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Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

By Leo Boon Yeow - on 21 Aug 2013, 11:27am

Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

 Image Source: Chrome Web Store

Google has announced that the recently introduced Google+ Photos app is now available on all Chromebooks. It was launched in June 2013, but was only available for Google's flagship Chromebook, the Chromebook Pixel.

The Google+ Photos app is based on the Google+ Photos feature introduced in May 2013 during Google I/O. On a Chromebook however, the Google+ Photos app is able to extract photos from SD cards inserted into the Chromebook, and automatically upload them to your Google+ account where they are backed up and ready to be shared.

Uploaded photos are private by default, so there's no need to worry about your friends seeing your unedited photos.

Like the Google+ photo feature, users can choose to share individual photos, a collection of photos or even an entire album straight from the app, simply by selecting them and clicking share. Photos that have been uploaded, will still be accessible offline, so you can browse and organize them even when you're not connected to the Internet.

Also available to the Google+ Photos app, is the Auto Enhance feature first seen in the Google+ Photos feature. To recap, Auto Enhance lets you make improvements to the photos you take. There's also the Auto Awesome tool that lets you create short animations with your photos, as well as photo-booth-style collages. 

Right now there's no direct way of installing the Photos app on your Chrome browser for Windows or Mac, but it should be available for the Chrome browser some time down the road. To get a taste of that the Google+ Photos app can do, simply login to your Google+ account, click on the Home button and select the Pictures option.

Source: Google+

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