Google Offers Experimental Photo Apps

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Google seems to understand the need for revolutionary apps to come onboard and make our experience better.

Google has introduced three photography apps which are part of a new series that it has dubbed as photography "appsperiments".

Google is soliciting feedback from users within the apps, and indicates that it will be launching other "appsperiments" in the future.

The Google Phone app for Android devices has a new update that will be very useful to worldwide travelers.

Selfissmo just as it sounds, is a selfie app that uses experimental research technology from Google to capture photos automatically every time you pose.

Just like Motion Stills, these new apps - Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, are developed by researchers at Google that relies on object recognition, person segmentation, stylisation algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies, and of course, fun.

What do experimental technologies denote, you may ask?




This app is now available only on Android device and it enables the users of the app to transform a video into single-page comic layouts.

The first app is called "Storyboard", and it takes a video clip and automatically pulls out six frames from the video. Google says there are 1.6 trillion different possibilities to try out.

Tap on the screen and you will be given the options to Load Video, Save or Share. It then creates a contact sheet that you can save, and you can save individual shots as well.

The third in this suite is an app called Scrubbies, which lets you manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to create video loops that highlight actions and facial expressions, and replay particular moments.

Google advises that Android device users should always update their Phone app to the latest version. When you use two fingers, it starts recording your movements and outputs a video of what you did.

Another feature that Android Police spotted during its teardown of v15 is pre-call support for dual-SIM handsets.

These apps are available right now in their respective app stores for free. While the Scrubbies app brings a new concept of mixing and creating amusing videos, it is limited to iOS for now.

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