Google launches iOS App that turns Live Images into GIFs

June 8, 2016 Published by:

Google launches iOS App that turns Live Images into GIFs

Live photos are amongst the latest features that iPhone has come up with in the new iPhone 6s series. This feature lets iPhone users to click live pictures in the form of live videos having very low frame rate with sound before and after you click with the iPhone camera. These live photos have a drawback that they cannot be shared easily to non-iOS devices and users. With this, developers have tried to come up with various apps that let users convert live photos into easily shareable files.

Google has successfully launched an app named Motion Stills that turns live photos into shareable GIFs. This app gives iPhone users new ways to click and share live photos. This app is free and is only available on iOS devices. But, the app will automatically turn your iPhone live photos into actual GIFs that can be shared and seen on all devices including Android. This app also has a feature to avoid shaky movements while clicking live photos and stabilizes them to give a clear GIF. Google has added the video stabilization technology into the app to enable users to separate the subject from the background, freeze the background into a still image or create sweeping cinematic pans.

How Motion Stills works?

iOS users with Appleā€™s latest iPhones can use this app. One can get the app on the Apple Store for free download. Once you download the app, you can see options to convert live photos taken from the native camera of your iPhone into GIFs or video clips. You can also combine multiple live images into a moving montage. The app allows you to share these created GIFs quickly through a messenger app or social media to any devices or users. And the best thing about this app is that it does not require an internet connection to work on live photos.

With Motion Sills, you can convert your photos into GIFs that play in a loop forever or even combine multiple GIFs to create a movie or video clip. This app will also remove shakiness from the photos being clicked by the native camera by stabilizing the camera movement. To keep the background still, Motion Stills separates the background from the rest of the image, converts the backdrop into a still image and adds cinematic pans to it to avoid blurriness.

The end results are subtle looking GIFs and movies with still backgrounds that can be easily shared with multiple devices and users.

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