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25 June 2014

Google has updated its G+ photo editor to adjust, copy or delete the non-destructive edits you can make to your images, which it implemented in early June. And later today Google's John Nack will talk about it on The Grid with Scott Kelby.

In June when the non-destructive features were first added, Google's Todd Bogdog blogged:

Easily perfect your photos with a powerful new editing suite in the Google+ app for iPhone and iPad. With these Snapseed-inspired tools you can crop, rotate, add filters and 1-tap enhancements like Drama, Retrolux, and HDR Scape, and more. Add a personal touch to your photos, then easily share them with friends and family. As an added bonus: you can start editing on one device, continue on another, and revert to your originals at any time!

In Google adds controls for non-destructive, cloud-syncedphotography, Nack said the new release "(i.e. Snapseed for Mac/Windows in all but name) shows the adjustments applied to your image, letting you adjust each one, delete them, and copy them from image to image."

He also gave a step-by-step lesson on using the new feature:

  • Open an image in the Google+ Web editor.
  • Apply one or more edits (for example, choose Black & White and then add a frame).
  • Click the "Edits" button in the lower-right corner.
  • Note that each step you've applied appears in the list.
  • To change the settings of any step, click its name in the list, then click the pencil icon.
  • To delete a step, click its name in the list, then click the x icon to the right of the name.
  • To copy the appearance you've applied on one image to another, click the "Copy" button underneath the list of edits, then use the arrow icons beneath the main image to move to another image, then click "Paste edits" (or "Paste" if edits already exist on the image).

He noted that Google is doing more and more image analysis, detecting the nature of a shot and applying appropriate effects to it.

Note that the Chrome browser is required to edit images in the Google+ Web editor.

That's the short version, but at 1 p.m. Pacific (4 p.m. Easter), you can catch Nack explaining all this on The Grid with Scott Kelby.

Update (26 June): Here's the broadcast on YouTube including the product demo (12:22) and new edit list (13.55):

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