When Google retired Picasa in 2015, some users bemoaned the loss of one of the web's more beloved photo services. Google Photos, however, has proven itself a more comprehensive, flexible, and advanced free service than Picasa ever was. Setup, which features easy drag and drop methods, is simple. From there Google Photos automatically organizes photos by people, places, and things, using advanced image technology, and allows readers to search their photos in a manner similar to the way they might search their Gmail account for a missing email. Google Photos also provides easy-to-learn tools for cropping, filtering, and sharing, as well as tools that allow readers to create albums, GIFs, collages, and more. Google Photos is an advanced and streamlined free photo service, and the app can be downloaded for both iOS and Android devices.