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iOS 10 Hands-on: What’s New in Photos
Posted by :MMPosted date : June 19, 2016In iOS 100
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The rumored overhaul to the Photos app has finally happened. And it’s much more than just a new UI or some features here or there. It’s going to change how you think about, save and interact with the photos you take. iOS 10 is going to make it much eaiser to actually do something with all the great photos you take with your iPhone.
Here’s all that’s new in the Photos app in iOS 10.
First step in the Google Photos-ization of the Photos app is Object and Facial recognition. Apple will now use “Siri intelligence” to scan all the photos on your device and tag them based on what’s in them. So it will know if there’s a mountain in the background, a dog, your best friend or all of them together.
And as this is Apple, none of your private data is going anywhere. All the scanning and identification happens on the device itself.
All this data will help Apple automatically sort photos. But now it’s also going to be really easy to search for photos using natural language. Go to the top, tap on the search bar and type something generic like the “beach” and you’ll see all the photos you took on a beach. You can do the same for your dog or your best friend.
I’ve only just started using the new Photos app but I can already say that its facial recognition is really good. But because it’s all private, all it can do is scan your photos, see that this one person is in 100 photos and put them in a bucket together. You’ll then need to manually add a name to the face.
Next time you want to see all the photos of your significant other, your child or your mates, just go to the “Albums” tab and select “People”.