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Google has launched three brand new photography apps for Android and iOS. They’re all free, they’re all original, and they’re all well worth trying. These three new apps are the first installment of what Google is calling “appsperiments,” which are experimental apps.
Smartphone cameras have improved massively over the years, to the point at which they’re good enough for most situations. Add to that the fact they’re always to hand, and make sharing simple, and you can see why most of us don’t even bother with proper cameras these days.
What really makes smartphone photography come to life are the apps, as they can provide the most fun you can have with your clothes on. And this week, Google has launched three brand new photography apps: Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies. All of which are detailed below…
Google’s New Smartphone Photography Apps
Storyboard (available on Android) turns your videos into storyboards, as the name suggests. You shoot a video on your phone, load it in Storyboard, and the app will select a number of frames to lay out as a single-page comic. You can then either save the comic, or make it produce a new one.
Check out Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies, three "appsperiments" that explore mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology. Try them out and tell us what you think using the in-app feedback links. https://t.co/C2ebPVwZGD
— Google Research (@googleresearch) December 11, 2017
Selfissimo! (available on Android and iOS) is for all of you selfie-obsessed people. It is, in essence, an automatic selfie photographer, shooting a black and white photo every time you stop moving. This means you can concentrate on different poses, letting the app do all the hard work.
Scrubbies (available on iOS) lets you create loops out of the videos you shoot. Simply shoot a video in the app, and you can then manipulate the speed and direction of the clip to capture the key moments. And it’s all done using finger swipes similar to how DJs scratch vinyl records.
Which of These Apps Is Your Favorite?
None of these apps will change your life, but they will provide some fun. The fact that these are all just experimental apps Google has released quietly shows how much stuff the company is working on behind the scenes. The only question is, which of these apps is your favorite?
Have you tried Google’s new photo apps yet? If so, what do you think of them? Which one would you recommend to your fellow readers? Do you consider yourself a smartphone photographer now? Or do you still use a proper camera? Please let us know in the comments below!
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