Bark! Insert Dog Pun (And Video) Here

Amy the Dog in “Dog Years,” a movie made with Google Assistant. A few years ago I wrote * about how cool this app was and how easy it made it to share pictures and video snippets in video form. It’s better and worse, but still neat and still only on Android and iOS.


Click To See the video from the new Google+ post here!

Thanks to face recognition in the Google Photos ecosystem, you can make a quick movie featuring a specific individual, or even your dog if you have enough pictures. I literally picked a sideways shot with Amy in it and Photos Assistant found the rest of the pictures based off of that, always including her in the ones it chose. It seems to be in chronological order too, which I like as a default, although you can and I did rearrange some of the order and timing of the images, which is really easy to do with the very basic graphical editor.

Amy The Dog Photos Movies On Creative Uploads

The music? I let Google pick the music and it’s perfectly cheesy and appropriate for such an experiment as this.

This movie was made on my iPad, and now I am going to have to explore the Android version again, because at least in iOS it has been simplified and lost some of the things I thought made it unique, in favor of other cheesier looking templates. But let me check the more native version and get back to you. It looks like it doesn’t support titles over the video anymore (although if you post to YouTube you can overlay text on existing video so you can mimic that kind of presentation.)

Some other Assistant Tricks shown on the Google Photos Assistant page - Creative Uploads

In the meantime, here’s a cute timeline of one of my dogs.

—–David

P.S. This was originally posted on our “Creative Upload” Google+ page to experiment with how the links all worked out, but as I write this it occurs to me that this updated post will probably cross post back…. Sorry about that but at least there’s more stuff.

* Another still useful post on Google Assistant is here though it mentions some now absent features.

Bark! Insert Dog Pun (And Video) Here was originally published on Creative Uploads

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Good Dog! Happy Dog!

Funny thing is the video that this comes from went on for a long, long time without even being a gif.

Wag wag wag

Happy Dog

—–David

P.S. Created by Google Photo Assistant. Well, I took the video on the first place, but all the times I meant to make an animated GIF of something I never did, or found a simple app to do it, so yeah! Couldn’t figure out how to link it live in WordPress of course, but one thing at a time. I could only create it as a link in the mobile app, but I was able to open the draft post in a web browser, click add media, then paste in a copied URL to an option on the left with that name. I got the URL from the “Copy Image Address” you usually get when you right-click an image in a web browser. Or when you long press and hold an image in a mobile browser.

P.P.S. The dog is not wagging his tail to the beat of the parody song I posted the other day, but he might be wagging it at the same tempo. If you want to check this theory you can sing along here. I put captions on it just to see how easy it would be. (Spoiler: pretty easy but took a little time to fine tune the timing. I’ll have to write a post on that, it’s a good way to expand your audience plus it’s a responsible thing to do.)

Good Dog! Happy Dog! was originally published on Creative Uploads