How to use Google Photo’s new ‘deep blue’ feature?
The “Deep Blue” feature in the Photos app is a filter that adjusts the colors in a photo to give it a more muted, blue-toned look. It is usually used to create a certain mood or atmosphere in the photo. To use the Deep Blue feature, open the Photos app and select the photo you want to edit. Then, tap the Edit button in the top right corner of the screen. This will bring up a set of editing tools. Tap the Filters button (which looks like three circles) and scroll through the available filters until you find the Deep Blue option. Tap on it to apply the filter to your photo. You can then use the other editing tools in the app to make further adjustments to your photo if desired.
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Google photos app started as a simple storage and sharing service for photos and videos but recently it has introduced a new feature that is very lively and brightens your day.
This major Google Photos update hit the Play Store a few months back and has a feature called “Deep Blue” which, according to developers, enhances the aesthetics of the sky and water depicted in images.
You need to open your Google Photos app and navigate to a picture you’d like to enhance. Try to find one which features either sky or water as Deep Blue delivers some sketchy results when applied to other blue elements.
Select an image or photo
Once you’ve picked an image that you feel could benefit from a bit more vibrant shades of blue, open it and tap on the pen icon featured in the center of the bottom toolbar.
This action will open an additional menu with various sliders for adjusting the light, color, and something Google refers to as “pop” of your images but is just clarity.
The Deep Blue slider
Now, click on the expand icon next to the Color slider and scroll to the bottom. You should now see the Deep Blue slider depicted in the image above.
Once you’ve played with it for a bit, you’ll see that this feature is essentially a tool for regulating the vibrancy of all shades of blue depicted in your images. As such, it has limited uses, but it’s still a convenient way for highlighting a sky or water surface in your images without messing up their other elements.
However, note that using Deep Blue with other blue objects produces results that are less than stellar, so it’s recommended you stick to enhancing the wonders of mother nature until Google comes up with a better solution for selective vibrancy adjustments.
The Deep Blue feature is just a small portion of what the latest version of the Google Photos app brings to the table, so make sure to check it out and enjoy one-tap dynamic filters and other convenient options included in the update.