Google announced a big update to the Google Photos app for iOS. Among the main innovations 2.0: the technology support image stabilization, implemented previously in the application Motion Stills, and the ability to turn the “live” photos in gifs and short videos.
In the summer, Google released a new program of Motion Stills that automatically scans your iPhone gallery for the presence of Live Photos and turns them into “gifs”, simultaneously stabilizing the video and reducing the jitter. Now this technology is available as a new feature of Google Photos. As noted by the developers of the app, the update allows to make Live Photos smoother.
Now “live” images can be shared not only by owners of iPhone, iPad and Mac, but also with other users. As “living pictures” is a feature exclusive to Apple platforms, Google has added the ability to keep already stable frames in the memory device as a video format .MOV.
Updated app Google Photos allows you to share live photos via Instagram, which was impossible before. In addition, the program facilitates the publication of videos on YouTube and allows you to sort photos in albums by date taken and adding.
The Live Photos that appeared in iOS 9.1 on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, allows you to capture a picture in motion — 1.5 seconds before and after the photo was taken.
It is worth noting that Facebook and Microsoft have also developed software for video stabilization on the iPhone and the recently announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has support for optical image stabilization. IOS 10 will be added to the standard to support the stabilization of “living pictures”.
Google Photo 2.0 is available for free download on the App Store.