Search giant Google has announced a number of new features and products and updated many of its old services at the Google I/O 2019. One of those services that has been updated is Google Photos, and the company announced that it will be rolling out new features to the Photos few months later. Out of all the new features Google will be rolling out for its Google Photos, one of them is the Colorize, which lets the users add colours to a black and white picture. According to Google, the Colorize feature was achieved by the company using its Tensor Processing Unit chips. These chips power all the new features coming to Google Photos.
The Colorize feature coming to the Google Photos was received well by the audience at the Google I/O 2019 and it will be released soon. But the search giant hasn’t given an official date and time of the new update. The product lead of Google Photos, David Lieb also said that the Colorize feature is still in its beta phase now but he didn’t reveal the timeline of the launch.
Lieb took to Twitter to announce that the feature wasn’t ready for a commercial release yet. According to him, Colorize is still in works and the company doesn’t want to release it, before fine-tuning all the loopholes. Lieb also posted a video on his Twitter account showcasing the Colorize feature and how it works. In the video, Lieb used a black and white picture of his 104 year old grandfather’s wedding photo. Using the Colorize feature of the Google Photos, he tried to fill it with colours and managed to colour his grandpa’s pants to pink. He also wrote, “You can see we have some work to do; my grandfather didn’t wear pink pants to his wedding!”
Other than the Colorize feature, the California-based search giant also announced a Color Pop feature for the Google Photos. And the company also released the Color Pop feature for select Android users after its announcement. Unlike the Colorize feature, the Color Pop feature of Google Photos transforms the background of a picture to black and white. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and while the background will turn black and white, the subject in the picture will still be in colour.
2/ Here’s a photo of my 104yo grandmother on her wedding day, colorized with Google Photos on my phone. (You can see we have some work to do; my grandfather didn’t wear pink pants to his wedding!) pic.twitter.com/Ni8v0Bz3vg
— David Lieb (@dflieb) May 6, 2019
Even though some of the features of the Google Photos are still in beta phase and in development but they will change the Google Photos completely.
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