12 November 2020
Google Photos for iOS has received a new update v5.8 that brings new video editing tools for the users. As described under the “What’s New” section on App Store, Google has added new features to the video editor to enhance your video experience.
Currently, the video editing features on the Google Photos app allows you to rotate or stabilize your videos, and adjust the start/stop points. You can also export frames, more like capturing the shots from the video that is playing. But the latest update takes the things one step further and offers more options to do more in video editing.
The UI page of video editing inside the Google Photo on iOS currently includes three options in the bottom bar (below to the video). These are icons of Share, Adjust, and Delete. Tapping on Adjust opens up the aforementioned features but the latest update adds an edit button to let you do more.
Currently, if you want to add some filters to your videos, Google Photos will allow you to do so by taking with the help of the “Edit in” option. Clicking on which will show up all the installed apps on your phone that allows video editing. But this is about to change as the editing feature is now baked in right inside the Google Photos via the latest update.
Now, there are four options in the bottom bar – a playback tab that lets you adjust clip length as well as the export frame. Then comes the Filter option that lets you add different filters to your videos. You can either choose Auto or manually choose from a range of filters like Alpaca, Bazaar, and Vista.
The third option is the ability to granularly adjust Light and things like exposure, contrast, whites, highlights, shadows, blacks, and Color like warmth, tint, skin tone, and so on.
Lastly, you can crop and use manual options as well as some presets (square, 16:9, 4:3, 3:2) and adjust the rotation. The button Save copy stays on the same position as earlier and that is the top-right corner.
Unfortunately, the new video editing feature is not available for Android users but it is expected to land soon. Google appears to be prepping new editor UI for still images on Android. Let’s see when we will receive that.
Google Photos | iOS | App Store, Free