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Google launches three ‘appsperimental’ photo editing apps

Google has launched three new photo editing apps as part of its new ‘appsperimental’ approach.

The free apps include Storyboard, a tool to transform your videos into a cartoon strip, Selfissimo!, an automated selfie photographer and Scrubbies, a video-looping app.

Storyboard is available on Android, Selfissimo! is available on Android and iOS and Scrubbies is available on iOS. 

 

Google has launched three new photo editing apps as part of its new ‘appsperimental’ approach. The apps include Storyboard (pictured), a tool to transform your videos into a cartoon strip, Selfissimo!, a selfie photographer and Scrubbies, a video-looping app

THE NEW APPS 

Storyboard

Storyboard allows users to transform their videos into single-page comic layouts.

To use the app, film a video and load it in the Storyboard app.

The app will automatically select interesting video frames, lay them out and apply one of six visual styles.

If you’re happy with the comic, you can save it, or if not, you can pull down to refresh and produce a new one.

Selfissimo!

Selfissimo! is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photo each time you pose, in a similar way to a photo booth.

To start a photoshoot, tap the screen.

The app will then encourage you to pose, and captures a photo whenever you stop moving.

To end the session, tap the screen again and review your pictures.

You can either save the entire shoot, or your favourite individual images.

Scrubbies 

Scrubbies is a video-looping app. 

To use the app, shoot a video and remix it by scratching the screen.

Scrubbing with one finger plays the video, while scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it.

Google announced the new apps in a blog this week.

Alex Kauffmann, an Interaction Researcher at Google Research wrote: ‘Today, we’re launching the first instalment of a series of photography appsperiments: usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology.’

The apps build on other new technologies in development at Google.

Mr Kauffman said: ‘They rely on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies, and perhaps most importantly, fun!’

The first new app is Storyboard, which allows users to transform their videos into single-page comic layouts.

To use the app, film a video and load it in the Storyboard app.

The app will automatically select interesting video frames, lay them out and apply one of six visual styles.

If you’re happy with the comic, you can save it, or if not, you can pull down to refresh and instantly produce a new one.

Mr Kauffmann added: ‘There are approximately 1.6 trillion different possibilities!’

The second app is Selfissimo! – an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photo each time you pose.

To start a photoshoot, tap the screen.

Selfissimo! is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photo each time you pose

Selfissimo! is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photo each time you pose

To start a photoshoot, tap the screen. The app will then encourage you to pose, and captures a photo whenever you stop moving. To end the session, tap the screen again and review your pictures. You can either save the entire shoot, or your favourite individual images

To start a photoshoot, tap the screen. The app will then encourage you to pose, and captures a photo whenever you stop moving. To end the session, tap the screen again and review your pictures. You can either save the entire shoot, or your favourite individual images

The app will then encourage you to pose, and captures a photo whenever you stop moving.

To end the session, tap the screen again and review your pictures.

You can either save the entire shoot, or your favourite individual images.

The first new app is Storyboard, which allows users to transform their videos into single-page comic layouts

The first new app is Storyboard, which allows users to transform their videos into single-page comic layouts

Finally, Google has launched Scrubbies, a video-looping app.

Mr Kauffmann explained: ‘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.’

To use the app, shoot a video and remix it by scratching the screen like a DJ.

Finally, Google has launched Scrubbies, a video-looping app. To use the app, shoot a video and remix it by scratching the screen like a DJ

Finally, Google has launched Scrubbies, a video-looping app. To use the app, shoot a video and remix it by scratching the screen like a DJ

Scrubbing with one finger plays the video, while scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it

Scrubbing with one finger plays the video, while scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it

Scrubbing with one finger plays the video, while scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it.

Google is now asking users to try the three new apps out and give feedback on them.

Mr Kauffmann added: ‘The feedback and ideas we get from the new and creative ways people use our appsperiments will help guide some of the technology we develop next.’ 



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