Google+ Auto-awesome goes manual mode for DIY gif-makers

May 21, 2014
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Google+ Auto-awesome goes manual mode for DIY gif-makers

If there was ever a key reason to want to use the Google-standard Android app "Photos" from Google+, today the group has given it. Here we’re seeing Google+ Photos bring on a set of abilities only otherwise given to the Auto-Awesome phantoms that run Google+. It’s almost as if Google initiated this program backward, letting everything be awesome automatically first, then giving the tools for manual workload second.

Motions

With Motions you’ll be able to create a gif. This means - in this case - that you’re selecting a number of photos from your Google+ library, the system then putting them together in a GIF file with ease. This GIF file is an image that moves, if you did not know, and one that can be shared by and hosted by Google+ at the same time.

You can see one of these fabulous GIF images shared by +Chris Burns (yours truly) right this minute. This image is a series of photos of the front end of Jabba’s Sail Barge, a LEGO set we’re currently reviewing - release set for May 25th!

Mixes

Mixes are photo collages. This tool allows you to select a number of images from your Google+ library of photos and combine them into one single image. This single image can have several different kinds of collage arrangements, all arranged by you manually.

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Where to access

On Android you’ll need to find your "Photos" app - that’s your Google+ Photos app, the one that comes standard with your Android 4.4 KitKat and above device. Once inside, you’ll have only to tap the "+" button in the upper right-hand corner of your display.

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From there it’s all rather simple! Have at it!


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