If you're looking for the GoPro app on your phone and having trouble finding it, try peeking under Q. As of today, the official GoPro video management and editing app is renamed Quik, which was previously what the company called its new version of the Replay video editor. The old Quik app listing is gone, its functionality folded into the new omnibus app.
Everybody wants to take beautiful photos, but not many of us can make it out to a full-blown photography studio these days. That's where PhotoRoom comes in — it's an app that automatically removes photo backgrounds, making it easy to create professional headshots, product pics, and more. And now it's available for the first time on Android.
Google Photos is one of Android's most popular apps, but it was only a matter of time before Google started looking for ways to turn the storage hog into a money-making machine. A new teardown of Photos 5.18 reveals that Google is thinking about limiting certain editing features to Google One members, making a paid membership the only way to access them.
As the quarantine blues drag on here in the US, many people are looking for a creative outlet to unleash their pent up panic in a healthy way. One possible solution is Bazaart, a photo editing and design app that's been well-regarded by iOS users since it launched on the App Store back in 2012. Now it has finally made its way onto the Google Play Store so that Android fans can join in on the fun.
Google appears to be revising the user interface for its editor in Photos, relying less on iconography and more on text. The work-in-progress was first discovered by software blogger Jane Manchun Wong and may be available in testing to select users.
This might seem like wishful thinking at best, but hear me out: Google should make a photo editor. I'm not talking about the simple crop-and-filter tools built into Google Photos, but a "real" raster graphics editor with layers and more flexibility, not just to enhance the already great camera chops of the company's Pixel phones, but to help with modern productivity. The nature of work has been changing since the productivity side of G Suite — Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive — landed back in 2012, and in 2019 many modern workflows can't be completed without graphics or photo editing.
Snapseed's previous big update in September 2017 saw it fall prey to Google's current proclivity for lighter user interface design. Turns out a lot of people don't enjoy that. It should please many of our readers to know, then, that version 2.19, which is rolling out now, restores the option to choose a dark theme for Google's best image editor.
Adobe Lightroom CC is one of the most competent mobile photo editors out there, and it's gained some additional functionality today. The app has been updated to version 3.4, adding new RAW Profiles, Camera Matching Profiles, and Creative Profiles. The update also adds sliders for sharpness control and film grain simulation, among other improvements.
Nearly every OEM these days uploads its stock apps onto the Play Store for more seamless updates, but it was Motorola that really started this trend. It makes life easier for the manufacturer and the consumer alike. Moto's latest addition to the Play Store is its Moto Photo Editor, a photo editor specifically for pictures shot by Motorola dual camera-equipped phones.
Photoshop and other Adobe programs are big, complicated, and expensive, the domain of professional graphic designers and photographers. Not everyone can handle them - not even their toned-down "Elements" versions - but Adobe would very much like for everyone to still give them some money. To that end, the company has introduced a concept for what it calls "intelligent digital assistant photo editing." It's a voice-controlled photo editor, and it's kind of insane - check the video below to see what I mean.