When photos and videos uploaded from smartphones to Google Photos began to take up space in the cloud on June 1, many users began to look for a replacement for Google. One of the most suitable options was called OneDrive. Microsoft’s official cloud storage client turned out to be a great solution for Microsoft 365 subscribers, as they have 1 TB in the cloud. On Samsung smartphones, OneDrive backups are generally integrated into the stock gallery. Nevertheless, OneDrive is still far inferior to Google Photos because of its functionality, and Microsoft decided to upgrade it a little.
The OneDrive team has begun rolling out editing tools to the web and Android app. They will appear on iOS later this year. There are not so many functions as in “Google Photos,” but at least users can already rotate and crop images, change brightness, contrast, saturation, light, shadows, and other basic parameters. It should be noted that all changes can only be made with JPEG and PNG formats.
In addition to editing tools, Microsoft has added the ability to catalog content downloaded from different sources automatically. So, for example, photos from the WhatsApp folder on the smartphone will be uploaded to the folder with the same name. Users can optionally group images by month or year. To make photos easier, the developers have added filters to include or exclude specific folders. Microsoft also promised many other enhancements to OneDrive next year.