In an official blog post, Google has today announced that over the next month, Google Photos users will start seeing their Memories brought to life with Cinematic photos, a new feature that brings updated collage designs to highlight some of your favourite activities.
With Cinematic photos, users can view their memories in a way that feels more vivid and realistic “so you feel like you’re transported back to that moment,” says Google. The feature uses machine learning to predict an image’s depth and produce a 3D representation of the scene.
Google notes that even if the photo doesn’t originally include depth information from the camera, it is animated by a virtual camera for a smooth panning effect, just like a movie.
Google Photos will automatically create Cinematic photos for you. Just make sure your app is updated. Once ready, it will show up in your recent highlights at the top of your photo grid.
If you want to share a Cinematic photo with your friends or family so they can relive the moment too, you can send it as a video in just a few taps.