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8 September 2016

In a Google Photos blog post today, the company announced the latest iOS version uses the advanced stabilization and rendering of its Motion Stills app.

"Our algorithm uses linear programming to compute a virtual camera path that is optimized to recast videos and bursts as if they were filmed using stabilization equipment, yielding a still background or creating cinematic pans to remove shakiness," the company explained upon the release of Motion Stills in June.

The 2.0.0 iOS update also allows you to sort photos within albums chronologically or by recently added (but not by filename yet, alas). And you can choose a new thumbnail for faces in People and share more easily to YouTube.

For more information see the text of the blog post below.

Enhance your Live Photos & sort albums in new ways

Live Photos bring photos to life with sound and motion, but can suffer from the everyday bumps and shakes that happen when you take photos. Plus, they can be hard to share with friends who don't have an iPhone.

Now, with the latest Google Photos update on iOS, you can make your Live Photos smoother and more shareable in just a tap.

Using advanced stabilization and rendering originally used in the Motion Stills app, Google Photos can freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans, turning your Live Photos into beautiful, captivating moments. Easily save it as a looping video and share it with anyone.

This update also includes the ability to sort photos in albums chronologically or by recently added (fear not -- this is coming soon to Android and Web as well). And, based on your feedback, you can now choose a new thumbnail for faces in People.

Learn more about the technology behind Motion Stills stabilization:

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