Google Photos gets new 3D Cinematic photos and other features
Google has recently rolled out an update to Google Photos, bringing in new 3D Cinematic photos and other features.
The update features Cinematic photos, which automatically create a 3D-like effect for some of the shots. Google uses machine learning to predict an image’s depth and produce a 3D representation of the scene to make it more vivid and realistic, even if the original image doesn’t include depth information from the camera. Then, they animate a virtual camera for a smooth panning effect.
This feature can be found under the Memories section of the app, showing off the Cinematic photos in the users’ recent highlights at the top of the photo grid. This aims to relive memories, allowing users to go back and feel that moment. The feature also allows users to save and share it as a video.
Recently, Google started rolling out updated collage designs, showing off the users’ captured photos in a new way. It features artistically designed layouts populated and stylized using AI.
Google is also rolling out new themes for Memories. With this, users will see Memories surface photos of the most important people in their life. Also, starting soon, users will see Memories about their favorite things, like sunsets and various activities such as baking or hiking, based on the photos of the users’ uploads.
Meanwhile, Google recognizes that not all Memories are worth revisiting; that’s why users have the control to hide specific people or time periods they don’t show up in the Memories.
The cinematic photos feature is currently available on the Google Photos app on Android and iOS. To turn it on/off: Tap on the account profile photo > Photos settings > Memories > Advanced > toggle on/off Cinematic photos. Just take note to update the app.