Google Photos has recently been greatly revamped, offering “unlimited” storage of photos in “high quality,” or up to 15 GB if you upload original photos. “High quality” is pretty darn high, so I experimented by dumping a bunch (several thousand) photos into my account.
But that, as with many things Google, isn’t all. Google also has an “assistant” that does things like automatically create photo “stories” from photos, and “animations” from groups of photos that were taken over a short period of essentially the same scene. The “animations” are really animated GIF images (which are in turn a series of images saved as a single file), and the results can be startling.
Here are some animated GIFs of a recent trip to Colorado. All of these animated GIFs were created by Google Photo’s “assistant,” without any editing from me. In fact, I didn’t even ask for them; the “assistant” picked out photos and created them without any effort or notice from me.