Google has announced three new photography applications: Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies.
The new apps are part of a new "appsperiments" program that Google just launched. The "appsperimental" approach was inspired in part by Motion Stills, an app developed by researchers at Google that converts short videos into cinemagraphs and time lapses using experimental stabilization and rendering technologies.
The first app is Storyboard (Android). It transforms your videos into single-page comic layouts, entirely on device. Simply shoot a video and load it in Storyboard. The app automatically selects interesting video frames, lays them out, and applies one of six visual styles. Save the comic or pull down to refresh and instantly produce a new one. Googlesays there are approximately 1.6 trillion different possibilities.
Selfissimo! (iOS, Android) is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photo each time you pose. Tap the screen to start a photoshoot. The app encourages you to pose and captures a photo whenever you stop moving. Tap the screen to end the session and review the resulting contact sheet, saving individual images or the entire shoot.
Scrubbies (iOS) lets you manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to produce video loops that highlight actions, capture funny faces, and replay moments. Shoot a video in the app and then remix it by scratching it like a DJ. Scrubbing with one finger plays the video. Scrubbing with two fingers captures the playback so you can save or share it.