Google wants you to try its new photo apps

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Google, on 12 December, announced the launch of three new apps which are centered around photography.

Google introduced on Monday three new photography-focused applications - Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies.

Google is soliciting feedback from users within the apps, and indicates that it will be launching other "appsperiments" in the future.

Created to explore the potential of mobile photography using its latest technology, Appsperiments launches with a collection of three apps described as "usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology".

The "appsperiments" program is inspired by Google's Motion Stills app, introduced past year, that provides video stabilization for Apple Inc.'s Live Photos.

Google just recently released three new experimental photography apps: Storyboard for only Android, Selfissimo for both iOS and Android, and Scrubbies for iOS only. This is app is right now available only on Android. The app encourages you to pose and captures a photo whenever you stop moving.

Selfissimo! Is an automated selfie app that takes photos in black and white each time one poses for the camera.

Storyboard makes video clips and automatically generates six frames which it assembles out in a comic book-style template.

By the looks of it, the Storyboard app looks like an enhanced version of the Prisma app, but it is limited to Android for now. Google Maps will soon start telling you when to get off a train or bus during your journeys. Here, a user shoots a video on their phone and loads it into the app. It will let you review the images by saving individual images or the whole shoot.

Scrubbies, an iOS-only app, works similarly to the scrubbing feature seen on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

"Scrubbies" lets the user easily manipulate the speed and direction of video playback to produce video loops that highlight actions, capture amusing faces and replay moments.

Put simply, it allows users to scrub a video with one finger to play it through or record the playback with two fingers to save and share as a video loop, but put differently, it lets them remix videos "by scratching it like a DJ".