Got an iPhone 6s? You’re going to love Motion Stills.

Get much more useful Live Photos (those 3-second clips that the iPhone 6s shoots alongside still images) thanks to Motion Stills, a new app from Google Research. The team writes:

We use our video stabilization technology to freeze the background into a still photo or create sweeping cinematic pans. The resulting looping GIFs and movies come alive, and can easily be shared via messaging or on social media.

I’ve been using the app for months & find it absolutely indispensable, both for making multi-shot compositions like this…


Pinewood Dervishes

A video posted by John Nack (@jnack) onJan 17, 2016 at 6:57pm PST

…and for making stills where only the subject is moving:


The ol’ disappearing lion trick

A video posted by John Nack (@jnack) onMay 29, 2016 at 2:57pm PDT

 I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!


Crazy(eyebrow)train <<:-)

A video posted by John Nack (@jnack) onJan 10, 2016 at 11:08pm PST

2 thoughts on “Got an iPhone 6s? You’re going to love Motion Stills.

  1. I looked forward to trying this. I don’t have an iPhone that supports shooting Live Photos, but I have Live Photos on my phone that other people have sent me. I looked forward to stabilizing them and sending them back as a nice surprise. I assumed the app would scan my photos and find the Live Photos that are there. Alas, the app says it won’t work on my phone because Live Photos “are only available on the newest iPhones.”

    So is this a technical limitation, or an artificial one to make sure people who can’t shoot them aren’t confused?

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