14 December 2017
Google is known for releasing experimental apps and services from time to time which is aimed at offering an approach different from mainstream to how certain things are done. In the same direction, it has announced three new experimental photo editing apps which it is calling "appsperiments". These three apps are called Storyboard, Scrubbies, and Selfissimo!.
To start off with Storyboard, it is the most interesting app among all the three. This Android exclusive app lets you use any video and convert it into a one-page comic strip. There are six comic strip styles to choose from and once you have done that, the app automatically looks for best frames in the video to complete the strip. Google says there are over 1.6 trillion different possibilities which mean even if you don't like the comic strip in one go, you can always refresh to get a new one.
The second app in the list is Scrubbies which allows you to play around with video's playback speed and direction. It is basically like panning around in an image to focus on any specific area or to locate something else. The name of the app comes from the fact that you can use it to scrub the video like a DJ scrubs the music. This app is currently available only on iOS platform. Watch the animated GIF below for a better understanding of the app.
Lastly, we have Selfissimo! which is aimed at selfie lovers for obvious reasons. It is a kind of a smart app which clicks your selfies as soon as you strike a pose. It basically looks for movements and the moment you stop moving, it automatically snaps a selfie. You can use it to get a bunch of selfies and then choose whether to save specific ones or all of them. The app is available for both Android and iOS users.