How To Edit Pictures In Google Photos
We are all happy to see unlimited photo storage in Android Lollipop, and Google Photos is a great tool to keep our snapshots of the day and important memories.
It may not be the best photo editing app – that’s true. However, it does come with a simple and efficient set of editing mechanisms that can help prettify your photos. All you need is to know how to use them.
Here’s a simple guide on editing your pictures in Google Photos application on Android.
- Choose the photo you want to edit. At the bottom of the screen you will see the universal “pencil” icon. Tap on it to bring up the editing interface.
- The interface itself is clear and simple and navigating it should not give you any trouble.
At the bottom of the screen, you will see 4 main editing categories, under which the appropriate tools are grouped. The four categories are Adjustments, Filters, Crop and Rotate.
Adjustments allow for quick changes in light, colour, pop and vignette – all of which can be adjusted with a slider. All the changes you make will be immediately visible in the picture, and you will be able to confirm or undo them with a simple tap.
If you’re in for a super quick edit, just hit the Auto button on the left.
Filters should be pretty straightforward for most of us. With Google Photos, you will have quite a nice selection, as well as the option to adjust the intensity of the filter you apply.
Crop category lets your resize the photo, by dragging in from the corners of the image.
Rotate will allow you to turn the photo to the preferred position.
Note! Make sure to hit the Save button at the top of the screen so that the changes you have made to the photo do not vanish. The edited picture will then be saved as a new copy – and you will be able to see it right next to the original in your Library.
If the changes you have made to the photo turned out to be not what you had in mind, just tap on Back to original.