GOOGLE has announced a free service upgrade for Android and iPhone users alike.
Google Photos has a glitzy new feature that’s sure to boost your self confidence and impress your friends online.
Android is an interface licensed to cell phone manufacturers by GoogleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Steve Jobs famously refused to license Apple software but Google apps are compatible on iOSCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Google uses machine learning to improve its productsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Google Photos is an extension of the Google Suite designed to store and edit photos.
“The new Real Tone filters in Google Photos are starting to roll out today on Android, iOS, and web,” Google Photos verified Twitter account wrote.
“These filters were designed by professional image makers to work well across skin tones, so you can choose the filter that reflects your style.”
The filters have swanky names like Playa, Honey, Isla and Desert.
Facial recognition and photo editing technology has been less functional for people with darker skin tones – Google says Real Tone filters will punch up photos in various lighting scenarios for any and all people.
Google executive Marian Croak mentioned Real Tone in a 2021 letter on building racially inclusive technology using machine learning.
“We’re doing everything we can to make AI work well for all people,” Croak wrote.
Real Tone systems would help “Google Photos more accurately and beautifully represent a diverse range of skin tones.”
“We’re committed to building a more equitable experience across all of our camera and image products,” Google wrote in a company blog.
Using Google Photos comes at no cost, but saved photos count against the 15 gigabytes of free storage that come with every Google Account.
Real Tone is rolling out to Google Photos users with iPhones and Androids today.
Check your account now for the filters by clicking a photo and opening the editor.
Google shared a shot of the skin tone scale driving representative engineeringCredit: Google
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