Heard of photography appsperiments? Neither had we until this week, when Google coined the word in a blog post to describe the latest photography apps it has released.

Storyboard, Selfissimo! and Scrubbies use object recognition, person segmentation, stylisation algorithms and other technologies to create some fabulous effects on your photographs and footage.

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Some of the apps can be used on Android, and others on iOS. 

Selfissimo

Selfissimo

This app is great for taking arty selfies easily and quickly. Once you've downloaded the app to either your iOS or Android device, just open it up and press Start.

The app then takes a photograph every time you change your pose leaving you with a collection of images, all shot in black and white. When you have finished your photoshoot, tap the screen to end it.

You can sahre the photographs by pressing the arrow in the top right-hand corner, which then brings up the functions to send via Mail, instant message or other sharing apps. To delete them, just click the cross in the top left-hand corner and start again.

If the compliments while you’re posing become annoying you can turn them off. When you open the app click the three lines icon in the top left-hand corner and switch Show Compliments to off.

Android, free
iOS, free

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Scrubbies

Only for use on iOS devices, Scrubbies is a video-editing app that allows you to change the speed and direction of footage taken in the app to highlight a certain moment.

Scrubbies

Download the app and then press the white circle to start filming. Don’t worry if it looks dark, once you press play the screen will light up. If you need a helping hand you can click the three lines in the top left hand corner and press Tutorial for more instructions.

Once you’ve got the video you want to edit you use one finger to play the footage and two fingers allows you to manipulate the footage and share it.

It can take a few goes to get the clip you want, and the editing isn’t as sensitive as it could be, but the original footage will remain in your library. If you do like the ‘Scrubbie’ you take, make sure to send it on as otherwise it is deleted.

Scrubbies

To go back to old videos you have taken in the app click the top right-hand side.

iOS, free

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Storyboard

This app takes your videos and changes it into a comic book strip. It’s only available on Google Play, and it requires access to your own video library.

Once you have loaded a video you can pull down the top of the app to get the comic book filter, and it refreshes the look each time you pull down the top with six different visual styles.

Tap to save it or share it.

Storyboard

Android, free 

 

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