Google Photos Premium Print Series Subscription Service Revived To Use ML Algorithms To Pick 10 Best Images Per Month

Google appears to have revived and readying the commercial launch of the Premium Print Series for Google Photos. The subscription service will rely on Machine Learning Algorithms to pick the 10 best photos of the month and send physical copies of the same.

After experimenting and abruptly shuttering the subscription service based on Google Photos, the search giant appears to have revived the same. The Premium Print Series is now official and expected to roll out soon. Meanwhile, Google Photos is also expanding its other physical offerings.

Google Photos Premium Print Service Will Print And Send Physical Copies Of ’10 Best’ Images:

Google has confirmed it is reviving the Google Photos photo printing subscription service and introducing same-day prints. The company had briefly trialed the service earlier this year. The program relied on AI to suggest the month’s 10 best photos, which were then shipped to the subscriber’s home automatically. However, Google abruptly ended the trial.

During the trial, Google offered users a subscription at $7.99 per month. The service would automatically select 10 photos from one of three themes, including People and Pets, Landscapes, or “A little bit of everything” mix. The photos were printed on matte paper, white cardstock with a 1/8-inch border measuring 4 inches x 6 inches.

It is now clear that Google listened to user feedback and finetuned the subscription service. It is now called Google Photos Premium Print Series. It now gives finer control over which prints they receive and how they look. The service is now cheaper by a dollar per month, which means subscribers need to pay $6.99 per month.

The Premium Print Series will now rely on Machine Learning techniques to pick 10 of the subscriber’s recent photos to print. In the new version, users can edit the photo selection and they can choose either a matte or glossy finish, and even add a border before the photos ship.

Some of the other features include the ability to turn the photos into postcards as the photos have cardstock paper backing. Subscribers can also opt to skip a month and can easily cancel the service if they’re no longer using it.

Google has just officially acknowledged the service but hasn’t confirmed its exact rollout date. Apart from the Premium Print Series, Google is also launching same-day printing at Walgreens. The service is available immediately and essentially expands Google Photos’ existing same-day options. Incidentally, the service already includes same-day pickup from CVS and Walmart. In the case of Walgreens, customers can order 4×6, 5×7, or 8×10 photo prints for same-day pickup. Users need the Google Photos app. With Walgreens, Google Photos users now have almost double the number of stores offering same-day prints.

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