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Google knows which of your photos is the best

Google is looking to make your Google + page that bit better looking, by helping sift through all your awful photos to find the best ones. Using a new algorithm, the search giant is now able to highlight the “best” photos that you upload to make a collage of great shots.

This all came from the mouth of senior vice president of engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra, who was speaking at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco over the past couple of days. He said that because of Android phones often uploading photos automatically, people were adding way more photos than before to their Google + accounts. This means there’s often a lot of blurry snaps along with a few great ones. Google just wants to highlight the latter.

If you choose to enable the new “auto highlight,” feature, it’ll ignore blurry shots, duplicates and highlight those with people you care about smiling, famous landmarks and other specific choices.

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Google Highlight in action

As part of this move, Google has also added the ability to automatically tweak the photos to add more contrast or brighten them up. Other enhancements are available and you can specify them yourself, or again let Google do everything for you. It was described as “a new way to improve brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, noise, focus… and dozens of other factors automatically. Simply upload some photos, then open the lightbox to see Google’s enhancements.”

KitGuru Says: What do you guys think of this? Are you happy for Google to say which is your best side? Or would you rather make your own online albums?

[Thanks Telegraph]

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