Google Photos begins creating animations from videos, gets smarter about fixing sideways pictures

You may start seeing more frequent memories to help you capture all those small moments of a young child growing up.

Google is flexing more of its AI muscles in Google Photos, promising to do much of the work for you when it comes to fixing images, finding memories, or making cute animations you’ll want to share with friends and family.

In the latest Google Photos update, the app will begin to ping you about pictures that are sideways but need an adjustment. You’ll then be able to fix them all at once.

google photos reviewed suggestions The Keyword

Google Photos will pull together images that it thinks you ought to rotate.

Additionally, Google Photos will now pull moments out of your videos and then turn them into an animation. Unfortunately, you can’t select any segments from your videos to do this yourself. That is still controlled by the artificial intelligence overlords.

google photos animation The Keyword

Google Photos will create short animations out of your video clips.

Google also says you’ll be pinged more regularly with recent photo highlights. This may have special appeal to those with young children, who can get frequent updates about all of those moments that can fly by pretty quickly.

recent highlights The Keyword

Watch that little one grow up with regular updates from Google Photos.

All of the new stuff is coming to the Android, iOS, and web version of Google Photos.

The impact on you: Google Photos continues to show why it’s an excellent option for saving all of your pictures. The machine learning makes it easier to find past images and to do some basic sorting. However, some more human-powered editing would be helpful in this case, such as the ability to pull out animations from the videos on your own.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Googlephotos

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Derek Walter

Unknown Publication
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?