I’ve noticed that photographers love Google+. Why?
In addition to being easier than Facebook, Google+ has several features that are better for collaboration and creation.
Many photographers create and share entire lists of photographers, making it easier to discover new photographers. Here’s an example: Circle of Inspiration by Colby Brown.
Hangouts vs Facebook video chat
Hangouts are easy to set up. You can also do a lot of cool things, like look at a Google Doc or YouTube video together. In Hangouts with extras you can doodle, share your screen, or add someone to the hangout via telephone.
On Google+, you upload photos by simply clicking and dragging. On Facebook, it’s another big, multi-step process.
Want to upload multiple photos? Don’t click “Upload Photo / Video,” because that only lets you upload one. You need to click “Create Photo Album”.
I feel like I’m back in the 90’s when I’m tagging somebody on Facebook.
- Google+ can automatically find photos that have you in them and suggest that you tag them
- Google+ tags are resizable. This makes a huge difference in group photos, where a Facebook tag can fit 5 people under one box.
Google+ instant upload automatically uploads photos & videos that you take on your phone. You have a backup of your mobile photos, and they’re easier to share.
When you use Google+ on your computer, there’s an option to “share recent photos from your phone”. You don’t have to wait for them to upload, they’re already online & ready to go.
Are you on Google+?
What do you like about it?