance is lost if you delete it. Furthermore, that should resolve the issue at hand and show all photos you already have in Google Photos for Web.
Here’s how to clear the cached data in the Photos app:
- Open Settings.
- Tap Apps (Application Manager).
- Find and open Photos.
- Open Storage.
- Clear Data.
2. Choose what folders you want to backup
In usual circumstances, Google Photos will locate the folders containing photos and ask you whether you want to back them up or skip them. Chances are that you’ve skipped a folder and thus, the app won’t upload them.
Also, even if you’ve already set the folder and uploaded a few photos, there’s a chance that something changed and thus, the folder isn’t backing up anymore. This can be regulated with ease, by simply re-assigning the device folders in the Photos app.
Follow these steps to choose which folders Google Photos should backup:
- Open the Google Photos app.
- Tap on the hamburger menu and select Settings.
- Tap Back up & sync.
- Choose Back up device folders.
- Toggle On all folders you want to back up.
3. Check the Archive and Trash Bin
Now, what if you’ve already successfully uploaded photos, but they’re nowhere to be found? Our best guess is to check both Archive and Trash Bin. Besides identifying faces and reordering the photos, Google Photos Assistant can suggest archiving photos.
Now, don’t worry, they are safe from any harm in the Archive. On the other hand, if you’ve deleted them, you have only up to 60 days to restore them. After that, they’re gone for good, so have that in mind.
To access the Archive and Trash Bit, just open the app and tap on the hamburger menu. There you should find both options.
4. Move folders containing photos to internal memory
Me, personally, store all camera photos on the external memory. But that’s a built-in app. Other apps and services hardly allow changing the folder in which they store photos. Now, there’s a good reason for that. Most of the handsets require special permissions in order to access the SD card. And that, in this scenario, poses a difficulty for Google Photos.
Some user’s reports state that Google Photos can’t even locate the folder. And for that reason, we suggest moving the folder from the SD card to the internal storage. You can do it with the built-in file explorer (Files or My Files) which comes pre-installed on the device.
Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Files app.
- Access the SD and tap-and-hold on the folder you want to move.
- Choose Move from the available options.
- Get back to internal memory and just tap Move to paste the folder there.
- Open the Photos and navigate to Settings > Back up & sync > Back up device folders.
- Toggle on the newly-transferred folder and wait for the photos to upload.
5. Use your PC to re-upload photos
Finally, the only remaining solution we can suggest is re-uploading photos to Google Photos for Web via PC. Now, what you’ll need to do primarily is to transfer photos to your PC. Afterward, you shouldn’t have a hard time dragging them to Google Photos.
Follow the steps we enlisted below:
- Transfer your photos to a PC.
- Open a web browser and navigate to Google Photos. Log in if prompted.
- Select all photos and drag-and-drop them into a web browser.
- Wait for the upload to finish.
- Clear cache and data on your handset, open Photos and log in.
- The troublesome photos should appear now.
After that, repeat the steps from the first solution and reset cached data in the Photos app. The missing photos should appear the next time you open the Photos app.
6. Uninstall updates
An alternative is to try and reset the app in a different way. This time, instead of clearing the data from the app, try uninstalling its updates and restoring it to factory settings.
Here’s how to uninstall updates on Google Photos:
- Navigate again to Settings > Apps > All apps > Photos.
- Tap on the 3-dot menu.
- Tap Uninstall updates.
- Confirm and restart your device.
- Configure Google Photos once again and look for improvements.
With that said, we’re through with this error. Make sure to tell us whether the list of solutions helped you in the comments section below. You can also reach us on our Twitter or Facebook pages.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in September 2018. We made sure to revamp it for freshness and accuracy.
The most striking part of the just released (on the web, iOS and Android) Google Photos is how familiar it feels if you’ve already been using Photos in Google+, or before that, Picasa. The biggest change I noticed early on is that by separating Photos from its attempt to launch yet another social network, Google is starting focus on stuff that both benefits its users, and that it does well: cloud storage and using information to narrow down searches. Now, it’s a perfect fit for how most people use cameras everyday, from the ones in their phones to point-and-shoots (but maybe not your DSLR). With unlimited storage and machine learning that can link photos by the people in them or where they were taken it’s ready to make sense of your massive image library.
