Google recently launched three new photography apps as part of its new series of appsperiments. Appsperiments is a program that focuses on exploring the potentials of mobile photography. It is partly inspired by Google’s Motion Stills app that was first introduced last year.
Just like Motion Stills, these new apps – Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies, are developed by researchers at Google that relies on object recognition, person segmentation, stylisation algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding technologies, and of course, fun.
Storyboard is a new Android app that transforms your videos into a single-page comic. Just shoot a video and load it into Story board, and the app will automatically select interesting frames, lay them out and apply one of six visual styles. If you don’t like what Storyboard just made, pull down to refresh and instantly produce a new one. Google says that there are about 1.6 trillion different possibilities.
For selfie addicts, Selfissimo! is an Android and iOS app that snaps stylish black and white photo every time you pose. Just tap on start, and every time you stop moving, the app will capture your image. It even display encouraging messages, telling you how well you are doing. Tap on the screen to end the session, select the pictures you want, and save them individually or the entire shoot.
Finally, Scrubbies is an iOS app that lets you easily manipulate the speed and direction of video playback. This means that you can create stylish video loops that highlight actions, capture funny faces, and replay moments; sort of like mixing the video by scratching it sort of like what DJ does to music. Scrubbing with one finger plays the video while scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save it or share it.
These apps are available right now in their respective app stores for free.
(Source: Google Research Blog)