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Photos New Tab

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Overview

Personalized photos from your Google Photos account in your new tabs.

See personalized, random photos in your new tabs linked to your Google Photos account, getting your best memories in front of you throughout the day! Every time you open a new tab you'll be shown a random photo from your Google Photos account. You can choose which albums you want to see and hide to avoid embarrassing content from popping up unexpectedly. You can also temporarily disable personalization for presentations or public spaces. This product is not made by Google and has no official association with Google Photos. Hope you enjoy! ===================== New in version 1.0 Fixed infinite loading error when rate limited. ===================== New in version 0.99 - Switch to Manifest V3 - Clean up the UI styling - Substantially reduce extension size NOTE: the extension may take some time to load your album/photo data on initial load, as well as when loading an album for the first time. ------------------------ New in version 0.26 Change disconnect account text to match Google Photos UX guidelines. ------------------------ New in version 0.25 Fix for showing photos when account isn't connected or personalization is disabled. ------------------------ New in version 0.24 Bug fixes for unexpected errors when no data is returned from API requests. ------------------------ New in version 0.23 Fixed Also fixes a bug where reconnecting an account had to be done twice. ------------------------ New in version 0.22 - Add ability to disconnect an account from inside the extension - UX changes to match Google brand guidelines - Better onboarding when no previous install is found Also fixes a bug where reconnecting an account had to be done twice. ------------------------ New in version 0.21 Google has sunset the Picasa photos API so this switches everything over to Google Photos. This should resolve any reported issues around seeing a constant "loading" screen, or not being able to update album lists. For the most part the experience should be the same, but due to the changes necessary this will require reconnecting your account once you upgrade, and you'll lose your local configuration. Sorry about that! Other minor changes: - Photo quality should automatically update based on your browser window size - All album links now take you straight to Google Photos instead of Picasa - Fixes a bug where the extension stopped working if you had a very large number of albums and photos - Prevent creating duplicate history entries This is a pre-release for a major upgrade towards what I'll eventually call version 1.0. ------------------------ New in version 0.20 - History mode! Now scroll through the last 10 photos you've seen. ------------------------ New in version 0.19 - Allow toggling how images are fit to the browser (zoom versus contain) - Options UI overhaul ------------------------ New in version 0.18 - bug fixes when using the extension on multiple devices ------------------------ New in version 0.17 - prevent common video thumbnail types from showing up - add rate and donate buttons ------------------------ New in version 0.16 - add ability to hide/show album info - add compact controls mode - fix a bug causing extension to break after photos are removed from albums ------------------------ New in version 0.15 - add ability to easily copy / save images using the browser's controls ------------------------ New in version 0.14: - disable personalized photos temporarily from config page - faster image loading when personalization is disabled / not setup - better algorithm for choosing what photo to display

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Melissa DumontJul 12, 2024

Always the same 30 photos are shown, when I have near 600 photos in my album

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Linh Dao SmookeApr 17, 2024

Hey Cory - I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE EXTENSION and have been using it ferociously for years. Lately I added a lot of pictures to my google and the app has been refusing to reconnect now matter how many times I install/uninstall, remove chrome, reinstall chrome, restart my computer. I even went as far as moving a folder with only 600+ photos to a different gmail acccount and trying to connect that instead but the app seems stuck forever. Can you please fix? thank you very much. brings a smile to my... Show more

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Cory ZueDeveloperApr 18, 2024

Hi Linh - thanks so much for the kind words and I'm so sorry about the troubles you were facing! I believe the root cause was caused by a rate-limiting loop. Basically, the app got rate-limited but didn't handle the error properly and so kept trying the request, which only exacerbated the rate limits. I've just published an update to the extension (version 1.0) which should hopefully address this. It is currently "Pending Review" but will hopefully be updated here in the store in a few hours. I'll privately send you a few more tips on getting this to work.

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Coleyna NevtelenJan 20, 2024

I really enjoy this app! I don't understand what Zee is talking about. If having your choice of the images that appear whenever you open a new tab would be too much of a “distraction” for you, then why would you add an app that enables you to have that choice in the first place? And why rail against this app for drawing your images from Google Photos? It has to draw your photos from somewhere. Even if the images came from an alternate source, having your choice of images appearing in new tab... Show more

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Details

  • Version
    1.0
  • Updated
    April 19, 2024
  • Size
    165KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    Elodin Labs LLC
    9 Willard Cir Lexington, MA 02421-1514 US
    Website
    Email
    cory@coryzue.com
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

Privacy

Photos New Tab has disclosed the following information regarding the collection and usage of your data. More detailed information can be found in the developer's privacy policy.

Photos New Tab handles the following:

Personally identifiable information

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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