Google Photos is celebrating its birthday. Celebrate six years!

Google Photos is celebrating its birthday! The application was launched in 2015. A lot has changed since then for me; I got married, moved to another country, and most importantly, the world is very different from then. However, what hasn’t changed is how amazing and trustworthy Photos has been through all of this. It’s improved a lot, made some controversial changes, but it’s still the smartest photo library I’ve ever used.

Rather than dwell on the impending doom of free backups, which we’ve covered extensively and will continue to cover, don’t worry about it, I’d like to take the opportunity in this post to celebrate the joy of using Google Photos.

What started out as a smart library, but let’s face it, has grown into a photo management powerhouse. Whether you take random photos here and there, travel the world non-stop and take hundreds of photos daily, have pets, visit friends, run in nature or in cities, or any combination of these, or even none of these. , the best part about Photos is that it adapts to what is happening in my life right now.

Google Photos, an application with many functions

If I embark on an adventure for a day or more, it automatically creates an album for me. If I take a lot of similar photos, I put them in collages. Now, if I take pictures of the same people over several years, then “then and now” comparisons are made. If I take a landscape photo when it should be in portrait, he offers to rotate it. I can also archive random documents and notes easily, leaving my main gallery full of suitable photos.

Plus, it has the best facial recognition capabilities and allows me to relive years of memories with my favorite people. And when I’m most interested in exploring things and places, I can also find them perfectly categorized, from a map and timeline of my snapshots to hundreds of smart categories covering food and gadgets and more. The photo search it is also extremely powerful and incomparable.

Beyond cataloging photos and videos like no other service can, it also offers non-destructive edits that allow me to play with images and find the best edits without losing the original snapshot. And when I’m done, I can easily share the results with my contacts. My wife and I have created shared libraries that allow us to quickly check the photos we take during common events and trips, and I have some automatic shared folders for my closest friends that update without my touching them.

In short, if you love taking photos and you use half the functions of Google Photosyou probably won’t find anything like it on the market. And that is why I am with Prasham in saying that you should not look for an alternative, the paid service is worth every penny.

But I digress. Happy Belated Birthday, Google Photos, and while we wish we were celebrating this without the June 1 cloud hanging over us, we still love every moment of these six free years that we got from you.