Google has launched three brand new photography apps for Android and iOS. They’re all free, they’re all original, and they’re all well worth trying. These three new apps are the first installment of what Google is calling “appsperiments,” which are experimental apps.
Smartphone cameras have improved massively over the years, to the point at which they’re good enough for most situations. Add to that the fact they’re always to hand, and make sharing simple, and you can see why most of us don’t even bother with proper cameras these days.
What really makes smartphone photography come to life are the apps, as they can provide the most fun you can have with your clothes on. And this week, Google has launched three brand new photography apps: Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies. All of which are detailed below…
Google’s New Smartphone Photography Apps
Storyboard: Turn videos into sketch-art storyboards
(available on Android) turns your videos into storyboards, as the name suggests.
The first app in the list is called Storyboard, which takes video files, picks a number of stills from the video, and turns them into sketch panels, ultimately making a storyboard-like photo. The whole process is automatic and Google says there are trillions of possible combinations. Here’s Storyboard in action:
Selfiesssimo! Elegant monochrome photo booth in your phone
If by chance you’ve been waiting for a great “photo booth” app, then Selfiessimo! is definitely a contender. Don’t let the silly name fool you. The app is incredibly intuitive. It takes a number photos in black-and-white, compiles them together, and showcases them in a beautiful grid of photos, like the ones you take home from a kissing booth.
Scrubbies: Make funky video loop effects very easily
Lastly, we have Scrubbies. It’s an app that allows you to make video loop effects a la Boomerang. The name roots from the gesture required to make these loops, which is to scrub through your screen left and right.
(available on iOS) lets you create loops out of the videos you shoot.
Which of These Apps Is Your Favorite?
None of these apps will change your life, but they will provide some fun. The fact that these are all just experimental apps Google has released quietly shows how much stuff the company is working on behind the scenes. The only question is, which of these apps is your favorite?
Have you tried Google’s new photo apps yet? If so, what do you think of them? Which one would you recommend to your fellow readers? Do you consider yourself a smartphone photographer now? Or do you still use a proper camera? Please let us know in the comments below!