Google Photos: New video editor for all; Pixel-features for Google One members

  1. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Feb 12, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Feb 12, 2021 :
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    Google Photos is a commodity for many and Google is drastically changing the way we interact with the app and how it just works. Yesterday, the company from Mountain View made two announcements: it’s launching a new video editor inside the app and some features will no longer be Pixel-exclusive, but you’ll need a Google One subscription to use them.

    What’s new in the video storefront?

    With the new video editor, Google says, the user will have access to more than thirty controls over what they are editing. Up until now, you could trim, rotate and stabilize your videos. With the new tool you’ll also be able to crop, change the perspective, add filters to your creations, and apply “granular edits” like you already can with your photos (edits can be made to brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth).

    Before you run to the Google Play Store searching for an update, have in consideration that the company said the new video editor will be made available during the next few weeks if you are using the Android version. iOS users, good news: it’s already available.

    Goodbye Pixel, hello Google One

    The other announcement is related to new features that were previously Pixel-exclusive. These editing tools will be launched for everyone, but you have to pay for a Google One subscription. Namely:
    Those with a Google One subscription will also have additional benefits, accessing to “other new machine learning-powered effects”. Google describes them as “super filters” that with just one touch allow the user to apply edits rich in complexity.

    There are going to be “dynamic suggestions” to automatically adjust the contrast and the brightness. And with “sky suggestions”, Google promises to let AI improve the photos you shoot of the skyline.

    How much does Google One cost?

    The Google One service is available in different tiers and they offer more storage (you have 15GB with the free tier), a Google Specialist, the option to add your family to the plan (up to 5 members), and “extra member benefits”. Here are the entry prices:
    • 100GB of Storage (1,99 euros/dollars per month or 19,99 euros/dollars per year)
    • 200GB of Storage (2,99 euros/dollars per month or 29,99 euros/dollars per year)
    • 2TB of Storage (9,99 euros/dollars per month or 99,99 euros/dollars per year)
    Like I said, Google Photos is changing - a lot and rapidly. Don’t forget that in November, 2020, Google announced that, starting June 1st, 2021, the unlimited free backups of photos at “high quality” will end. After you reach the 15GB allocated to your account, guess what’s hovering as the ideal solution? Google One.

    It’s clear that Google is testing the reaction to a lifestyle where some of their services are paywalled. They are testing the waters with features that are not essential, making Google One more appetizing while checking the feedback. I wouldn’t be surprised if more and more features are used as the canary in the coal mine. One thing seems evident: the days when Pixel-features would eventually become available for free - the new Google Assistant that debuted with the Pixel 4, for example - are not that certain anymore.

    Are you considering Google One because of this push? And if you already are a Google One subscriber, what's your experience with the service so far?


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  3. sumitMZ007
    Jelly Bean Feb 12, 2021

    sumitMZ007 , via OnePlus 6 , Feb 12, 2021 :
    How much level it requires to reach that perk?

  4. Dhruv Kashyap
    Jelly Bean Feb 12, 2021

    Dhruv Kashyap , via OnePlus 8T , Feb 12, 2021 :
    That's Great, I got just some socks
    Would be interesting to check put the new editor.
    Google is strategically promoting its subscriptions, It was due to happen, and now its happening.
    Maybe not now, but sooner or later, and importantly after the photos free storage ends next year, I will probably have to got for a plan.

  5. suhantm
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 12, 2021

    suhantm , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Feb 12, 2021 :
    How? I'm a level 7 and still got nothing 😭

  6. Yash Pratap Singh. , via OnePlus Community App , Feb 12, 2021 :
    Everyone gets different perks depending on the time you were at that level, 2-3 years ago, the perks were really cool, like Ola lounge coupons, T-Shirt, etc, but nowadays they can't give it due to high number of members

  7. brian.sedore
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 12, 2021

    brian.sedore , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Feb 12, 2021 :
    I've wanted access to Color Pop for awhile! Unfortunately, I don't plan on paying for a subscription just to use it. The amount of things requiring subscriptions these days is a bit too much.

  8. iharshjjain
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 12, 2021

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    Gingerbread Feb 12, 2021

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    Lollipop Feb 12, 2021

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  11. Abhishek654
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 12, 2021

    Abhishek654 , Feb 12, 2021 :

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  15. Cakepips
    User of the Year 2020 Feb 12, 2021

    Cakepips , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Feb 12, 2021 :
    Interesting! I didn't know this was being added to Google Photos...



    Still sad that the unlimited photos is ending but I guess this is an extra perk on Google One. Will have to try/see if it's worth it.

  16. SJBoss
    Lollipop Feb 12, 2021

    SJBoss , Feb 12, 2021 :
    I don't mind that as long as it's these kind of services, an itty bitty "we'll stop following you around the internet because you're paying" kinda promise and essential services like search, maps etc stays free to use.

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