Google Photos for Android Racks Up Colour Pop Feature

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Google’s Annual conference, the Google I/O 2018 is over and has now left the users waiting for the new technologies and features that Google has announced for its products. One of them was the ‘Colour Pop’ feature which the tech giant promised for its Google Photos app. This new feature would function similar to the ‘colour splash’ feature which quite a few photo editing apps on the market come with. The feature will allow users to turn the background of the picture black and white while the keeping the focused object coloured. Also, Google announced that the object removal technology which was a part of the conference last year would take some time to reach the hands of common people.


As reported by Android Police, the Colour Pop feature would only work well with pictures where the subject will be clearly identifiable. According to the report, the app will render the image once the subject is identified in the Assistants tab. Also, the feature will only work with phones with Google Photos version 3.2 and above.

Like a lot of Google Photos users may already know, the Assistants tab in the Photos application works on its own accord depending on the image and the suitability of the picture. Therefore, it is expected that there will be no manual option for applying the ‘Colour Pop’ filter on images presently. However, to check once Android users can download the latest Google Photos app from the Play Store or download the latest updated APK for the app.

Besides the Colour Pop feature, there was also the ‘Object Removal’ technology which was promised by Google CEO Pichai to be available “very soon” to the users back at the 2017 Google I/O. However, recently Google Photos Product Lead David Lieb and Google Photos Product Manager Ben Greenwood revealed to XDA developers that there is much more important development going on in the Google Photos offices which have caused the ‘object removal’ feature to take a back seat. Another tip was received by 9to5 Google which revealed that t, he technology was troubled with “severe underlying issues” which needed to be addressed before its launch.

Pichai boasted about the Google Photos’ potential as a standalone app across Desktops and phones alike in the I/O 2018. He also stated that over 5 billion photos were being viewed on the application every day, and also dropped some hints about ‘smart actions’ on the Photos app which will help users enhance their images using the AI technology.

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