Did you get a chance to try Google photos? I want to show you some of my favorite still photos enhanced by #autoawesome.
Just in case you missed it before, I have been using Google photos for a while now and I’m very impressed with the product. I really like how Google is going beyond the simple storage and sharing service by adding autoawesome into the mix.
Currently I discovered a few different things Google can do, I think I mentioned it before on that post. Upload your video clips and photos to Google photos and in return you’ll get cool videos, animations, mix shots and enhanced photos.
Here are some of the best examples of enhanced photos by Google. I didn’t have to use Photoshop. Just upload and wait. These are all stills, I’ll show you some videos in another post.
Here’s an introductory video about Google photos, check it out.
If I had to edit photos for print or client work then Photoshop is your main tool. But, even then, I have seen some impressive results with photo effects and enhancements by Google.
The four examples above are all panorama composite images. Google took at least two photos and merged them together to create a bigger image.
If you can let go of some creative direction and work with what Google gives you then autoawesome beats Photoshop in many ways.
If I were to spend a good amount of time editing the photos in Photoshop I could probably do a better job, but I know each one of these photos would take me 15 to 40 minutes to enhance, maybe longer.
I don’t have to do that anymore. These are good enough (or better) than I need for my blog posts. This is pretty awesome, saves me time and effort.
I think the one from Seattle is pretty amazing. Google took many photos and turned them into a huge panoramic shot of the Seattle Skyline. The full dimensions came out to 6136 x 1600 pixels, if you care about that stuff.
I included the six photos above to show you some of the more creative modifications Google may do to your photos.
Notice the special effects on number 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Number 6 is another composite. Google made it look like everyone is smiling and looking at the camera. It took many shots where people not smiling and merged them to look like everyone is smiling. Neat no?
Photoshop could do this with the batch feature. But if I just take the photos, upload them, go to dinner and come back to find them pretty much ready for publishing, that is a win in my book.
One less excuse for you to not blog. Yes, you need pictures, and yes, you need videos but now you don’t need to know how to edit photos or create videos.
Just follow my posts about google photos and autoawesome and you’ll be set to go!