Google’s photo storage service (Google Photos) offers two new tools for improving the quality of cloud-stored images. Under the Edit Tools menu in the Android app, you can now find the Sharpen and Denoise buttons, which are used to correct photos taken in problematic conditions.
Using the Sharpen feature you can eliminate blur and bring the objects in the image into focus, while Denoise is a tool used to eliminate a digital “deficit”, usually created as a result of shooting in dark conditions and too short exposure. In both tools you can accurately select the desired effect level, from 0 to 100, and the result is of course immediate and displayed on the screen when the tool is activated.
At this point, the new tools do not yet appear in the iOS version of the Photos app. It is also worth noting that starting June 1, which means a little over a month, the dramatic change in Google’s image storage policy will take effect, as part of which no more free free storage space will be provided. Instead, images saved after compression will also count as part of the storage space to which the user is entitled, and beyond 15 GB, the storage capacity provided free of charge to each user will require a monthly subscription fee to store additional images in the service.