Is it time for renewed attention to the combination of Google+ and Android for socially interacting with photography? The latest slew of changes to the Google+ for Android app brings non-destructive photo editing across devices and new filters and tools. Plus, there’s more on offer beyond the usual round of bug fixes that should help you to take Google+ a bit more seriously for photos.
There are four noteworthy new features for photography buffs.
Non-destructive photo editing across devices:
Have multiple Android devices? Take a photo in one, and edit in another without losing any of the edit flows in the previous device. For instance: you can backup full-resolution photos from your desktop and edit them in your Android tablet or phone while on the move.
New filters and creative tools:
The work done on Snapseed comes back as 1-Click filters like Drama, Retrolux, and HDR Scape. Editing tools like Crop and Rotate should help to do the basics before you add the filter enhancements.
A single view of the photo library:
Quick photo browsing and selection should be easier with the new All option. It helps you view an entire photo library on the device or in the cloud in one window. Google says that it is working on the app’s ability to handle larger libraries.
Browse all photos by date:
Dragging a scroll bar moves you through the photos in the library by date. Smoothly, move forward or backward in time. The feature should make handling large photo collections easier.
The updated Google+ app (v4.3) is rolling out to Google Play soon.