The tagline is “organized by what matters” and it refers to Photos ability to pull together geotagging information (if available) or just look at your pictures and figure out where they were taken by the landmarks in them. Most importantly, this information is private — Photos is a private library where you can curate and edit your pictures, and then share as needed. That said, it is creepily good at identifying people (you can turn that off in the settings), even if it doesn’t know who they really are. With my photos, it tracked pictures of my nieces as they grew over several years and still identified them accurately. According to the FAQ, it uses “face models” to group similar photos together. Its ability to ID objects wasn’t quite as good — apparently many of my shoes register as cars or buildings, but it was mostly on point.
One element I liked was its ability to create a sharable link to a picture, which you can then go back and kill later without deleting the photo, or just track which links have been created. Of course, it’s also ready to share pictures directly to services like Twitter and Facebook (or Google+) without a problem. A Google Now-like “Assistant” feature tips you off when the app is ready to build out a new collection or collage, and even has the familiar cards setup.
Many of the features that were introduced on Google+ are here too, like Auto Awesome that quickly tweaks images to look their best and highlight faces, create animations from a series of successive shots or automatically create Stories from a place or event. By pulling these features out of Google+, it makes them more logical to use even if the friends you’ll be sharing them to are on a different service. The usual light photo editing tools are also included, like cropping or adjusting levels.
Upon loading the new Photos app, users have an option to stick with using their Google Drive storage, or moving over to the new service and its promise of unlimited backups. By choosing the bottomless option, you’ll be limited to pictures at a maximum size of 16MP, and videos at 1080p, but that should be fine for most. It also implements some compression on your stored pictures, and while I didn’t notice any differences, it’s worth considering for those more serious about their pictures. If you want full-res backups that stay as RAW or TIFF files, you can use the Google Drive options for more space, like a 1TB service that costs $10 per month. On the other hand, if you’re just running out of space on your phone, the app can identify which photos you have backed up to the cloud and offer to delete them locally.
This is hardly the only way to back up your pictures. Apple has its revamped iCloud Photos setup for iOS and Mac, and Flickr recently added machine recognition to its unlimited storage picture service. Others like VSCO Cam are also options for photo editing and organizing. From what I’ve seen so far, Google has a better mix of tools that’s easy to use even for people who are casual about their pictures and works cross platform — I tried the app on an iPad and it was almost identical to the version on my Android phone. That’s not much help if your platform of choice is something else like Windows Phone, but hopefully Google fixes that — this gets better if it’s available in more places.
Bradley Horowitz, Google’s VP of Streams, Photos and Sharing says the point is to make its abilities so transparent they sink into the background, and on that front it has succeeded. The new Google Photos isn’t just easy to use, it’s unobtrusive and most importantly private by default. In our (overly) public, complicated and multifaceted digital lives, that’s refreshing.
In addition to all of the device announcements Google made today, the company also revealed that the Google Photos app for Android is getting a brand new photo editor. The new features shipping along with this update seem to be geared toward making it easier for anyone to edit, whether they don’t have a ton of experience editing photos or they’re looking to make some specific edits manually. In addition, Google also detailed a new feature called Portrait Light that will be heading to Pixel devices in the future, starting with the new phones that were revealed today.
Google Photos’ new photo editing tools seem to tap into the suggestions that the app already makes for things like brightening and rotating. When this update has been applied, users will find a new tab in the editor that will use machine learning to analyze the photo and surface suggestions on how to edit it.
“These suggestions help you get stunning results in just one tap, by intelligently applying features like brightness, contrast and portrait effects,” Google wrote on its blog today. At first, Google says that we’ll see features like Enhance and Color Pop show up in these suggestions, but as time goes on, Google will be adding additional ones as well.
