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Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

Pixel 4 officially ends free Original Quality Uploads to Google Photos

While users can still upload Original Quality media to Google Photos with the Pixel 4 - and other devices - the unlimited storage bit does not apply. This is not the first time Google's removed the original major selling point of the Pixel lineup - it's just the first time it's come as a sort of a miniature shock. The first time this happened, it was with the Pixel 3a.

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Google Photos’ new Memories are private AI-curated stories

Google Photos’ new Memories are private AI-curated stories

Google has pushed out an update for Google Photos, adding a new 'Memories' feature that creates galleries with content from past years to highlight memorable moments. This feature is similar to the videos generated by Facebook and select other social media platforms, offering a brief look at the best parts of a particular time period, such as the previous year, as well as memorable events.

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Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Google Photos prints with CVS and Walmart: Ordering details

Today we're looking at Google Photos latest update that includes new collaboration with CVS and Walmart for photo prints. Google Photos has access to soft and hard-cover books as well as prints of photos at "11,000 locations with print centers across the U.S." as of this week. As it is with any photo printing service via your phone or computer, this service has some fine print details which you'll want to become familiar.

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Google Photos app hints at new same-day prints feature

Google Photos app hints at new same-day prints feature

Google may be preparing a new Google Photos feature that enables users to order photo prints with same-day availability. The potential new ordering option was discovered as part of an apk teardown, hinting at an expansion of the photo books purchasing option revealed back in 2017. The printing may include a canvas prints option.

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Google Photos’ latest feature is bigger than you might think

Google Photos’ latest feature is bigger than you might think

Google Photos is getting a new feature this month, and though it might seem relatively simple on the surface, it could come in very handy for a lot of different users. This new feature, which flips the switch on optical character recognition, allows users to search their photos by the text that appears in them. So, if you're looking for a photograph of a sign or a business card, you simply need to search for the text that was captured in the image and Google Photos should return what you're looking for in search results.

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Whoops, my Gmail was held hostage to Google storage fees again

Whoops, my Gmail was held hostage to Google storage fees again

Earlier today I happened upon the Android app called Photo Map. This app was developed by Levion Software, and it seems to deliver exactly the service it intended to provide. Much like a similar iPhone/iOS feature that's been in play for several years, this "Photo Map" app creates a lovely spread of photos the user took and uploaded to Google Photos. For that, it's a great piece of work, and the developer deserves their accolades. What I did not expect was that this app would remind me to check my email at exactly the right moment - the moment Google would deliver a foreboding message.

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Become a data hoarder or become a dependent

Become a data hoarder or become a dependent

Your grandpa and grandma were right about keeping all those buffalo nickels in a big glass jar - they were just a few decades too early. Today I'd like to direct your attention to your photo collection. You've taken hundreds or thousands of photos in the last few years, right? Do you know where all those photos ended up? If you wanted to see the first photos you ever captured using a smartphone, could you do it right now?

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Google Drive and Photos divorce: Who gets what?

Google Drive and Photos divorce: Who gets what?

Google Drive and Google Photos will soon de-sync photos and videos hosted between the two. Google suggested that "automatic sync" between the two services was just "confusing" for users, so they've decided to "simplify" the experience. Accidental deletions and appearances of counting data twice will soon be out the door - sort of.

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Google Photos now shows which images and videos aren’t backed up

Google Photos now shows which images and videos aren’t backed up

Google has released an update for Google Photos on Android that makes the image app compatible with foldable devices, such as the new Galaxy Fold. That change isn't terribly exciting for consumers, but the second one is: Google Photos now shows indicators on images and videos that haven't been backed up yet, making it easy for users to see what needs uploaded.

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Google Photos makes it easier to capture receipts and documents

Google Photos makes it easier to capture receipts and documents

Snapping an image of a receipt or document is the fastest way to make a backup and there are a number of apps dedicated specifically to this task. Though these apps offer advanced features, including automatic edge detection and color correction, they require the user to manually save the final image to their preferred cloud service. Google has just eliminated that hassle with its latest Photos feature.

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This last-minute tech gift is perfect for parents

This last-minute tech gift is perfect for parents

Getting stuck doing tech support can be one of the more frustrating parts of being home for the holidays, but getting a parent set up with Google Photos can actually cross someone difficult-to-buy off your gift list. It may be December 24, but if you've still to figure out exactly what to get your mom I doubt you're alone. Thankfully I've got the answer.

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Google Photos private album limit increased to 20,000 images and videos

Google Photos private album limit increased to 20,000 images and videos

Google is back with another Google Photos change, this one involving the number of images and videos that can be saved in a single private album. Unlike now, users were limited to 10,000 pieces of content in these private albums, which some users complained was too low. Google has doubled that limitation as of today, giving users the option of storing up to 20,000 videos and images in an album.

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