14 November 2019
Google Photos, the media storage and organization app offers great features over other conventional apps. From curating the collection of the same faces to advanced features like Assistant that creates movies and collages on its own, Google Photos is more than just a necessity in our daily lives. But while tapping some unthinkable features, Google Photos app misses out some basic ones. We are talking about the doodle feature which isn’t available with the app and you have to download any other app to get your work done.
But this is about to change as it’s been discovered that the Google Photos will soon let you draw and caption on photos. According to the developer Jane Manchun Wong, who does reverse-engineering of apps to find out some hidden features, Google Photos may soon have this doodle feature enabled.
Google Photos is working to let you draw and caption on photos pic.twitter.com/RVP6h9jGxE— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) October 21, 2019
Google Photos has always been more about media management features than the basic ones. Google stresses more on AI-based solutions over the basic functionality because it’s an organization app first. You may not find many editing features on Google Photos but it appears doodling is just a good start.
The limited editing options available with Google Photos may be due to the fact that Google has another dedicated app for the same purpose. Currently, we have to use Google's other free app called Snapseed which is dedicated to editing functions. You can choose to open a photo from Google Photos and start adding captions or drawings by going under the Tools section. so, even for the basic functionality, you have to turn to Snapseed. So, it's great that Google is baking in this feature right inside the Google Photos.
Jane has also shared a snapshot of the feature in action, where you could see a caption on the image and cute little drawing. The feature will include Text and Pen options with a pallet of some colors, of course, to let you choose color before you draw or write anything on your picture.
It’s unknown when this feature will land on Google Photos but it’s great to note the existence of it.
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