SlashGear: You Probably Didn’t Know This iPhone Photo Search Hack

SlashGear: You Probably Didn’t Know This iPhone Photo Search Hack. “Anyone with a large photo library on their iPhone knows it can be a bit of a hassle to find one specific image quickly, even if photos are grouped into folders. But it turns out iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 Monterey do have a workaround for it via Live Text, though Apple doesn’t seem interested in advertising this feature. In a way, Apple’s silence about Live Text makes sense, as the function isn’t particularly accurate at the moment.”

Google Blog: Get organized with a little Google Photos spring cleaning

Google Blog: Get organized with a little Google Photos spring cleaning. “Flowers are blooming, the weather’s getting warmer, the days are a little longer — which means it’s also time for spring cleaning. Over the coming weeks, we’re starting to roll out some updates to Google Photos to make it even easier to sort through your albums, import photos and videos you have saved somewhere else, see your shared content and find screenshots. Let the decluttering begin!”

WIRED: How to Leave Your Photos to Someone When You Die

WIRED: How to Leave Your Photos to Someone When You Die. “LEAVING YOUR FAMILY photos to your children, grandchildren, and extended clan used to be easy—you went and died, and they would find the albums gathering dust in your attic or tucked away in a drawer. Sure, there were a lot of terrible holiday snapshots to sort through, but there were always some treasured photos to be kept in a wallet, framed beside a bed, or pinned to a dart board. Now though, things are trickier. Most people’s photos are kept on their smartphones, locked away behind passwords and encryption.”

Android Police: 9 top tips and tricks to tame your Google Photos collection

Android Police: 9 top tips and tricks to tame your Google Photos collection. “Although unlimited storage is a thing of the past, Google Photos is still one of the best photo management apps available for Android. Its straightforward design paired with a recent Material You makeover makes it a solid choice for anyone looking to organize their library of photos and videos. However, there’s a lot more to Google Photos than meets the eye. We’ve delved into Google Photos and collected nine of the best tips & tricks so that you won’t be left out of the picture.”

Wired: How to Rescue Your Photos From an Old Computer

Wired: How to Rescue Your Photos From an Old Computer. “I recently told my cousin about a candid photo of our parents awkwardly caught mid-action, standing in front of my Christmas tree, unaware their photo was being taken. Once I described it, my cousin wanted to see it, and so did I— I realized it had been years since I’d laid eyes on it. I had assumed it was in one of the dozen photo albums in my living room, but I soon realized this photo, along with hundreds of others from my daughter’s childhood, was on one of my two retired laptops. I’m willing to bet you have memories like this too, photos stashed away on old hard drives, or a laptop you haven’t used in years that’s collecting dust in the back of your closet.”

CNET: Google Photos’ unlimited free storage is gone. Here’s how to get more space

CNET: Google Photos’ unlimited free storage is gone. Here’s how to get more space. “Google Photos ended its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos as of June 1. Now any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don’t worry: The photos or videos you uploaded before then won’t be part of the cap. And Google has added a new free tool to help you manage your storage quota.”

CNET: Google Photos feature that keeps private photos hidden is getting a wider rollout

CNET: Google Photos feature that keeps private photos hidden is getting a wider rollout. “Google announced Thursday that its popular Locked Folder feature, which lets you hide sensitive pictures in a passcode- protected space on your phone, will roll out ‘soon’ to Android phones running Android 6.0 or later. The feature was introduced back in May at the company’s annual developers conference, after which it was released exclusively to Google’s own line of Pixel phones.”

Scientific American: New Encryption Technique Better Protects Photographs in the Cloud

Scientific American: New Encryption Technique Better Protects Photographs in the Cloud. “This year researchers expect the world to snap 1.35 trillion photographs, or about 3.7 billion per day. All those pixels take up a lot of room if they are stored on personal computers or phones, which is one reason why many people stash their images in the cloud. But unlike a hard drive, which can be encrypted to protect its data, cloud storage users have to trust that a tech platform will keep their private pictures safe. Now a team of Columbia University computer scientists has developed a tool to encrypt images stored on many popular cloud services while allowing authorized users to browse and display their photographs as usual.”

Lifehacker: How to Organize All Your iCloud Photos

Lifehacker: How to Organize All Your iCloud Photos. “One of the great things about iCloud is that you can store lots of pictures. One of the bad things about iCloud is that you can store lots of pictures. Here are some tips to help you back up and organize all your thousands of photos without doing too much sifting through memories of Halloween 2017.”

Engadget: Dropbox makes automatic camera uploads available to all free users

Engadget: Dropbox makes automatic camera uploads available to all free users. “Dropbox is introducing a variety of new features across its product stack. Of all the tweaks the company announced today, the most intriguing ones involve its automatic backup utility for photos you take with your phone. Most notably, starting today that functionality is now available to all Basic users — that is, those who don’t pay for the service.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Move Your Photos from Google to Amazon Photos

Make Tech Easier: How to Move Your Photos from Google to Amazon Photos. “Most people are aware of the free photo storage offered by Google. However, many Amazon users, even those who are Amazon Prime subscribers, don’t realize that Amazon has free unlimited photo storage, even for full-resolution RAW image files. If you would like to move your Google photos to Amazon Photos, there isn’t a direct transfer feature available. You’ll need to download them from Google and move them into the Amazon account. The following steps show how to do this easily.”