Google Photos app has been updated with a new video editor and editing features. Like photos, users will be able to crop, zoom, make granular adjustments, and more to edit their videos. Since the editing features are already available on iOS, the new video editor is the only new feature coming to the platform.
For the past few months, Google has been releasing new features to its photos app. In 2020, the developer redesigned the app‘s user interface, added a new view map and memories feature, and lets users sync their liked photos on the app with the Apple photos app. The announcement reads,
Last year, we launched a new, more helpful photo editor in the Google Photos app on Android with easy-to-use granular adjustments and smart suggestions to help perfect your shots. Today, we’re adding even more editing capabilities to Google Photos so you can easily fine-tune your memories — no expertise needed.
we’re introducing an updated video editor that has granular adjustments like our photo editor, so you can apply your own signature look to your videos. We’re also bringing more photo editing features previously only available on Pixel to Google One members.
Crop, adjust, rotate, and do more to your videos using the new Google Photos Video editor
Like photographs, to be able to alter videos is an important feature for a Photos app. Now, the new update gives iOS and Andriod users more options to edit their videos as per their preference like crop, add filters and do more.
With the new video editor, in addition to trimming, stabilizing and rotating your videos, you’ll now be able to crop, change perspective, add filters, apply granular edits (including brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth) and more.
There are now more than 30 controls, but a good place to start is with cropping and straightening the frame to focus more on the subject. And if the scene is poorly exposed, you can adjust the brightness to make your video shine.
Also keep in mind that, Google Photos changes its unlimited high-quality storage policy. In effect from June 1, 2021, the limit is going to be 15GB. Google has also changed the storage for Google Drive and Gmail.
New editing features in the new update for Google One members are:
- Portrait Blur – “You can blur the background post-snap.”
- Portrait Light – “You can improve the lighting on faces in portraits.”
- Color pop – “For photos with depth information (like photos captured in portrait mode) and anyone with Google Photos can use them at no cost.”