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Google Photos Introduces Paid Colour Pop Feature in Editing Suite

first_img“In Google Photos, colour pop is a feature that continues to be available for anyone to use, at no cost, for photos with depth information (such as portrait mode). As part of an ongoing rollout that began earlier this year, Google One members can apply the feature to even more photos of people, including those without depth information,” a Google spokesperson told Engadget.Google is looking to add additional premium features to Photos in the future. XDA Developers dug into the code of Google Photos 5.18 update and found several strings that look to prompt users of premium editing tools to gain access with Google One membership. The report says that it found hints of prompts like “As a Google One member, you get access to extra editing features,” “Get extra editing features with a Google One membership,” “Unlock this feature and more with a Google One membership,” and “Unlock more editing features and {storage amount} of storage with a Google One membership.”There is no clarity on what these new premium editing features may be, and Google is expected offer clarity on that soon. The search giant has already started to add Colour Pop for any photo behind a paywall. Users should see more such premium editing tools inside the app in the future.- Advertisement – Google introduced a new editor on Android with AI suggestions and more granular controls to allow users to directly edit their pictures in the app last month. Suggestions like Enhance and Colour Pop were added, that allowed users to make changes to their photos. Now, a Google spokesperson confirmed that it is now adding a new take on its Colour Pop feature that users can add to any photo, without restricting it to just the ones with depth information. To use this new paid Colour Pop feature, Google Photos users will have to buy Google One subscription. The report suggests that Google plans to roll out more tools in the editing suite that may require a paid plan.Engadget reached out to Google after XDA Developer’s Mishaal Rahman tweeted that Google Photos‘ Colour Pop feature is locked behind a Google One paywall. Google responded that Colour Pop is available for free for photos with depth information, but for using the feature on any other images, users will have to buy a Google One membership.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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US shale heavyweight EOG Resources dips toe in Indonesian oil, gas exploration

first_imgAt 1,940 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day, Indonesia’s oil and gas output was 10.7 percent below target as of June 2020, SKK Migas data show.However, EOG has signaled plans to focus on existing assets while global crude oil prices were low.“Our first priority is to generate high returns with every dollar we spend even at low oil prices,” said EOG Resources CEO William Thomas in a statement on March 16.Crude oil prices are not expected to recover to 2019 levels until at least 2022, according to several estimates.Oil futures fell again on Wednesday after a sharp slide in the previous session as a rebound in COVID-19 cases in some countries undermined hopes for a steady recovery in global demand, Reuters reported.Brent crude slipped 19 cents, or 0.5 percent, to US$39.59 a barrel on Wednesday morning Jakarta time after dropping more than 5 percent on Tuesday to fall below $40 a barrel for the first time since June.US crude, meanwhile, fell 24 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $36.52 a barrel, having fallen nearly 8 percent in the previous session.Topics : Houston-based EOG Resources, one of the United States’ top shale oil and gas producers, is testing the waters of Indonesia for oil and gas exploration.The company recently applied for membership with Indonesia’s Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Taskforce (SKK Migas) after a two-week work visit in July 2019, said the task force in a statement on Tuesday.EOG, SKK Migas and the Indonesian government are conducting a two-year study, slated to end in December, on potential resources, reads the statement. “We found good early indications of potential unconventional oil and gas in Indonesia,” said SKK Migas planning deputy Jaffee Arizon.EOG declined to comment, explaining in an email to The Jakarta Post that it did not usually do so for activity outside known development areas.Unconventional oil and gas resources, such as shale and tight oil, are more technically challenging and costly to recover than conventional resources for geological reasons.But for Indonesia, a country with declining oil reserves, such resources present an opportunity, however slim, to raise production.last_img read more