I’ve been excited about the separation of Google Photos from Google+ for a few months now:
As a 10+ yr user of Picasa/Google Photos, very happy to hear from @sundarpichai that it’ll get separate focus. http://t.co/ZGwuLpbpOx
— Rakesh Agrawal (@RakeshAgrawal) February 26, 2015
And Google did not disappoint with the initial launch of Google Photos, with the goal of being to online photos what Gmail was for email.
As Fred Wilson shared this morning, some Google Photos features feel like magic. I had a “magic” experience with Google Photos too:
I was out of town with family a few weeks ago and the topic turned to pool safety. My cousin shared a tragic story of a young child in their school who drowned in the family’s pool and I talked about how my parents have their pool secured with perimeter iron gate and a self-closing child-proof lock. I wanted to show it to them so I went into the Google Photos app and searched on “pool” and got this:
A few more swipes and clicks and I showed this to them:
It was like magic. I can’t wait for Google to incrementally improve this facet of Google Photos. I don’t think I’ll be able to use my photographs without it in the future.