Apple Photos takes on Google with new tricks – CNET

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Craig Federighi, Apple’s head of software, talks about new changes with Apple Photo at WWDC 17 in San Jose. 

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Apple is taking on Google with photos.

Apple software head Craig Federighi said Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference that the company is improving its facial recognition, search and edit tools for Photos in the latest version of its MacOS, called “High Sierra.” 

Photos has a new persistent sidebar, as well as a better filtering menu for finding photos in chronological order. Faces is improved, too, Federighi adds, as names are synchronized across devices.

“When you put effort into categorizing and naming people, that’s now synchronized automatically across your devices,” he said. 

He also said of your edits automatically synchronize back to your photo library.

Apple Photos will also let third-party printed photo book makers use Photos, too. 

This is a developing story. Follow our WWDC live blog for real-time coverage.

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