What is Google One and how does it help you edit your photos without Photoshop?
Every Google account comes with 15 gigabytes of free cloud storage space shared across Google Drive, Google Photos, and Gmail.
However, as resolutions continue to increase, this space can quickly fill up.
Google One is a multi-tier subscription service to expand your cloud storage space for a monthly fee. The storage space can be shared with family members if desired.
- 100 GB plan: For $2 per month or $20 per year, you get access to Google experts, Google Play credits, special editing features in Google Photos, discounts on Google hardware, and offers at certain hotels.
- 200 GB plan: For $3 per month or $30 per year, you get the same benefits as above, plus 3% back on purchases from the Google Store.
- 2 TB plan: For $10 per month or $100 per year, you receive the same benefits as the first tier, 10% back on purchases from the Google Store, and a VPN for Android and iOS.
- If 2 TB is not enough, you can increase your storage space.
What are the benefits of Google One? The main benefit of a Google One plan is the additional cloud storage space that you can share with up to five family members.
You also have instant access to Google experts for general questions or technical support for any of your products or services.
Perhaps the most interesting thing is editing in Google Photos: you get Portrait Light and Portrait Blur for Android or iOS, which allows you to brighten faces and remove shadows or blur the background for that nice bokeh effect.
Both work with any portrait photo in Google Photos, no matter how old it is.
Also, if you have taken an exceptional photo and there are elements or people in the background that detract from its charm, you can remove them with a single click.