Google Photos is already well known for its impressive AI capabilities, bringing people, pets, and places together and editing them on the fly for you. Later this year, it will add a new feature: video editing. The only drawback is that it will only come to Chromebooks. For now.
Google Photos already does an admirable job of turning photos into fun slideshows and creating fun highlight clips from existing videos. But all of that is automated and you don’t have much (if any) control over how it works. Now Google says it will add a video editor to Photos that will give you that control.
You can follow a simple path by selecting a topic and then the people or pets you want to include in the video, just like existing Google featured clips. Or you can start from scratch and create a video from scratch, similar to traditional video editors. The editor will let you “trim or edit video clips to adjust brightness, contrast, and more.” You can even take advantage of Google’s “True Tone” filters.
But the big drawback is that for now, this will be a Chromebook-exclusive feature. Google hasn’t said if or when the video editor will come to Google Photos on Android or iOS, but generally a feature found on one platform finds its way to the others.
The Google Photos video editor will arrive “over the next few months.