Now, the popular editing app can also edit videos, thanks to its new filters and other adjustment features. Its new update is also available in macOS Big Sur.
To help you get started, here’s a quick guide on how to do it. Before we start, it is important to know that it is also the central repository for media generated by the camera.
Google Photos functions as a storage system for your self-captured videos. This means that the app offers some features to adjust the stored or captured videos.
There’s no denying that Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and iMovie are the best choices for a full video editing suite. However, these tools may be too much if you’re just adjusting one clip.
Google Photos is the best option for simple trimming of videos and making easy corrections. Why? Because this software won’t require you to use advanced and complicated tools.
To help you further, this guide will assist you in using it in macOS Big Sur. Here are the easy steps you can follow.
How to use Google Photos’ editing capability
- First, you need to choose a video you will edit. To do this, you must double-click the file to see a full-view of the media.
- After that, you must click the “Edit” option. This is located in the top-right corner of your screen. Tapping this will bring up a tab offering different editing options.
- All the filters and adjustments are easy to manage. Once you’re done with your video, click the “Done” button to save it. This one is also located in the top-right corner of your tab.
- Google Photos allow you to save your video in a non-destructive mode. This means that you can keep the original video intact.
Google Photos also offers features that can enhance your video file’s quality. Here’s a simple way to do it.
First, you need to double click the file to show the blown-up view of the video, just like in the first guide.
Then, you can choose the “Magic Wand” option. This is located in the top-right corner of your tab. The one you should be looking for is labeled “Auto Enhance.”
What’s great about this is you no longer need to adjust the video manually. The Magic Wand button will automatically make the changes for you. These include the exposure, grain, details, ISO, and more.
Once you are satisfied with the result, you can now save your video. To do this, you need to click the “Done” button to save your work. Just like in video editing, this feature will give you the original video intact.
This part of Google Photo also gives you the rotate button. It efficiently works in both video and photo file. All you need to do is click the video counterclockwise 90 degrees.