Crop and rotate images perfectly
One of the most useful tools in Google Photos is 'crop and rotate'- the icon looks
like a square with arrows around it. When you drag the square to crop a photo, it divides
the selected area into nine equal boxes
, each one a third of the width and height of the selection. This lets you use the rule of thirds to make your image more appealing.
The idea is to line up one the lines with the part of the image that should draw attention, such as the subject's eyes.
To the right of the photo is a slider marked with degrees. if a picture looks wonky,you can use this slider to straighten it.Finally, you can change the aspect ratio of an image using
the drop-down menu at the top (the icon has a rectangle with dots in it). The options include Orginal, Square, 16:9(the same as a widescreen TV), 4:3 (the same as most phones and compact
cameras) and 3:2 (used in professional cameras).
Create an instant photo collage
Google Photo lets you bundle your best shots into a collage.Simply select between two and nine images, then click the'+' icon and choose Collage. Google Photos will
put the images together on a single page, and save the result as a new photo.Annoying you can't change the order of the images or the layout.
Turn your photos into a movie
If you want to create a video slideshow of your images that you can then share, you need the mobile version of Photos for Android or iOS. Sekect the images you want to
include, then tap '+' and select Movie. Photos bundles the images into a moving slideshow, but before you seve it, you have some options, which you can access via the icone
at the bottom of the screen. From left to right, these let you change the style of the slideshow, choose a soundtrack and change the order in which your photos appear.
Click the arrow to save your finished video, which you'll find in Albums, Videos in Google Photos. Confusingly, videos are labelled with the date of the most recent
image, rather than when you made the video.