Capturing those special moments on your phone may be about to get even easier
Google may have just fixed one of the biggest problems with taking videos on your smartphone.
The company has upgraded its Google Photos app to automatically stabilise videos captured by your phone with just a tap.
The update should lead to a much smoother experience when filming videos, removing much of the juddering and jumping normally seen on smartphone clips.
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Users can enjoy the new feature by downloading the updated Google Photos app from the Play Store today.
Once you’ve created a video, open it in the app and tap the ‘Stabilise’ button.
Google Photos will then work through and provide you with a smoother video, albeit one that is slightly smaller window size.
However the experience isn’t completely perfect just yet, with some test videos showing slight distortions around the edge – but unless you’re watching it on a large you, the differences probably won’t be too noticeable.
The news comes shortly after Google upgraded its Image Search capability with a fashionable makeover.
Google Image Search will now be able to search within its own photo results to draw out individual items or products which it thinks you will like.
The new addition, called “Similar items”, uses new machine version technology to detect specific items in other photos.
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That means that selecting an image will now bring up a list of items featured in the item for you to browse and buy.
For example, a model’s fashion shot will now display suggestions showing the items featured in these result photos, such as sunglasses, handbags and shoes.