Google Launched 3 New Photo Apps — and We're Obsessed
Google has always been at the forefront of innovation. It's no surprise, then, that as we start to hit that point when we think we've got it all, the massive company pops up with something new and exciting and just all-around awe-inspiring. The latest endeavor, released on Dec. 12, is being labeled as the first in a set of "photography appsperiments," all aimed at getting the most out of the incredibly futuristic capabilities in every mobile phone.
Ahead, check out the details on all three of the new apps — Storyboard (available on Android only), Selfissimo! (available on Android and iOS), and Scrubbies (available on iOS only). And be sure to swap phones with a friend if you can't access all three of them, because they are all worth playing around with.
Turn your video into a comic book in a snap with this easy-to-use app. Here's what the Google Research Blog reports on Storyboard: "Storyboard transforms your videos into single-page comic layouts, entirely on device. Simply shoot a video and load it in Storyboard. The app automatically selects interesting video frames, lays them out, and applies one of six visual styles. Save the comic or pull down to refresh and instantly produce a new one. There are approximately 1.6 trillion different possibilities!"
Available on Android only.
There's FINALLY a way to take those amazingly adorable photo booth pictures without the hassle of an actual photo booth! Here's what the Google Research Blog reports on Selfissimo!: "Selfissimo! is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a stylish black-and-white photo each time you pose. Tap the screen to start a photo shoot. The app encourages you to pose and captures a photo whenever you stop moving. Tap the screen to end the session and review the resulting contact sheet, saving individual images or the entire shoot."
Available on iOS and Android only.
Haven't you always wished that you could manipulate a video's speed and looping capabilities with the tip of a finger? Well, now you can! Here's what the Google Research Blog reports on Scrubbies: "Scrubbies lets you easily manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to produce delightful video loops that highlight actions, capture funny faces, and replay moments. Shoot a video in the app and then remix it by scratching it like a DJ. Scrubbing with one finger plays the video. Scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it."
Available on iOS only.