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September 1, 2015

Google Photos, The New Home for Your Private Photos

I've clicked the Photos link from the Google+ navigation menu. The page redirected to Google Photos and it displayed a new message:

"Welcome to Google Photos, the new home for all your private photos. The photos you've shared on Google+ are still available in the photos tab of your Google+ profile."


The message links to https://plus.google.com/me/photos, which is the photos tab from your Google Profile. Until now, Google Photos linked to Google+ Photos, bypassing the redirect.

You can still go to Google+ Photos using this link: https://plus.google.com/photos/highlights, but I don't know for how long. Most likely, Google+ Photos will disappear soon.

9 comments:

  1. I'm going to miss those more sophisticated photo editing options on G+

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  2. The link mentioned (https://plus.google.com/photos/highlights) redirects me to Google Photos.

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    1. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/highlights

      try that one

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  3. So how do we hide locations now with Google Photos? That function was under Google+ Photos and has been stripped away. It is a big step backwards for privacy.

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    1. There's a setting here: https://photos.google.com/settings

      It's called "Remove geo location in items shared by link". It only affects items shared by link, but it's still something until Google adds the missing feature.

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  4. I love auto-awesome (or whatever lame name they call it now) but Photos needs a better organiser (like Flickr) and photo URLs need to end with .PNG or .JPG so they are recognized as images.

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  5. Whatever is going on is a pain in the butt. Users are not able to upload from Lightroom anymore

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  6. I really don't care how Google decides to brand their photo product... I just wish they'd choose something and stick to it. I do think it makes sense to have it standalone; and photos.google.com is about as easy as it gets. Since now there is a requirement for picasaweb to stick around, maybe they can finally update the desktop product and merge it into the Google Photos moniker and be done with it.

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  7. I just found one back-door path to the G+ photo editor: if reviewing photos in Picasaweb, the 'Edit in Google+' link still leads to the G+ photo editor rather than the photos.google.com editor.

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