03 February 2020
Google continues to provide updates to its Photos app so that the app could serve as an ultimate destination for managing your media. Sometimes, these updates are big and sometimes there are just the tweaks to enhance the accessing experience further. Now, once again, the app has gained a new update that unlocks new capabilities to make the managing task even easier.
Under some ‘functional’ UI tweaks, the Google Photos app has now gained album sorting feature, redesigned EXIF panel, and redesigned frame export feature.
The album sorting feature comes with the Google Photos v4.30 update and it brings an easy way to sort an album based on date or title. The album section in the app now includes ‘ALBUM’ text and a drop-down menu beside it to select from three sorting presets – Most recent photo, Last modified, and Album title. The feature is not available to everyone and appears more like a server-side update.
Another notable addition is the redesigned EXIF panel that replaces the previous style to a new carousel menu. The menu can be accessed by swiping up on a photo in the Google Photos app top open the EXIF panel. Previously, all the items used to be available in the overflow menu but now the scrollable strip that stripe comes handy. Earlier, users had to tap on the three-dot icon at the top-right corner to access options such as Print, Use as, Slideshow, and Move to Archive among others.
Another addition of the feature is limited to Pixel 4 as reported. There is a redesigned image export tool that is available in version 4.28 and it has a dedicated “Export frame” button above the video slider and icons for stabilization on the left and rotation control on the right.
According to AndroidPolice, the devices running the latest Google Photos update v4.24 still have the old overflow and EXIF views. It appears the features are getting rolled out in stages.
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