Google+ Integrates Pan and Scan for High Resolution Photos


Google tends to play nice with photographers, and yesterday the search giant announced that photos were going to start getting some love on its social network — love of the pan and zoom variety. With cell phones, point and shoots and SLRs alike all churning out 12MP+ photos (at the very least), Google thought it was time you were able to see all of that glorious detail.

From now on, every time you’re checking out one of your friend’s photos on Google+, you’ll be able to pan around and zoom in to see all of the detail the file really holds.

Google’s David Cohen announced the feature on his Google+ profile, complete with a picture you can use to test out the social network’s new abilities. To use it, just click on the link in the previous sentence, click on the photo, scroll to zoom in, and then click and drag to pan.

It’s a small improvement, but it should make Google+ that much more appealing to photo lovers. From now on you’ll just have to make sure you or your favorite photographer upload only high-res photos to really reap the benefits.

(via Engadget via TechCrunch)

  • mortimer121

    no way i upload fullsize images to google or any other side.
    these are my pictures and if someone wants the fullsize images he has to pay for it.

    anyone who is concerned about his copyright should think a second before uploading fullsize images.

  • John Stock

    True, but not everyone considers a photograph needs any form of copyright.. A nice picture of a duck for example..

  • lidocaineus

    Go ahead and clutch your photos tightly to your chest. You’re entitled to that.

    There are also plenty of us who enjoy shooting and gladly post full res photos without watermarks or anything like that.

  • DafOwen

    Google doesn’t play THAT nice with photographers.
    Was at an Image library conference last year where there was someone from Google Image – he got hounded by photographers!

    It seems Google Image takes a cache of images BUT strips the metadata – cue orphaned pictures!

  • Hanselbeck

    Just resize your photos and add watermark before upload them to Google+ and stop worrying about the copyrights.