After uploading, it can take up to 24 hours for Google to process a set of images, depending on their resolution and number. When that’s finished, several promising new ways to search, organize and share open up. You can search by faces, places, and things, for example, with no tagging, id’ing, or even GPS data required. Touch a portrait, for example, and Google’s sophisticated face recognition algorithms quickly gather pictures of that person. Google demonstrated a search that combed numerous unrelated images for pictures of a selected person. Amazingly, face recognition was able to find pictures of that person in ages ranging from infancy through adulthood.