Dubbed as photography 'appsperiments', these new apps will rely on object recognition, stylisation algorithms, person segmentation, image encoding and decoding technologies claimed Google. The apps were partly inspired by another Google app called Motion Stills, which helped "converts short videos into cinema-graphs and time lapses using experimental stabilization and rendering technologies". Google is asking users for feedback on its appsperiment releases so it can further refine its computer vision and AI technologies.
Google has officially declared it on its blog which read as: "Today, we're launching the first installment of a series of photography appsperiments: usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology". Starting with Storyboard, the app basically transforms videos into a single-page comic layout. The app chooses interesting video frames and lays them out, applying one of six visual styles, allowing you to save the comic or refresh the app for a new layout. Google claims that there are approximately 1.6 trillion permutations and combinations. Tapping the screen a second time stops the process and generates a contact sheet of all images taken during the shoot. It lets you capture amusing faces and replay the moments too.
Enough talk, though, here are the details for each new app you can download right now. One can shoot a video and then remix it by scratching it like a DJ. Scrubbing with one finger will play the video while scrubbing with two fingers will capture the playback and you can either save or share the same. This app is exclusive to iOS.