- Google Photos is rolling out a feature called cinematic photos that will give photos a 3D effect.
- The feature will roll out for Android and iOS users over the next month. Users can disable the effect by going to photo settings.
- Google Photos will automatically create cinematic photos for the users, given that the app is updated.
Google Photos has announced some new features and effects that will help bring your photos to life, quite literally. The photos and video storage tool is rolling out a feature called cinematic photos. This feature uses machine learning to predict an image's depth and create a 3D representation of the scene, even if the original image does not include depth information from the camera. It then animates the picture to produce a panning effect. The feature will be rolled out in the Android and iOs app over the next month.
"Cinematic photos help you relive your memories in a way that feels more vivid and realistic — so you feel like you're transported back to that moment" Google Photos product manager Jamie Aspinall noted in a blog post. He noted that Google Photos will automatically create cinematic photos for the users, given that the app is updated. Once a photo is ready in 3D effect, it will show up in the user's recent highlights at the top of the photo grid.
However, some users may find it creepy to see pictures slowly panning out of the screen. In such cases, users can disable the 3D or cinematic effect by following the given steps:
-- Tap on your account profile photo and then
-- Go to Photos settings
-- Select Memories
-- Select Advanced
-- Toggle on or off Cinematic photos
Additionally, Google has announced features that will help users edit their photos using Google Photos. Google Photos will also roll out updated collage designs. The new collages will bring richer, artistically designed layouts populated and stylized using AI. "This helps pick the right layout for a selection of photos by finding similar colors and using those to accent details like the font and background color for a more cohesive look," Aspinall wrote.
Google Photos is also rolling out new themes for Memories. Users will get updates about their favourite people, favorite things, like sunsets, and activities like biking or hiking based on the photos they upload. They will also have the controls to hide specific people or time periods. to keep them from appearing on Google Photos.
Earlier this year, Google announced that it is going to set a limit on the storage of Google Photos. It will no longer offer unlimited free photo backup from June 2021. As per google's new storage policy, Google will start charging for the services from June 21. The company announced that any new photos and videos that you upload will count toward the free 15 GB of storage that comes with every Google account.