Google is launching three new photo apps today for testing experimental technology. The mobile photography apps are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play. Google is going to test out more experimental features to see how users respond, the company explains in an announcement on its Google Research blog.
The apps involve a number of technologies now in development at Google, including those focused on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies, Google says.
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. This is available only Android
“Selfissimo! is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a stylish black and white photo each time you pose. Tap the screen to start a photoshoot. 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.” This app is available both iOS and Android devices.
Scrubbies is iOS only photo video app. It 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.