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Google Photos

Google Photos

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How to Install Google Photos on Your PC

  1. Download WebCatalog installation file.
  2. If prompted, click Run or Save.
  3. If you chose Save, double-click the download to start installing.
  4. Start WebCatalog from your desktop.
  5. Type Google Photos in the search box to look for the app.
  6. Locate Google Photos in the search results.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Click Open to start Google Photos.

Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company's social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects. Users can search for anything in photos, with the service returning results from three major categories: People, Places, and Things. Google Photos recognizes faces, grouping similar ones together; geographic landmarks (such as the Eiffel Tower); and subject matter, including birthdays, buildings, animals, food, and more. Google implements different forms of machine learning into the Photos service, particularly its recognition of photo contents, as well as enabling features including automatically generated albums consisting of the best photos taken during an event or trip, automatic animations in which similar photos are combined into a quick video, surfacing past memories at significant times, and automatic white balance correction and video stabilization. Google Photos received critical acclaim at its launch in May 2015. It was declared "the best" in cloud photo storage by some reviewers, and Google's decision to decouple the Photos service from Google+ was praised. Reviewers liked the updated Photos service for its recognition technology, search, apps, and loading times. Nevertheless, privacy concerns were raised, including Google's motivation for building the service, as well as its relationship to governments and possible laws requiring Google to hand over a user's entire photo history. Shortly after release, Photos incorrectly marked a photo of two African Americans as "Gorillas", and Google issued an apology. Google Photos has seen strong user adoption. It reached 100 million users after five months, and crossed the 200 million user milestone after one year. Google has also revealed that over 13.7 petabytes of photos and videos have been uploaded to the service. Wikipedia