A dog (clear favorite), UFO, heart, basketball, and spider join the dinosaur, chicken, alien, gingerbread man, planet, and robot. The latter six stickers have been slightly rearranged, while the new ones are at the beginning of the carousel.
Enjoy! And let us know what else you’d like to see.
Hooray! My first real project to ship since joining my new team is here:
Today, we are excited to announce the new Augmented Reality (AR) mode in Motion Stills for Android. With the new AR mode, a user simply touches the viewfinder to place fun, virtual 3D objects on static or moving horizontal surfaces (e.g. tables, floors, or hands), allowing them to seamlessly interact with a dynamic real-world environment. You can also record and share the clips as GIFs and videos.
“So, what would you say you… do here?” Well, I get to hang around these folks and try to variously augment your reality:
Research in Machine Perception tackles the hard problems of understanding images, sounds, music and video, as well as providing more powerful tools for image capture, compression, processing, creative expression, and augmented reality.
We actively contribute to the open source and research communities. Our pioneering deep learning advances, such as Inception and Batch Normalization, are available in TensorFlow. Further, we have released several large-scale datasets for machine learning, including: AudioSet (audio event detection); AVA (human action understanding in video); Open Images (image classification and object detection); and YouTube-8M (video labeling).
The app’s available on Android, too. Android Police writes, “It’s is essentially a GIF camera, but the app stabilizes the video while you’re recording. You can record for a few seconds, or use the fast-forward mode to speed up and stabilize longer videos.”
Not to be outdone, Google Photos on Web, iOS, and Android now displays Live Photos as well as Motion Photos from the new Pixel 2, giving you a choice of whether to display the still or moving portion of the capture. Here’s a quick sample on the Web. Note the Motion On/Off toggle up top.
I’m thrilled to have joined the team behind Motion Stills, so please let us know what you think & what else you’d like to see!
Using advanced stabilization and rendering originally used in the Motion Stills app, Google Photos can freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans, turning your Live Photos into beautiful, captivating moments. Easily save it as a looping video and share it with anyone.
This update also includes the ability to sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added (fear not – this is coming soon to Android and web as well). And, based on your feedback, you can now choose a new thumbnail for faces in People.
Make movies as easily as you shoot still photos—that’s part of the vision behind Google’s Motion Stills app. I’ve really been enjoying using it to make stuff like this simply by shooting pics, then swiping right on them in the app to compose little movies. You can see more examples via #MotionStills on Instagram.
As Google did with Android, Apple will package the raw data in Adobe’s Digital Negative (DNG) format, a move that makes it easier for software such as Photoshop to view the files.
Third-party camera apps will also be able to take Live Photos — Apple’s technology for taking a short video clip, currently available only in Apple’s camera app. And on supported hardware, cameras will be able to record a wider range of colors, too, for more vivid photos.
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…