Google Photos Gets New Video Editor, Enhanced Photo Features

New Delhi: Google Photos has introduced video editing features that will allow Android users to make more granular adjustments to videos.

The updated video editor brings similar granular adjustments as the photo editor that was updated last year. Previously, all you could do was trim, rotate, and stabilize your videos but you’ll be able to do a lot more to them this time around. For starters, you will now be able to crop and straighten the frame so viewers can focus more on the subject. You will also be able to change perspectives and even add filters to them.

The latest Google Photos update adds an overhauled video editing experience with options for cropping, perspective change, granular edits (brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth), and built-in filters.

Google One members are getting additional photo editing options which were until now exclusive to Pixel phones. These include Portrait Blur and Portrait Light rely on machine learning to blur backgrounds and add lighting on faces on already captured images. There’s also the Blur and Color Pop filters which add depth information to images taken without portrait mode.

The new Google Photos video editor has started rolling out to Android users and will continue to do so in the next few days. Meanwhile, the enhanced photo editing feature will only be available for those who are subscribed to Google One.