Google Photos might allow you to search for photos using advanced ‘filters’
According to a new set of images shared by noted feature leaker Jane Manchun Wong, Google could be working on allowing users to turn on a new “filter mode” that will help them narrow down their searches.
Google Photos has recently brought several new features to the photo storage and sharing platform, including a powerful new video editor and several machine learning-powered image collections based on themes like sports, beaches and so on. Now, it appears that is reportedly working on improving the search filters to make finding photos a lot easier.
Searching for images is already eerily accurate on Google Photos, and users can objects like a hat or a key or wine glass or even animals and people (if you’ve turned face recognition on) the service. However, according to a new set of images shared by noted feature leaker Jane Manchun Wong, Google could be working on allowing users to turn on a new “filter mode” that will help them narrow down their searches.
Google Photos is working on search result refinement filters pic.twitter.com/p0toFGKPTx— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) April 14, 2021
According to 9to5Google, it looks like these filters could end up being very powerful, allowing users to not only search through their gallery but also quickly list out images that have been archived for your search results. Users should be able to pick from filters like Videos, Selfies and Motion Photos, which can all be captured using the Google Camera app, or many of the third-party mods of it available on the web.
These filters could make it easier to go through a ton of older images by simply narrowing it down to a particular type of photos, such as selfies, or images of a friend. The screenshots show filters in text form such as “Selfies” but also filters in the form of people’s photograph, which should mean it will consider photos of a person clicked with both the front and back cameras as long as the visual features match. It is difficult to tell whether Google will eventually roll out this feature but it certainly feels like one that could make our lives a lot easier if it does.