When it introduced the Chromebook Pixel in February, Google(s goog) showed off a new Photos app for the cloud-centric laptop and said the software would launch later. Later is now, because Pixel owners can now download the app, called Google+ Photos, directly to their laptops.

Google+ Pictures

Some of the basic features are little more than viewing options that are already available in Google+. You can view individual pictures or whole albums and see image metadata such as the camera used for the shot or the location of the where the image was taken. Google’s photo enhancement is also part of the package. But the newest feature goes to show that Google’s Chrome OS isn’t just a browser.

The new app supports automatic photo imports and uploads directly to Google+ through either an SD memory card or a USB-connected camera. Photos can be backed up in their full size…

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