What is an Auto Awesome and How to Create One
Recently, Google+ announced a new feature for photos and videos known as Auto Awesome. An Auto Awesome is an animation created from taking a series of photos and videos, like the one below created by +martin shervington
. An Auto Awesome as a gif, video, or combined slide show of them both. With the inclusion of animated gifs from the launch of Google+, the Google + team wanted to include the feature for users to create their own content and story.
Many influential users such as +matthew rappaport
, +Guy Kawasaki
and +Yifat Cohen
have begun sharing Auto Awesome posts to their streams weekly, if not daily, engaging their circles in new and interesting ways. This is another way for Google+ and it’s users to set itself apart from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine.
To start using Auto Awesome, simply follow these easy steps:
1. Download the Google Plus app to your iPhone or Android
2. Go into your camera settings and make sure that Auto Awesome Backup, Auto Awesome and Auto enhance features are enabled.
3. Start taking photos and videos
4. Wait for Google to create an Auto Awesome
5. Share it
Pro tips for getting the most out of Auto Awesome:
•Share Auto Awesomes on other social networks, including Pinterest.
•Upload multiple images of the same object or scene with different exposures (low, normal and high) and Auto Awesome will merge them together to create a picture with the most optimal clarity and contrast.
•Take multiple photos of a group of people, and Auto Awesome will attempt to choose the best shots of each individual and merge them into one photo.
•For those of you without the iPhone, take a series of photos panning across a screen to cue Auto Awesome to merge them together into a panoramic image.
•You can adjust Auto Awesome to auto enhance in low or high settings. Low meaning it will take it easy on the photo enhancement, or you can turn it off altogether.
•Take multiple images of the same subject, with different focus areas to see what Auto Awesome will put together for you.
•Check out Google Plus’ new feature, Explore, to discover new Auto Awesomes people are sharing by visiting https://plus.google.com/explore
and typing in #autoawesome
into the search bar.
Authors: +Sarah Schager
and +Brooke Brown #autoawesomemotion #autoawesomesnow #autoawesomemovie #socialmedia