Memories features in Photos app gets Apple Music integration, new features in iOS 15

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in iOS edited June 9
Apple's iOS 15 will bring a massive upgrade to the Photos app's Memories feature, with the automated custom video tool netting Apple Music integration, image adjustments, a new interface and more.




Announced alongside a slew of iOS 15 updates, the new Memories capabilities deliver additional video customization options while keeping the feature fresh.

Apple Music integration tops the list of new functions, with subscribers of the streaming service able to add any track to a memory. This is on top of hundreds of original songs that will be added to the feature at launch. The integration also includes song suggestions that combine expert recommendations with a user's personal tastes. Suggestions can also recommend songs that were popular at the time and location of the memory, "songs you listened to while traveling, or a song from the artist you saw for a concert memory," Apple says.

Focusing on cinematic representation, Apple is adding 12 new Memory "looks" that analyze photos and video, and apply contrast and color adjustments to achieve a uniform aesthetic. A related automation feature recognizes additional memory types like international holidays, child-focused memories, trends over time, and improved pet memories. The latter is able to recognize individual dogs and cats.

A new Memory mixes feature lets users swipe to audition different songs. Pacing and memory look are adjusted to match the new tunes.

The Memories tab has been updated with animated cards that integrate adaptive titles, new animation and transition styles. Also new is a multi-image collage card, populated automatically by Photos.

An interactive playback and editing interface introduces options to pause, replay the last photo, skip to the next photo or jump ahead, all with synced music. Importantly, changing the song, Memory look, individual photos or video does not require recompilation. A new birds'-eye overview of Memory content lets users add, remove or change the video's duration or jump ahead to another part of the memory.

Finally, an up next gallery offers viewing recommendations for related Memories.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    Question is, will it work with the users Apple Music library and will it be able to share these videos as it currently is possible to do? If yes on both, this is a great feature. 
  • Reply 2 of 3
    There is ONLY ONE feature I want added to "Memories"... the ability to turn it OFF -- opt out -- STOP IT!!!  

    I, along with almost everyone I know, find it invasive and creepy.  No matter how many times I hit the "stop showing me things like this" -- which is already too much interaction for me -- it continues to show me pictures related to my parents' funerals, with a terrific table like "good times in (town name)".  I'm also more likely than not to get pictures of my dead cat with "furry friends" on it.  I have old photos I scanned in 2007, that constantly come up with labels about 2007 -- the photos span 1940's - 2000's.  Yes, I know I can change the metadata on the scans - but why should I have to?  I also don't want to delete pictures of my dearly departed cat -- but I equally don't necessarily want to see them every day.

    I am perfectly capable of making albums if I want to.  Having them forced upon me - NEVER in a manner I'd welcome - is invasive, unnecessary, and WILDLY unwanted.

    For the love of chocolate -- GIVE US an "opt out" of this horrifyingly flawed invasion.  I don't care if the processing is local, I don't care what the algorithm is... I find in invasive.  For the "privacy" company, I think the "Memories" feature is an EPIC failure.

    LET US TURN IT OFF!
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 3 of 3
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 839member
    paul4work said:
    There is ONLY ONE feature I want added to "Memories"... the ability to turn it OFF -- opt out -- STOP IT!!!  

    I, along with almost everyone I know, find it invasive and creepy.  No matter how many times I hit the "stop showing me things like this" -- which is already too much interaction for me -- it continues to show me pictures related to my parents' funerals, with a terrific table like "good times in (town name)".  I'm also more likely than not to get pictures of my dead cat with "furry friends" on it.  I have old photos I scanned in 2007, that constantly come up with labels about 2007 -- the photos span 1940's - 2000's.  Yes, I know I can change the metadata on the scans - but why should I have to?  I also don't want to delete pictures of my dearly departed cat -- but I equally don't necessarily want to see them every day.

    I am perfectly capable of making albums if I want to.  Having them forced upon me - NEVER in a manner I'd welcome - is invasive, unnecessary, and WILDLY unwanted.

    For the love of chocolate -- GIVE US an "opt out" of this horrifyingly flawed invasion.  I don't care if the processing is local, I don't care what the algorithm is... I find in invasive.  For the "privacy" company, I think the "Memories" feature is an EPIC failure.

    LET US TURN IT OFF!
    YES! I thought I was the only one that hated that feature. Another Photos related feature that sucks are the widgets. I took a bunch of pictures of people at a wedding a few years ago, and for some reason when I had that damn widget on my home screen, it kept showing the exact same picture of my best friends wife. How fucking awkward would that have been if he saw it? I finally had to delete the widget out of fear of looking like a creep. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
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