GOOGLE has announced a free service upgrade for Android and iPhone users.
Google Photos has a glitzy new feature that’s sure to boost your confidence and impress your friends online.
Google Photos is an extension of the Google suite designed to store and edit photos.
“Google Photos’ new Real Tone Filters start rolling out to Android, iOS, and web today,” wrote the verified Google Photos Twitter account.
“These filters were designed by professional image makers to work well on all skin tones, so you can choose the filter that reflects your style.”
Filters have fancy names like Playa, Honey, Isla, and Desert.
Facial recognition and photo-editing technology were less functional for people with darker skin tones – Google says Real Tone filters will improve photos in various lighting scenarios for all people.
Google executive Marian Croak mentioned Real Tone in a 2021 letter about building racially inclusive technology using machine learning.
“We’re doing everything we can to make AI work well for everyone,” Croak wrote.
Real Tone systems would help “Google Photos more accurately and beautifully represent a diverse range of skin tones.”
“We are committed to creating a more equitable experience across all of our camera and image products,” Google wrote in a company blog post.
Google Photos is free to use, but saved photos count towards the 15 gigabytes of free storage that comes with every Google account.
Real Tone is rolling out today to Google Photos users with iPhone and Android.
Check your account now for filters by clicking on a photo and opening the editor.
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