Google launches 3 new photography apps


San Francisco, Dec 12: Tech giant Google has launched three new photo apps that it has dubbed as photography “appsperiments”.

“We’re launching the first installment of a series of photography appsperiments: Usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology. Our ‘appsperimental’ approach was inspired in part by ‘Motion Stills’,” news agency IANS quoted citing the company wrote in a research blog late on Monday.

“‘Motion Stills’ is an app developed by researchers that converts short videos into cinemagraphs and time lapses using experimental stabilisation and rendering technologies,” Google added.

The latest experimental photo apps are “Storyboard” (available on Android only), “Selfissimo!” (available on iOS and Android) and “Scrubbies” (available on iOS only).

The “Storyboard” app takes video clips and automatically pulls out six frames that it lays out in a comic book-style template.

While “Selfissimo!” is an automated selfie photographer that clicks a black and white photograph each time the user poses.

“Scrubbies” enables the user easily control the speed and direction of video playback to produce video loops that highlight actions, capture funny faces and replay moments.

The tech titan has also urged users to check out the new apps and provide feedback through the in-app feedback links.


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