Thursday, April 27, 2017

Take Videos and Google Photos can make Movies

Do you ever use your smartphone to take videos?  ... on purpose? :-)
You should! These smartphone cameras are excellent video cameras. Just take 20 seconds of video occasionally and you’ll be glad you did. Then you can put together cool little movies with just a couple clicks using Google Photos. Your screen will look different during the movie making process in Android vs. iOS, but the steps below are the same:
  1. Select the photos and video clips you want included in your movie
  2. Click the + in the upper right and choose Movie
  3. Google Photos will automatically add music 
  4. That's it! If you see a Save button, tap that.
Here's one I just made of our travels from the west coast of California to Tennessee.


If you are a Geeks on Tour member, we have tutorial videos on this.
** These tutorials are for the Android version of Google Photos. 
The iOS version is newer, using technology from Google's purchase of the video editing company called Fly Labs. I will make tutorials on that version soon, meanwhile you can watch this video from my fellow Google Photos Top Contributor:
Movie Maker is not available on the Web version, just on mobile devices. See the list of supported devices here.

If you have Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos, you will see movies covered in Chapter 10: Creations


Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Top Contributor for the Google Photos Forum, owner of the LearnGooglePhotos.com blog, and author of Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos
She loves to teach! If you want to learn, you’ve come to the right place.