There’s something in this update for those who want more precise control over their photo edits as well. The Photo Editor now has a new layout that allows you to scroll through the app’s editing tools and adjust settings on the fly, so if you’ve got the photo editing know-how, this should help you make changes quicker.
Finally, we’ve got the introduction of Portrait Light, which is appearing first on the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. With this feature, the app employs machine learning to let you change the lighting on faces both in portraits and regular photos after they’ve been taken. It’s definitely an interesting feature, but for now at least, it’s the sole domain of Pixel users, as Google says it will be shipping out on more Pixel devices soon.
These editing tools play directly into Google’s software-first approach to cameras and smartphone photography. As smartphone makers have been packing camera arrays with more and more sensors, Google has often seemed like the odd one out with its Pixel devices, but being able to push an update like this to phones across the Android ecosystem is a big thing indeed. Watch for this update to land in Google Photos for Android beginning today.
Jun 24, 2021вЂў Proven solutions
Regardless of how good everything else in your photo is, blurriness can do a large amount of damage to its appearance. Actually, you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars or have professional-level skills to make blurry pictures clear. It can be easy, effective, and reliable, something that anyone can get into and manage right away.
Here’s a guide of 3 best programs to clear up blurred photos in just a click, with tutorials. If you only want to remove a blurred part of your photo, you can consider tools like fotophire that allows you to crop or erase the part of your photo without impacting the background.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Bonus Tip-Improve Video Quality with Wondershare Filmora
With Filmora you can do color correction and color grading to adjust contrast, saturation, brightness, hue, etc. to improve the video quality. You can also use the video stabilization feature to fix shakes in the video. Besides, you can also adjust the resolution and bitrate at export to make the video clearer. Download the free trial version below and improve the video quality now.
Part 2: Top 3 photo editors to make blurry pictures clear
1. Inpixio Focus
With Inpixio Focus, one of the most well-known photo editors, you can resharpen your photos and make them clear, crisp, and high-resolution following these easy steps. You can zoom in/out to focus the detailed part that even the smallest pore can be perfect again. Besides, you can print your favorite as posters, postcards, or even on clothes. Very smart!
- Optimize blurry photo with just a few clicks
- You can transfer photos to PC, phone, and camera
- It offers basic tutorial information for you to start editing
2. Photozoom Classic 7
Photozoom Classic 7 can expand your favorite pictures to any dimensions you choose, up to 300,000 x 300,000 pixels, all without sacrificing a single pixel. You can remove noise from jpg. photos. You can even crop a part of unwanted people or animals, just leaving for you with perfect. It is easy to use for making blurry pictures clear with an intuitive interface.
- It supports the latest version on Windows and Mac
- Its image enlargement is awarded
- A large number of preset for you to choose
Refocus can help you enhance out of focus photos, as well as for adding bokeh and lens blur to your images. Its powerful sensors can adjust different types of sharpness and bring your photos into focus. These also have a variety of tools for improving the appearance of your photos, including features like filters. All features remain as straightforward as the sharpening tool, too. It can improve the sharpness of an image, so making a blurry picture clear is a piece of cake.
- Tilt-Shift can make your photo more beautiful
- Refocus mode makes blurry photos clear
Part 3: How to make blurry pictures clear with Inpixio Focus
If you are trying to decide from the suggested software, there is one that stands out. Inpixio Focus is hugely popular software that makes clearing up photos a breeze, that has a variety of great features, and that does the job incredibly well. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: Open your photo
Step 2: Go to the Presets button and choose Sharpen
Step 3: Adjust in side-by-side view of the before and after effects
Step 4: Click the SAVE button to save your photo to the desired location.
That’s it. It is a few clicks to get to a sharper image, and the sharper image looks brilliant. It takes very little knowledge of this type of software to get these results and even less effort. Simplicity is what makes Inpixio Focus one of the top choices for photo editing tools in general.
You can start editing your photos right now if you would like. All programs are easily accessible and can start working right away. Clearer photos are within your reach. However, if you want to blur image background or perfect your photos with more effects, we recommend you to try Wondershare Fotophire. Watch the video below to check out the reasons now.