Google Photos 126.96.36.1996988549 Crack for Mac is now available as a Progressive Web App (PWA), meaning you can add it to your desktop or your phone’s home screen. Provided you have Chrome installed on your device, the PWA will run like any native app, without the need to open the browser.
To add the new Google Photos PWA to your desktop, visit the Google Photos site in Chrome, click the menu button on the top right, go to ‘More tools’ and select ‘Install Google Photos’. If you can’t see that option, you’ll need to visit chrome://flags, search for ‘Enable app banners’, choose ‘Enable’ from the drop-down menu and then restart your browser.
To add the PWA to your phone’s homescreen, launch Chrome, go to the Chrome website, tap the browser’s menu button and select ‘Add to home screen’. Bear in mind that he PWA doesn’t replace the regular Google Photos mobile app.
Not a direct replacement
The Google Photos PWA works just like the website, letting you upload, edit and share photos, organize them into albums, add tags, and create collages and animations. You won’t receive push notifications though, and it’s not accessible offline.
Google recently terminated both its Google Drive desktop app and the Google Photos Desktop Uploader, urging users to switch to Backup & Sync instead. Although uploading snaps with the new PWA on your desktop is easy enough, it doesn’t automate the process like Backup & Sync, so keen photographers will want to keep both apps installed.
Google Photos is the home for all your photos and videos, searchable and organized by the people, places, and things that matter.
Visual Search: Your photos are now searchable by the people, places and things that appear in your photos. Looking for that fish taco you ate in Hawaii? Just search “Hawaii” or “food” to find it even if it doesn’t have a description. Note: Face grouping is not available in all countries.
Auto Backup: Keep all your photos and videos safe and accessible from any device. Choose free, unlimited cloud storage available at high quality, or store up to 15GB original size for free (shared across your Google account).
Save Space on Your Device: Google Photos can help you clear safely backed up photos and videos from your device so you never have to worry about deleting a photo to make space.
Bring Photos to Life: Automatically create montage movies, interactive stories, collages, animations, and more.
Editing: Transform photos with the tap of a finger. Use simple, yet powerful, photo and video editing tools to apply filters, adjust colors, and more.
Sharing: Share hundreds of photos instantly with shareable links and use whichever apps you’d like to share.
Introducing Live Albums, an easier way to share with loved ones. Select the people and pets you want to see and Google Photos will automatically add photos to them as you take them. Your family and friends will always see the latest photos, no manual updates needed.
- Android version updated to 188.8.131.52783
- Once you watch a video it will be cached for faster replay without using additional data
- Performance improvements
- Stabilize your videos with Google Photos
- Dynamic filters to enhance photos in one tap
- Advanced editing controls to tweak lighting, and color
- These controls also include a Deep Blue slider that adds color to sky and water
- Austin’s Mystery Feature (a little teaser string from developers which has yet to be revealed)
How To Upload Pictures From Mac To Google Photos
With all the cloud services available out there, you don’t have to store your photos locally on your Mac. That memory space can be used for other items. Services like Google Photos lets you upload and store an unlimited number of photos and videos on the cloud provided you meet their quality requirements.
Google Photos offers multiple ways to sync photos from your Mac to the service. You can either let it upload all your Mac photos or you can choose the ones that you want to upload. Also, you have a web version available to use in case you aren’t willing to install one more app on your Mac.
Upload All Mac Photos To Google Photos With The “Backup and Sync” App
Google offers an app called Backup and Sync that allows you to upload files from your computers to your Google account. You can use it to upload all the photos that are in the iPhoto and Photos app on your Mac. It lets you select custom folders as well to upload photos from.
To take advantage of the unlimited free storage on Google Photos, you need to allow Google to:
- Compress your photos so they’re 16MP.
- Resize your videos to have a maximum of 1080p resolution.
You don’t need to manually resize or compress your content as Google will do it for you.
- Download and launch the Backup and Sync app on your Mac.
- Enter your Google username and click on Next.
- Enter your Google account password and hit Sign in.
- If you have two-factor authentication enabled, enter the code on your screen and click on Done.
- The app will now let you select what you want to upload to Google Photos. Tick-mark the option for the Pictures folder and then tick-mark both Photos Library as well as iPhoto Library.
- Select the High quality (free unlimited storage) option.
- Tick-mark the box that says Upload photos and videos to Google Photos.
- Finally, click on Next at the bottom.
Upload Mac Photos Using The Google Photos Web Version
If you only have a few photos to upload to Google Photos and you don’t want to install an app to do it, you can use the Google Photos web version to do this. It’ll let you create albums and upload your photos in them — all from your web browser.
- Open a new tab in your browser and head over to the Google Photos site. Log-in with your Google account if you aren’t already logged in.
- Click on the option that says Create at the top and select Album. This is where your uploaded photos are going to be stored.
- Enter a name for your new album and click on Add photos to add photos to it.
- This will take you to the screen where you can add existing Google Photos photos to your album. Since you want to upload photos locally from your Mac, click on Select from computer at the top-right corner of your screen.
- Choose the photos that you want to upload from your Mac to Google Photos.
- If you want to add photos at a later time, you can come back to the newly created album anytime and click on the Add photos option to upload new photos to your account.
Upload Chosen Photos From iPhoto To Google Photos
If you use the Backup and Sync app to upload your photos, you’ll find that it only lets you upload full iPhoto libraries to your account. There’s no option to manually select photos from your library for uploading.
Luckily, there’s a workaround to get this done.
- Right-click on your Mac’s desktop and select New Folder. Use iPhoto Photos as the name for your folder.
- Launch the iPhoto app using your preferred method on your Mac.
- Select the photos that you’d like to upload to Google Photos. You can select multiple photos from any albums you want.
- When you’ve selected the photos to be uploaded, click on the File menu at the top and click on Export.
- If you want to adjust any quality-related settings, do so on the screen that follows. Then click on Export to bring your photos out of iPhoto.
- Choose the iPhoto Photos folder on your desktop and click on OK.
- Quit the iPhoto app on your Mac by clicking on iPhoto followed by Quit iPhoto at the top.
- Launch the Backup and Sync app and log-in to your Google account.
- On the screen where it asks what content you want to upload, untick all the boxes and click on Choose Folder.
- Select the iPhoto Photos folder on your desktop.
- Hit Next and your chosen iPhoto photos will be uploaded to your Google Photos account.
Upload Chosen Photos From The Photos App To Google Photos
If the Photos app happens to be your primary photo management app, you can selectively upload your photos from this app to Google Photos. You’ll need to use a workaround to do this as the Backup and Sync app doesn’t allow you to do it by default.
- Create a new folder on your desktop by right-clicking and selecting New Folder. Use My Photos as the name for your folder.
- Open the Photos app on your Mac.
- Select the photos that you want to upload by clicking on them. You can choose as many photos as you want in your albums.
- Once you’ve made a selection, click on the File menu at the top and choose Export followed by Export Unmodified Original For X Photos where X is the number of photos you’ve selected.
- Unless you want to change the naming for your photos, click on Export to save them with their default names to the folder on your desktop.
- Choose the My Photos folder located on your desktop and click on Export Originals.
- Close the Photos app on your Mac.
- Access the Backup and Sync app and log-in to your account.
- Click on the Choose Folder option and choose the My Photos folder on your desktop.
- Continue with the uploading process and your chosen photos will be uploaded to your account.
Do you keep your photos locally on your Mac? If so, what is it that’s holding you back from uploading them to services like Google Photos? We’d be curious to know in the comments below.