Today, Google announced an exciting new feature for its photo service. It’s called movie photos, and as you can see in the demo below, this will automatically create a 3D-like effect for some of your photos. find movie photos in the latest important moments at the top of the photo grid.
The feature wants you to relive memories in a more vivid and realistic way and uses machine learning to predict image depth and produce a 3D representation of the scene, even if the original image does not include camera depth information. The last step is to animate a virtual camera for a smooth panning effect, similar to what you see in movies – hence the name Cinematic photos.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing movie photos to help you relive your memories in a way that feels more vivid and realistic. Http://t.co/waXN3EF957 pic.twitter.com/BY2duRwjde
– Google Photos (@googlephotos) December 15, 2020
This will be gradually released to photo users next month. You’ll be able to share movie photos with people, sending them as videos “in just a few taps.”
In addition, Google Photos also gets some new collage patterns, “richer, artistically designed layouts,” that are populated and stylized using AI, which bases its selections on finding colors similar to those in photos and using them to emphasize specific details, such as font and background color.
Memories will now display photos of the most important people in your life and will soon show your favorite things and activities – think about sunsets, baking, hiking. Of course, you can always hide certain people or periods of time so that you don’t get hit with a collage with your ex.