Maybe it’s just me, but I think Google is trying to take over the world. :)
For the most part, I love Google, but I’m not at all happy with the Google + photo and I wish I would have never tried the program.
It’s just too complicated and I do not need anything so complicated. I know if you don’t get on board with all the changes in technology, you’ll be left behind. Maybe that’s what’s happened to me already, because I am certainly behind when it comes to Google +, hangouts, circles, photos, and all the new features they are offering/shoving down our throats.
I am not really sure what I did, but I wanted to check out the photo editing software that Google + photos offer. At this point, I’m not even sure what I did, or how I got here, but I’m here and not liking it.
It turns out when you use Google + photos, the default is for them to automatically enhance all of your photos.
Now, all my photos have been “enhanced” by Google and I do not like that at all.
After the fact, I found where you could turn off the auto enhancement feature, but unfortunately, that seems to be for new photos you add and the old photos stay enhanced.
I have been going back to all of my albums, one by one and “un-enhancing” them album by album.
BUT…..when I go back to the album later, the darn auto enhance is back on and my photos are once again enhanced.
I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
I like Picasa for organizing and editing any photos I choose. I can crop, straighten, correct lighting, but until I actually save the photo, my original is not changed.
Google+ photos seems to want to be all powerful and make it difficult for me to make my own decisions.
For any of you who use this, my questions are:
1. how to I turn off Google + photos? I don’t want to use it anymore and I want my pictures back like I had them.
2. are my original photos actually changed by the auto enhance feature?
3. how to I get an album to revert back to non enhanced photos, and stay reverted? I do not want them to auto enhance my photos.