Google+ Adds New Features for Photographers Including a New Auto Awesome Movie Maker


Google+ Adds New Features for Photographers Including a New Auto Awesome Movie Maker

Google+ is adding a whole bunch of features to lure even more photographers onto its social network, and it's also introducing a new Auto Awesome Movie movie-making feature which automatically edits together a short movie based on your clips and photos.

The new photo features include the ability to backup full-sized photos in the background for iOS (coming soon). Google+ can now recognize over a thousand different objects in images, so you can type in a search term to find what you're looking for. Auto Enhance automatically adjusts each image added to Google+, and you can now tone the adjustments up or down according to taste, and exempt albums entirely from enhancements. 

The Snapseed app gets a new HDR Scape filter, which delivers faux-HDR-like effects with a single tap. Google is also adding Analog Efex Pro to the Nik Collection for US$149; Google bought the acclaimed photo company Nik Software in late 2012 and dropped the complete suite's of six photo-editing apps to US$149 down from US$500.

Three new techniques are being added to Auto Awesome: Action, Eraser and Movie. Action takes a series of images and composites them together to create a single strobe-effect photo, while Eraser takes a sequence of photos and erases whatever's moving in the picture to give you a cleaner photo without random people walking in the background.

The Auto Awesome Movie feature produces a short highlight video using your photos and videos, complete with stabilization, effects, transitions and a soundtrack, automatically. Check out the video below to see how it works.

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Google says that all of the new features will be available later this week, while Auto Awesome Movie only works on certain devices with Android 4.3+.

Source: Official Google Blog via The Next Web and Connect.

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