Google Launches New iPhone App That Improves Your Live Photos

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Here’s one reason for you to go back to all of those seemingly worthless Live Photos that you previously took on your iPhone.

Google has come up with a new cool app that not only improves those GIF-like 3-second motion clips, it practically salvages those blurry and choppy ones.

Called Motion Stills, the iPhone app stabilizes your Live Photos by freezing the background of the image so that only the motion at the center of the frame is captured. The result? Smooth clips that can be truly compelling and (finally!) worth showing.


Once you’re done, you can save it as a GIF or a video clip that you can easily share on social media.

“We pioneered this technology by stabilizing hundreds of millions of videos and creating GIF animations from photo bursts,” Google writes on its Research Blog. “Our approach identifies optimal start and end points, and also discards blurry frames. As an added benefit, this fixes ‘pocket shots’ (footage of the phone being put back into the pocket).”

Another cool thing about the app is that using it doesn’t require an Internet connection, although it does leave a small GIF watermark on the outputs.

Photos via Google

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