Google’s Motion Stills App Turns Your Live Photos Into GIFs, Movies

The app allows users to create sharable GIFs and looping videos with individual Live Photos, as well as to create longer videos by swiping to combine multiple Live Photos into movies.

Google released Motion Stills, an iOS application that allows users to transform Live Photos into GIFs and movies. The app includes video stabilization technology, which works to reduce the shakiness in Live Photos.

The Motion Stills app allows users to create sharable GIFs and looping videos from individual Live Photos, as well as to create longer videos by swiping to combine multiple Live Photos into movies. When creating videos, users can drag and drop clips to change their playback order before finalizing their projects. Users can upload finished videos directly to YouTube, or they can save them to their devices for sharing on other platforms.

A blog post reads:

This app is a way for us to experiment and iterate quickly on the technology needed for short video creation. Based on the feedback we receive, we hope to integrate this feature into existing products like Google Photos.

The Motion Stills app is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.