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Google has launched three experimental photography apps

By Peter Chu - on 12 Dec 2017, 12:07pm

Google has launched three experimental photography apps

Remember Motion Stills? Google’s quirky GIF-making app for iOS and Android devices? Well, the search engine giant has announced three new experimental photography apps that were partly inspired by it: Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies.

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The Android-exclusive Storyboard app is designed to take specific frames of a video clip, and transform them to make it look as though they were taken straight out of a comic book. The app will automatically select the best parts of the video, lay them out, and apply one of the six available visual styles. Not happy with the end result? Go ahead and swipe down to repeat the process – Google says there are approximately 1.6 trillion different frame and layout combinations.

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As you would’ve guessed from its name, Selfissimo! – which is available on both iOS and Android – is all about selfies. The app is pretty much an automated black-and-white photo booth that will capture a shot each time you pose. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to start posing, and a photo will be taken the moment you stop moving, just like a fashion shoot.

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Last but not least, we have the iOS-exclusive Scrubbies, which allows you to remix your videos by adjusting their playback speed and direction by swiping the screen. We guess you could think of it as a more hands-on approach to Instagram’s Boomerang app. Swiping with one finger plays the video, while doing so with two fingers will capture the playback for saving or sharing.

Google mentioned in a blog post that these three apps belong to the first wave of photography ‘appsperiments’ that the company is currently working on, suggesting that there will be more of these experimental photography apps to come in the near future.

Source: Google via The Verge.