Google Photos – Editing


In a post from June of last year, I praised Google Photos.  I said it was good for backing up, organizing, and storing photos – and it still is!  I recently read an article that said the editing process was pretty cool.  I thought to myself, why would you use Google Photos to edit your photographs.  There are so many other applications available.  Oh well, why not give it a try?  It is super easy.  There are options in my Google Photos iPad App to fine tune, crop, rotate or add filters to your photos.  Using the “Back to original” feature, you can easily revert to the original photo in case you don’t fall in love with your edits.  What you see above is an edited shot from my walk along the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail in Austin last weekend.  Below is the original photo.  This will give you an idea of some of the fun you can have with their simple photo editing process.  I suggest that you give it a try and see how you like it.  🙂


Local Guides II


Hey y’all – it worked!  I just got the e-mail today.  I added a lot of cool content to Google Maps (and it was kind of fun) and they rewarded me with 1 TB of storage.  Now I can totally blow up my Google Photos account.  If you are interested, check out my previous blog post or check out the description of the benefits for Local Guides.  I hope they offer the program in your part of the world.  Like I said before, if you find yourself on the way to becoming an awesome Local Guide and getting rewards, you can thank me later.  🙂


Google Photos


Remember that time, not so long ago, when I hiked the Canyon Overlook Trail at Zion National Park in Utah and took some crazy awesome pictures with my cell phone?  Now, thanks to Google Photos, I do.  This new App was recently introduced for Android, iOS, and desktop computers, and I have been having some fun with it.  Give it a try if you need to backup, organize, search, edit or store some of your photos.  You can thank me later…  🙂