Google Photos update will let you turn Live Photos into GIFs

Google has rolled out an update for its Photos app that will allow iOS users to convert Live Photos in to GIFs and video clips.

By: Tech Desk | Published:September 11, 2016 1:28 pm
Google, Google Photos, Google Live Photos, Google Motion Stills, Google Photos update, Google Live photos ios, Google gifs, live photos to gifs, photos, smartphones, technology, technology news Google has rolled out an update for its Photos app that will allow iOS users to convert Live Photos in to GIFs and video clips.

Google has rolled out an update for its Photos app that will allow iOS users to convert Live Photos into GIFs and video clips. The version 2.0 of Google Photos lets users share GIFs with friends and family. “Now, with the latest Google Photos update on iOS, you can make your Live Photos smoother and more shareable in just a tap,” the company wrote in a post on Google +.

According to Google, the technology uses advanced stabilization and rendering originally used in the Motion Stills app. Motion Stills app for iOS was unveiled by Google in June. Google’s Motion Stills app lets users convert Live Photos in to GIFs, and share them on social media too. Motion Stills uses its own video stabilisation technology to freeze the background that makes GIFs even more smooth.

“Google Photos can freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans, turning your Live Photos into beautiful, captivating moments,” Google’s post added.

Google’s Live Photos update is completely offline and can be used even without Internet. Google Photos freezes the background in Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans, to turn them in to GIFs. These can be saved as a looping video and can be shared on YouTube as well. “You can simply browse through your Live Photos stream, or flip through one-by-one and watch them auto-play,” says Google.

According to an IANS report, a Live Photo captures 1.5 seconds of video and audio both before and after you press the shutter button to take a photo. “Thus, in addition to a still JPEG image, you also get a three second Live Photo,” the report adds.

with IANS inputs