Come make a movie in Google Photos

One of my areas of responsibility has been movie creation. Every day Google Photos analyzes millions of photos & videos, looking for the most interesting parts & combining them into bite-sized visual summaries. These then show up in your Assistant view, from where you can view & save them. You can also apply a different theme, change the soundtrack, or remove/reorder clips.

To make your own movie, select a number of items using your iOS or Android device, then tap “+” and then Movie. Here’s the one I made after the Micronaxx visited our Toontastic friends during Google’s Take Your Kids To Work Day:

I was pleased to hear The Verge’s Thomas Ricker reporting surprise & delight with movie creation:

I’ve been testing Google Photos with a few thousand pics from recent holidays and family events. The behind-the-scenes Assistant feature is downright magical (to borrow another Apple buzzword). It combined five separate videos I shot of my daughter’s gymnastics competition into an almost perfect one-minute highlight reel set to music. Amazingly, it identified her amongst all the other children of the same age and wearing the same uniform, culminating with a still photo of her on the trophy stand.

Give it a whirl and please let us know what you think!


2 thoughts on “Come make a movie in Google Photos

  1. John,
    How cool is it to see him growing up so fast. Seems like only yesterday you were posting baby pics on the old blog. Treasure the moments.

  2. Hi,
    I am working on an android app for which i need to create movie out of images and videos. It will be of great help if you can let me know if the android api’s that you used for the android app are available to third party apps to use.
    Or is there any other way third party app can invoke google photos to generate movies with proper credit to google photos.
    Do let me know, it will greatly help me.

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