Google Offers Experimental Photo Apps

Google Offers Experimental Photo Apps
Google's 'Appsperiments' give users access to cutting-edge imaging technologies.

(CCM) — Google has launched three photography "appsperiments," experimental apps which enable users to try out the company's cutting-edge imaging technology. They rely on object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, and efficient image encoding and decoding technologies, the company says.

The first app, Storyboard, is for Android devices only. It transforms videos into a single-page comic book layout by automatically selecting interesting video frames, laying them out, and applying one of six visual styles. Once the comic book layout has been created users can save the page or pull down to produce a new one from about 1.6 trillion different possibilities, according to Google.

The second app, Selfissimo!, is available for Android and iOS. It snaps black and white selfies automatically every time the user poses and creates a contact sheet of images from the shoot.

Finally, Scrubbies is available for iOS only. It allows users to manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to produce video loops that highlight actions and replay moments. Users shoot a video in the app and then remix it by scratching it like a DJ.

All three apps are available today in Apple's Appstore or the Google Play store, or in both.

Image: © Google.