Google Photos Adds Auto White Balance to Looks Feature

Google Photos' "Looks" will now correct an image's white balance, in addition to its exposure and saturation

Google released a new update for Google Photos on Android and the web.

With this update, when users apply one of the app’s “looks” to a photo, Google Photos will now correct the image’s white balance, in addition to its exposure and saturation.

Google introduced the “looks” feature in Google Photos late last year. Users can choose from a variety of looks, which will alter a picture in numerous ways.

Jingyu Cui, software engineer for Google Photos, explained looks in a November 2016 blog post:

These unique looks make edits based on the individual photo and its brightness, darkness, warmth, or saturation, before applying the style. All looks use machine intelligence to complement the content of your photo, and choosing one is just a matter of taste.

Auto white balance in looks is now rolling out to Google Photos users on Android and the web. The feature is coming soon to iOS.

Elsewhere, Google shared six tips to help users improve their images. Check those out here.