Google Photos users should now find it easier to look back at the photos of their furry friends and see how much they’ve grown. They will do so as Photos has just announced that it should now be capable of detecting pets, just as it already is distinguishing people.
Just as with individuals, this new service will start grouping photos of one or more pets, without the need for additional filters.
Google Photos, Pet-Friendly but Still in the Works
Google Photos’ latest update started rolling out on Monday, October 16 and should be available or go live soon in most countries where Google offers its services.
This latest feature works similarly to the facial recognition-based people sorting. Photos of pets should start showing in a separate label, alongside those of people. Just as with these latter, users can label them by name, which will make it even easier to search for your dog when you also have a cat, for example.
Thanks to these labels, users will find it easier to take a look back at their furry friends and their evolution and growth, without having to use general tags such as “cat” or “dog” when searching for them.
Grouping all the photos of your pet in a single place also makes it easier to create albums or even movies with them. Google Photos will even help them create a photo book.
This is generated in a similar way to the “pawesome videos” that started appearing in May. Users can make a movie or a picture book of their pets by simply selecting their favorite photos, followed by just a few more clicks. Photos also already comes with six pet-inspired songs that can be chosen either when creating a new movie or if the user doesn’t like the soundtrack of the Google-created video.
In general, users can also search for a specific dog or cat breed by tying in their name or using the corresponding emoji, if it exists.
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