As soon as next month, ChromeOS will get a bunch of new tools for editing videos and making things easier to do. Google is adding new editing features to its Google Photos apps, including a new movie editor. It is said to make it easier to make videos “with just a few taps.” In addition to these tools, Google Photos’ wallpapers, Light and Dark Themes, PDF editing tools, Calendar integration, and Virtual Desks all have new features. From the first week of August, Chromebooks will start getting the new features.
Google Photos is getting its first big set of features in the form of a new movie editor and video editing tools. Google says that the tool for making movies has been updated so that users can make “high-quality movies” quickly by using suggested themes, adding AI effects like Real Tone filters, adding music and title cards, and other things. With better integration into the OS, users will be able to open a video in the Gallery app and edit it in Google Photos with just one tap.
Google also says that the new features of Google Photos can make a movie automatically. The user has to choose a theme, photos and videos of people (or pets), and Google Photos will put them all together to make a movie, just like it does on Android. From August on, these features will be available first on Chromebooks.
Aside from the new features for movies and videos, Google Photos is also getting better wallpapers. You can not only set wallpapers from Google Photos albums, but you can also have them change every day. Google is also adding Dark and Light themes to ChromeOS. You can choose one of the themes or the “auto” option, which will change from light to dark automatically when day turns to night. Google says that some wallpapers also work with this change.
There are also other features, such as the ability to edit PDFs in the Gallery app, which is the default media app for Chromebooks, a deeper integration of the Calendar app so that details can be seen quickly without having to open another app or browser tab, and improvements to notifications that make the user interface cleaner. In August, all of these features will also be added to ChromeOS. The Virtual Desks feature lets users keep all apps and windows related to a project together in one place. They can save and close an entire desk and then pick up where they left off with just one tap. ChromeOS will get this feature at the end of September.