Amongst the many research departments at Google, Research at Google has just developed Storyboard, an image editing software for Android that's capable of converting a video in movie format into a comic.
If you remember the 2006 movie by Richard Linklater, A Scanner Darkly, featuring, amongst others, Robert Downey Jr, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, and Woody Harrelson, the effect you can apply to your videos is similar. In other words, whatever you film will be given the aspect of a comic. If you haven't seen it, it doesn't matter (however, we recommend you to watch it), because whatever your record can be given an effect with which you'll convert the frames of your choice into comic strips.
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But the most interesting aspect of this app isn't precisely the fact that you can convert the image... we've seen that in plenty of applications capable of applying filters and effects to an image to convert them into something different.
The most interesting thing is the artificial intelligence used by this software, capable of choosing the most appropriate frames to put together a comic with sense and that has to do with the original file.
Photo editor or video editor? Maybe a bit of both.
If you were wondering how to convert your video into a comic, just follow these simple steps:
- Step 1: open the video with the application.
- Step 2: search for the layer you want to apply to provide the aspect of your choice.
- Step 3: tap the screen to save the result or share it online.
As we mentioned above, this APK is a result of the research at a Google lab where there are loads of clever guys inventing some really cool stuff that they later bring to apps like this one. But what they're really after is the development of a smarter artificial intelligence...
In any case, for the time being, you can download this image editor for Android with the guarantee that you won't be stuffed with adverts, spyware or anything similar. Google already knows enough about you...