Big News for Google Photos Fans

Everyone who’s been following us knows that we are “yuge” fans of Google Photos. Did you know that since their May, 2015 launch, the free photo-sharing app has scored more than 100 million users.


Big News for Google Photos Fans

Last week, Google Photos announced an exciting new upgrade to their app, and we have the scoop about it right here.



But before we get too excited about all the fun possibilities for organizing current digital photos, it’s important to also add those analog photos to your digital collection.



There’s an estimated three trillion analog photos that were taken over the course of history—and a portion of these may be decaying somewhere in the storage of your home today. Send them to us so we can scan them in, and, in turn, you can ensure their preservation by uploading them to Google Photos.


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Another Reason to LOVE Google Photos

Everyone following our social media and other raving accolades for Google Photos, here is another reason (Smarter Albums) to upload all your smartphone pictures and decades-past analog photos. It’s an integral part of photo organization for so many people.


After an event or trip, Google Photos will now suggest a new album curated with your best shots and the locations of where you’ve been. Customize it, add text, and invite collaborators to add their photos. Telling your story has never been easier.


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Photo-Sharing Image Recognition Tools Advocacy Campaign #SupportBFR launches advocacy campaign supporting image recognition biometric tools championed by popular photo-sharing services. #SupportBFR


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ScanMyPhotos digitized one-quarter billion pictures

While the practice of photobombing has become a social and cultural phenomenon lately, the practice itself isn’t anything new.


Since the advent of the camera, people have either intentionally tried to appear in someone else’s photo or have accidentally stumbled into the frame. Now, with biometric facial recognition (BFR) algorithms, companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Shutterfly, may soon be able to identify these photobombing faces across the web—and the potential is dredging up privacy concerns.


“When you consider the 3.5 trillion analog photos and billions of more recent digital pictures in existence, our images—in some form or another—may be entrapped in a stranger’s photo album without consent. If a person walks through the background of a tourist’s snapshot, facial recognition software may recognize the face and tag the person’s name to that picture. That photo can then be shared across the internet—with the person’s name attached, and without their permission to share it,” said Mitch Goldstone, president & CEO,


While the privacy implications are concerning, there are also many positives to this technology. The ability to detect a person’s image in the background of a photo could help historians make a number of connections. If, for example, an individual is researching his personal family ancestry, facial recognition could help him find photos of his great, great grandmother smiling in a (seemingly) complete stranger’s photo.
It’s for reasons like this, and many others, that supports the benefits and legitimacy of biometric image-recognition tools.


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@GooglePhotos Tweet Feed via #GooglePhotos

Over the past many days, since the San Francisco Google developers conference, has been leading the excitement for this new photo-sharing tool to reunite people with decades of nostalgic photos. From the free storage to beyond epic image recognition tools, this is the best new thing to celebrate photography.


Here are several of our Tweets on @GooglePhotos to spark additional interest and understand why nearly every tech reporter has joined us in celebrating this significant achievement.





Following the tweets, people are uploading 1, 5, 10, even 30k pics. But no analog pics. How to:







Best part of scanning old, analog photos to upload on photo sharing apps is we were all younger, thinner.

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“As the powerhouse of intuitive functions, Google Photos wins!”

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