The Google Photos app for iOS gets an updated video editor that adds several useful new features, including the ability to crop video clips, add filters, crop, and make adjustments like exposure, contrast, and saturation.
The new video editor options work similarly to the existing photo editing tools. Just tap the “Edit” button when previewing a video and you will be taken to the new editor which adds several new tabs in addition to the existing “Export Frame” option.
There are a variety of filters available, including an “Auto” filter that intelligently adjusts your video. There are manual adjustment controls that are divided into a light menu (for exposure, contrast, white, highlight, shadow, black and vignette controls) and color (for adjusting saturation, warmth, hue, skin tone and deep blue) .
The trim menu also offers a number of options that should be helpful when converting videos for sharing on social media platforms like Instagram. The new editor offers both preset cropping such as 1
The new additions significantly expand user control over videos in the Google Photos app. So far, users have limited themselves to basic stabilization, rotation, and adjustments to the start and stop time – which is still the case with Android.
The new iOS features are similar to what was previously shown in a redesigned editor that Google is working on for Android 9to5Google, although it’s not clear when Google will release this update. However, with the iOS editing tools already available, it is likely that the Android version isn’t too far behind.