Google launched a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments”, to test out more experimental features to see how users respond, the company explains in an announcement on its Google Research blog. The new photography applications are “Storyboard” (available on Android only), “Selfissimo!” (available on iOS and Android) and “Scrubbies” (available on iOS only)
The “Storyboard” app takes video clips and automatically pulls out six frames that it lays out in a comic book-style template. You’ll be able to refresh the app to get new layouts and frames, with Google claiming that there are over 1.6 trillion combinations.
“Selfissimo!” is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photograph each time the user poses. The idea is to move around into different poses, with the app taking a picture every time you stop moving.
“Scrubbies” lets the user easily manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to produce video loops that highlight actions, capture funny faces and replay moments.
The tech giant has also urged users to try out the new apps and provide feedback via the in-app feedback links.