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Just a few hours ago, Google launched a new update for its image editor app, Photos, to add a new feature to create GIFs and Videos. This update labeled 2.0 has been launched only for iOs users, but so far there’s no mention of its coming to Android.

This update allows users to create GIFs using the pics present in the phone’s gallery and shares them with friends instantly using most social networks and even YouTube.

In case that users want to create longer chains of images, it is also possible to unite them under a Video format with many options to customize it, all in your portable device. These new options are available in offline.

One interesting twist regarding this update is that it allows users to create a live photo by giving a hard push to the shutter button. This live photo will capture sound and movement during 1.5 seconds and will give. As a result of an image in JPG format but with a short footage.

Google Photos logos. Image Source: Google+
Google Photos logos. Image Source: Google+

“NOW, WITH THE LATEST GOOGLE PHOTOS UPDATE ON IOS, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR LIVE PHOTOS SMOOTHER AND MORE SHAREABLE WITH JUST A TAP,” announced Google in the morning using their social network, Google+.

So far, the results seem to be very smooth in both cases as Google shared many examples of what can be done using this new update. These results are done thanks to an advance stabilization software created by Google and tested using similar apps in the past.

Motion Stills app prepared the road for Photos 2.0

The software behind this new patch was tested before by the app Motion Stills who had similar functionality. This app released by Google only on IOs, allowed users also to create GIFs and short videos using existing pictures or the ones captured at the moment.

In both cases (the app and the update) they function using a new software created by Google that operates by constructing a series of changes on one same background (chosen by the user) that will result in a GIF or Video file created using separated image data.

So far these new options are only available to IOs users, and there has been no mention of when this new patch will come to Android or if it will see a release shortly. Currently, the only devices that can enjoy the 2.0 update are the iPhone 5s up to the most recent models.

Source: Indian Express

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