Google+ image search grows: 1000 words added to non-tagged photos

Oct 29, 2013
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Google+ image search grows: 1000 words added to non-tagged photos

If you've not tried to search through your images on Google+ with what Google calls Computer Vision, you really should take a peek. What Google had done today is to add a new wave of terms to what you've already been able to do since earlier this year: search through your photos with search terms (words), even if you've not tagged your photos previously. Search for the color red in your photos and you'll find a collection of red photos - search for the word Vespa, and you'll find all the photos you've taken of a Vespa.

This update to the Computer Vision abilities of the Google+ social network is one of a set of feature updates to the system's Photo environment. Google has also made updates to Auto Awesome. One of these is a "low and high" setting for each album you've got, each photo you've got, and the ability to turn Auto Awesome off entirely.

Snapseed images VIA: Google

Auto Awesome works as one of several image editing apps - or environments - inside Google+, allowing users to stay within the social network to edit photos. Snapseed is a more extensive environment that also works on Android and iOS. Snapseed has earned an "HDR Scape" filter today, one that'll appear for Google+, Android, and iOS sooner than later. HDR Scape allows you to see multiple "exposures" and choose what you want.

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We'll be seeing this photo search ability expansion and the updates to the photo suite software inside Google+ immediately if not soon. Have a peek at Google+ today or jump into SlashGear's Google+ tag portal for more information on the next generation of this social network.


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