Google Photos can now automatically generate themed movies from your pictures

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Google Photos is making a big step up with a new feature that helps you generate themed movies from your pictures. Doesn’t sound like a new feature or update actually, but looking at it from another angle, it is.

The big step up will let Google Photos sift through all your pictures, starting from the most recently uploaded one to the service. This will then enable the service to automatically create themed movies that run from 20 seconds to 2 minutes in duration.

“We’re also upping our game when it comes to automatic creations. Google Photos has always made movies for you using your recently uploaded photos. Now we’re going further, with new movies that are based on creative concepts — the kinds of movies you might make yourself, if you just had the time. And they’re not only limited to your most recent uploads,” David Lieb, Product Lead, Google Photos wrote in a blog post on Monday.

Google explained this new update with a video of a “child growing right before your eyes,” using the video below as an example. The concept is aimed at bringing all the best photos of your kids growing up. This, according to the video, helps you to know how much they have changed since you started observing them with your camera.

For those who don’t have time organizing photos into one album, this update makes things easier as it takes all the ‘workload’ off your shoulder. Back in May, Google added a feature that enables your friends to add comments to photos and the album itself.

A faster way to share videos and photos

Also on Monday, Google Photos added introduced a new update that lets “you pick the photos, tap “share” and select the people you want to share with, instead of the apps.” This new update makes photo and video sharing faster than it used to be. As a matter of fact, your friends on Google Photos can also get notifications when those photos are shared. A link will be sent to them automatically via SMS once a photo or video has been shared.

A list of contacts who use Photos can be seen within the app, and you can pick from the list anyone you wish to send images and albums to.

“If your friends are on Google Photos, they’ll get a notification. If you share via phone number, they’ll get a link to the photos and videos via SMS. And email addresses will get an email with a link from Google Photos. So you can spend less time toggling from app to app to share photos — dealing with failed texts or email attachment limits along the way — and more time enjoying life’s photo-worthy moments.”

More concepts coming to Google Photos this week according to Google: “Look out for a concept to commemorate the good times from this summer, and another one for formal events like weddings.”

Google Photos has achieved some important milestone since it was launched in 2015. In May, the company marked the app’s first anniversary with a couple of more features to help you enjoy it even more. 25 million photos are being shared a week by Bluetooth, according to Anil Sabharwal who runs the app.

Video Credit: https://googleblog.blogspot.com.ng/2016/09/a-faster-way-to-share-photos-and-videos.html


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Author: Ola Ric

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