How to Edit Photos in the Google Photos App (w/captions)

Hey everyone I’m Elisabeth, and today I’ll
be showing you how to edit photos in the new Google Photos app, here’s the icon. To start,
you just open it up. And you’re going to open a photo. I already have a photo open here,
when it loads, you’ll see it. Here’s my photo and, to start editing I’ll click on this paintbrush
icon here. These are the share and delete icons, I’m gonna select the paintbrush for
editing. Now you get this little window for editing. You’ll see rotate, crop, and filters.
You can rotate it and that does just what it says, but I want to keep this the way it
is. You can also crop out any unwanted parts of the photo. Filters. You’re gonna notice
something a little different about these filters compare to Instagram, for example. They are
more customizable. If I tap this warm filter a few times, you see I get a few different
variations. I can go through each of these, and I can tap on each of them a few times
until I get the one I want. If I want my photo like this, but I think this is too bright,
I can tap the screen and then a menu comes up. Here I can adjust strength, brightness,
and saturation. The options for customization will depend on the filter, but on this one
I want to change the brightness. I can swipe to the right to turn it up, and I said it
was too bright, so I’ll turn it down. That’s a little too dark so I’ll turn the brightness
back up. I can affect the strength of the filter. I can turn that down if I think it’s
too strong or up if it’s not strong enough. For saturation I can do the same thing. I’ve
picked my filter, so once you’ve done that, you can compare the photo to the original
by holding this button. Now I can hit Frames, I normally don’t add frames to photos but
for this demonstration I will. I’ll go with the Clean frame. Again, you can compare the
photo to the original. This is the original without the filter or frame. Now that I’m
done I can hit the check mark to finish. I’ll show a full size version of the original,
so you can get an idea of the quality of the filters and frames. Then I can save, and we’re
back to the original screen again. You can share this photo on a few different networks
when you’re done with it. Right there it says, “Back up your photos and make them awesome
automatically.” First one is Google+, since this is a Google app. Then Picasa, bluetooth,
‘via Wifi Direct’, not on every phone, and there are some others but this is going to
be dependent on what’s already on your phone. I have the photo grid app so that’s why that
shows up, and I have the Pages Manager app, so that’s there. Most of the default ones
are going to be there like messaging. Where you get to share depends on the apps on your
phone. That’s pretty much it everyone, I hope you have fun editing your photos with this
app, please like this video if you enjoyed it, and you want to see me do more photo editing
tutorials on any other app. I’ll see you next time!


  1. Jona Green March 7, 2015 at 1:31 am

    How can I get the icon back..????

    I accidentally erased all google stuff. 🙁

  2. Jona Green March 7, 2015 at 1:31 am

    I can't get the app back

  3. Jona Green March 7, 2015 at 1:41 am

    I got all the pics still from google. But I can't get the icon "shortcut

  4. Daniel Erickson May 12, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    What about captions?

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