(Pocket-lint) – Google has announced new features coming to Chromebooks, including a video editor and movie maker for Google Photos.
The update will first be available to Chromebook users this fall, Google said in a blog post. If you have a Chromebook, you’ll be able to create an “end-to-end movie consisting of multiple video clips, photos, a title card, and music.” You can suggest themes to the Google Photos app as well as specific photos and videos so it can generate a movie for you. Or you can go the blank canvas route, selecting and arranging content the way you want, with the ability to “trim video clips or edit them to adjust brightness, contrast and more”.
The new Google Photos app will also include what Google calls Real Tone filters. These were designed to “work well on all skin tones”.
Google said you’ll be able to switch between editing in the gallery in Chromebooks, Files apps, and the Google Photos app itself, so you can open a video in the Gallery app and move it directly to Google Photos for viewing. transparent editing.
This feature will arrive later this year as part of a Chrome OS update. Google isn’t announcing yet whether these video-editing features will be incorporated into the Google Photos mobile apps for iOS and Android, but Google, in general, most of the app’s new features are making their way to all platforms. We suspect Chromebook users are simply the first, with other devices to follow.
For more on Google Photos and how it works, including tips and tricks, check out Pocket-lint’s in-depth guide.
Written by Maggie Tillman.