Google Photos can now turn videos into GIFs, fix sideways photos & more | TechCrunch

Google Photos was already one of the smartest cloud photo services available today, thanks to its search technology and built-in assistant that automatically creates collages, animations and more from your uploads. Now, the company is upgrading its service again, with a bevy of new features aimed at helping you revisit your memories and generally better enjoy your photos. This update includes tools that help orient pictures correctly as well as extract shareable animations from your videos, among other things.Before, the service was capable of turning a collection of photos from the same moment in time into a looping animation, and it could turn your Live Photos on iOS into GIFs, too. Now the company is extending that same support to your videos.

Explains the company, the app uses machine learning technology to look for segments in the video that capture an activity. Those can be big movements – like jumping in the pool – or even smaller ones, like a smile. It then creates a short animation of that particular piece of the video, which you can share with friends and family, including on social networks like Facebook, on messaging and elsewhere…..

Source: Google Photos can now turn videos into GIFs, fix sideways photos & more | TechCrunch

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