Google Photos is a new service that builds off of what users of Google Plus have gotten to know, but doesn’t lock you into the Plus ecosphere. Basically it’s one large unlimited storage space to place your photos, home movies, and never have to worry about losing anything.
It’s a lofty claim by Google, and it remains to be seen if they can handle unlimited photos and videos (there are size limits before Google compresses things as a note,) but for what I’ve been using it for for the past few days it’s produced some beautiful videos with nearly no input from me that I can share with the world.
Photos uploaded or automatically synced to Google Photos can be accessed via Google Drive or any other application that has access to your stuff. As long as you’ve got syncing enabled you can lose your phone and be on another one with all your photos just a tap away in no time.
Overall it’s a pretty amazing way to safely store and show off your child’s life, and it’s free, and it’s easy to use, and you’ll probably love it.
The search options allow you to find someone by their face. It’s pretty good at recognizing all my baby photos, but I imagine it will get even better.
Creating montages is absurdly easy, as is minor photo editing.
The meshing of video you took and the pictures is nearly perfect.
Anyway, free, go get it, store your pictures somewhere safe as if you don’t, it’s not a matter of if your backup and computer will fail, it’s just a matter of when.