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Google Photos for iOS turns Live Photos into GIFs

by Brandon Russell | September 9, 2016

Earlier this year, Google Research introduced a nifty app that made it easy to turn Live Photos into GIFs. Now, those same features are being ported into Google Photos, making the invaluable backup service even better.

In Google Photos version 2.0, the feature scans your images for Live Photos and then edits them into shareable GIFs. Not only that but the software’s algorithms stabilize the photos so they look like they were captured using high-end camera gear.

Here’s what Google says in its release notes:

Using advanced stabilization and rendering, you can make your Live Photos smoother and more shareable in just a tap. Google Photos can freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans, turning your Live Photos into beautiful, captivating moments. Easily save it as a looping video and share it with anyone.

In addition, version 2.0 makes it easier to share videos to YouTube, sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added (finally!), and the ability to choose a new thumbnail for faces in People.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...


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