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Google Photos gets new video editing tools and a white color scheme

Google Photos movie editor: old and new (Source: Android Police)
Google Photos movie editor: old and new (Source: Android Police)
Although it still does not feature filters and themes or the ability to add text, the movie editor inside Google Photos has just received a new interface with a white color scheme, as well as new controls and commands that aim to improve the video editing capabilities of this popular app.

Some of those who usually open up the Google Photos app on their Android phone just to browse their photo collection and maybe do some minor image editing might not know it yet, but this popular app also includes a movie editor. Although it is quite a basic tool, the movie editor inside Google Photos has just received an update that makes it slightly more powerful than before.

The new features already rolled out to Google Photos users on iOS not so long ago, and now those on Android get them as well. The most obvious change is the white color scheme that replaces the all-black background that has been around until now. The user interface has been adjusted so that the primary video viewer sits at the top and a stack of the selected clips can be noticed underneath. In this stack, the user can easily notice how much of each clip is included in the currently loaded video file. There is no need to open the clips in a new screen to adjust the sliders since this can be easily done right in the main screen.

In addition to the above, additional controls such as moving up or down clips on the timeline, muting the original audio, replicating clips, removing them from the timeline — and more — have been added.

Unfortunately, there are still some basics missing, but we hope to see them added to the Google Photos app soon. The most popular ones in other similar tools and still not available here are the ability to place text on a video, filters, or predefined themes.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-23 (Update: 2018-04-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.