Google today announced the launch of two new experimental photography apps on iOS, which are designed to allow the company to test technologies like object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding, and more.

Called "appsperiments," the two apps include "Selfissimo" and "Scrubbies." Selfissimo is an automated selfie app that captures a stylish black and white photo each time you change to a new pose, sort of like a photo booth. The app lets you tap to start a photoshoot, and then it encourages you to adopt different poses. Each time it detects a pause in movement, it snaps a photo.

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Scrubbies lets you manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to create video loops of action scenes, funny faces, and replay moments. You can shoot a video directly in the app and then use swipe gestures to remix it.

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Scrubbies and Selfissimo can both be downloaded from the App Store for free.

Google has also released experimental apps for Android devices, and, since the company say this is the "first installment" of a series, we can expect additional photography apps to be released in the future.

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macbethfan Avatar
42 months ago
If Google released a camera app that used the same algorithm their Pixel phones use for image capture/analysis, that’d be great. I would never use the stock iOS Camera app again.
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D.T. Avatar
42 months ago


Google today announced the launch ('https://research.googleblog.com/2017/12/introducing-appsperiments-exploring.html') of two new experimental photography apps on iOS, which are designed to allow the company to test technologies like [S]object recognition, person segmentation, stylization algorithms, efficient image encoding and decoding, and more.[/S] targeted advertising.
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Sounds great!
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Morgenland Avatar
42 months ago
There are already around a thousand camera apps for iOs. Two more now. Yawn.

I have tested many camera apps and now work exclusively with Apple's Camera. It's amazing how accurately even wobbly taken panoramas are created, which proves how efficiently Apple has written its app. I was extremely enthusiastic after several tests. So, Google: Yawn! Leave the app programming to the professionals!
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citi Avatar
42 months ago
So, Google: Yawn! Leave the app programming to the professionals!
Last time I checked, the pixel software that establishes their portrait mode is considered to be the best of the bunch, even beating out iPhone X front facing camera. I'd say they are sticking to what they know.
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BigMcGuire Avatar
42 months ago
This is actually pretty cool - just got done using the Selfissimo app. It actually works and will keep going.

Wow the 7 selfies I just took are more than all the selfies I've ever taken... ever. Oh no! I'm becoming one of them :(.
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D.T. Avatar
42 months ago
OK, we officially had _way_ too much fun with this last night ... umm, I hope there wasn't any secret photo uploads going on ... :p
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