Spinning off Photos in to its own app and service is arguably one of the best decisions Google has ever made. It’s a fantastic tool for storing your photos, it’s easily searchable and sometimes makes its own automatic moments of magic. It’s safe to say, I don’t love any of its services as much as I love Photos. But now it’s getting better.
The Photos team announced on its Google Plus page that the web presence for Photos has some new, much-needed editing tools. Users can navigate between photos mid-edit, and any edits will automatically save. If you want to undo your changes, simply hit ‘Revert to Original’, and you can start over.
You also now get the option to chose an exact crop, and can choose from Original, Square, 4:3 and 16:9. These cropping tools will be familiar to anyone who has used the Google-owned Snapseed app, or virtually any other photo editing tool.
Exactly how Google launched the Photos web app without these tools already baked-in is beyond me, but, at least they’re here now. They join features like the ability to create shared albums, store an unlimited number of compressed photos and search for virtually anything.