Windows 10: OneDrive: Automatic albums, improved search, Pokémon and more updates


  1. Posts : 20,868
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       22 Jul 2016 #1

    OneDrive: Automatic albums, improved search, Pokémon and more updates


    Photos are one of the most popular and most important file types that our users save to OneDrive. We’ve been working on improving the OneDrive photos experience across the web and in our mobile apps.
    Here’s a look at new features we are rolling out:

    Automatic albums


    You upload photos to OneDrive so you can easily find and relive memories—whether from another device or by sharing them with friends and family. With automatic albums, this experience is now even easier.



    OneDrive detects whenever you take a few photos in a short period of time, in a particular location. The highest quality photos are then selected and put into an album. You are even notified when they’re ready to view and share on OneDrive.com, in our mobile apps or via the Windows 10 Photos app. In addition, to celebrate all of the fun stuff you do over the weekend, on Monday morning albums from your weekend photos are automatically created.

    On this day…

    On OneDrive.com, you’ll also see the new “On this day” view in your All photos page. We love discovering photos we’ve taken in the past, and this view updates every day with images you have taken over the years on that same day. It’s a great way to relive birthdays or anniversaries or to remember old family vacations.



    Improved search


    You can now search directly from the All photos view too. This includes finding photos that have been tagged (such as “cat” or “sunset”) or photos from a specific location (try your last vacation). You can even search using emojis. These searches also work in the OneDrive mobile apps.



    Photo folders


    We listened to your feedback and now have a dedicated view for your folders that have a lot of photos in them. The new photos view includes a hero image, larger thumbnails and a revised menu to help you quickly create an album or share photos.



    Updated app experience


    In addition to giving the photos view in our mobile apps a little bit of a facelift, we worked closely with the Windows team to improve the experience in the Windows 10 Photos app. Now, when you sign in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account, all of your OneDrive photos show up—including albums that were created for you automatically by OneDrive! You can even upload local albums to OneDrive so that those albums roam with you and are available across all your devices.



    Poké detector


    And finally, we know that the Pokémon* craze has captured everyone’s attention. A lot of players take screenshots of their captured Pokémon to show off to their friends—both digitally and in person. We had to make it easier for you to find all your Pokémon screenshots, so we went to work and partnered with Microsoft Research to bring a Pokémon detector to OneDrive.



    When you have the OneDrive app on your phone and camera upload is turned on, the screenshots you take from the game are automatically saved to OneDrive and 150 Pokémon are identified for your searching and viewing pleasure. You can also search for your favorite Pokémon by name.

    —Douglas Pearce, group program manager for the OneDrive team


    Source: Automatic albums, improved search, Pokémon and more updates to the OneDrive photos experience - Office Blogs
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  2. Posts : 14,991
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       22 Jul 2016 #2

    Poké detector

    And finally, we know that the Pokémon* craze has captured everyone’s attention. A lot of players take screenshots of their captured Pokémon to show off to their friends—both digitally and in person. We had to make it easier for you to find all your Pokémon screenshots, so we went to work and partnered with Microsoft Research to bring a Pokémon detector to OneDrive.
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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  3. Posts : 14,396
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       22 Jul 2016 #3

    If anything will make me stop using OneDrive, it is this stupid Pokemon crap!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    22 Jul 2016 #4

    Automatic albums
    You upload photos to OneDrive so you can easily find and relive memories—whether from another device or by sharing them with friends and family. With automatic albums, this experience is now even easier.
    Also Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Automatic Albums does my head in on the Windows 10 Photos App, to the point I ended up removing all picture locations from the Photos App. It sits there in the background going through tens of thousands of photos and constantly pinging up "Hey, we created a new album for you", "Hey, we created a new album for you", "Hey, we created a new album for you". Then you add another batch of photos and again, "Hey, we created a new album for you", "Hey, we created a new album for you". You delete all the albums it's automatically creating and it just keeps creating more and more of them "Hey, we created a new album for you", "Hey, we created a new album for you"...

    Dear Microsoft, if you decide to implement something like this that does things automatically, allow the user to turn it off. My albums are already organised exactly how I like them thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 11,234
    W10Prox64
       22 Jul 2016 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Poké detector

    And finally, we know that the Pokémon* craze has captured everyone’s attention. A lot of players take screenshots of their captured Pokémon to show off to their friends—both digitally and in person. We had to make it easier for you to find all your Pokémon screenshots, so we went to work and partnered with Microsoft Research to bring a Pokémon detector to OneDrive.
    Nooo
    oooooo
    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    YEEEEeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!
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  6. Posts : 14,991
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       22 Jul 2016 #6

    Pokeman selfies?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    22 Jul 2016 #7

    And how useful is having them in so-called date order? For one thing, all my older photos were scanned so dates have no relevance at all.
    We need them in folder groupings by topic, surely?

    And then there is the lack of annotations.......

    And then there is Picasa getting its plug pulled......
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    23 Jul 2016 #8

    Nice to see updates to the photo experience

    For me I like to organise my photos into folders myself, so i can view them via any app i want and the layout is the same, I assume these auto folders only work on onedrive.com or in the photos app

    As for Pokemon, hope this is optional, I never want to see any mention of this while looking at my pictures

    Proper display of location would be nice also, "Town, England" is not very useful, needs to show the county, "Town, County"
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    24 Jul 2016 #9

    So since I stopped using OneDrive after all of the issues with it after upgrading to Win 10, I can go back to using it???
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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