Tech giant Google has announced that it has started to roll out new video editing features in its photo sharing and storage service Google Photos on Chromebook. It is not an advanced movie editor by any means, but if you are looking to make a few simple edits to a video, it should be fun to work with. Also Read - Mother's Day 2023: Looking for gift for your mom? Here are our top picks
“Google Photos integrates with Chromebook’s Gallery and Files apps, so you can seamlessly use images and videos from your Chromebook and edit in Google Photos,” the tech giant said on a support page on Thursday. Also Read - Google IO 2023: From Pixel Fold to Generative AI powered Search, here's everything Google announced today
The revamped movie creation tools allow users to create their own movies from scratch or from suggested themes. To make a movie, users have to search “movie” on their ChromeOS launcher, and they will find the shortcut to the Photos application. You can alternatively open the app manually through navigation. Also Read - How to reset your Chromebook: A step-by-step guide
With suggested themes, users can easily create high-quality movies. There will be several templates to choose from, tapping on one of which will let you automatically adjust photos and videos for your movie. With Google’s algorithm, certain important moments from your videos will be automatically selected to make longer videos short.
“Select the theme and the people (or pets!) you’d like included and Google Photos will use both video clips and photos to create a custom movie,” the company said. “It even intelligently selects the most meaningful moments from your long videos,” it added.
The new movie editor in the Photos app on Chromebook is a nifty way to edit videos and make movies out of them. It is useful for your college year’s farewell video or a surprise video of greetings for a family member. But if you are expecting more advanced tools that offer more granular control over videos, you must look for better options, some of which are still not available on ChromeOS.
— Written with inputs from IANS