Google Photos, a favorite photo storage app, introduces another way to improve your photos without hassle.
The company announced the new feature “auto white balance” on Thursday. Now, when the user selects a filter, Google Photos will adjust the white balance of the image, in addition to the exposure and saturation. Users can customize things further by going to the “Color” and adjusting the warmth and tint.
Simply put, white balance is a tool used to render the color correctly. Sometimes because of the lighting, photos may be too yellow, as in the example below, or eerily blue. Auto white balance is a fundamental feature of most cameras and photo editing tools, and it helps your photos look better and more natural.
Google are constantly adding useful updates to Google Photos since its launch a few years ago, the recent integration of smart albums and a tool called PhotoScan to digitize the old photos.
The product’s main draw is its incredible search function that allows users to search photos, not only of the basic criteria, such as date and time, but also using additional filters like faces of specific people and ordinary objects or parameters, such as “banana” or “sunset”.
Auto white balance is rolling out this week to the Android and the Web apps, and will come to iOS in the near future.