Chromebooks will have their own video editor and more


Developers at Google continue to make Chromebooks more appealing to potential buyers. This time it was announced the soon appearance of video editing with Google Photos app, support for light and dark UI design themes, as well as other personalization options.
Image source: Google

Image source: Google

At this stage, little is known about the ability to edit videos on a Chromebook using Google Photos. Published snapshots of the app make it clear that users will only be able to change basic features such as contrast and brightness, as well as add audio to video footage and merge clips. At the same time, the editor will be able to "intelligently select the most meaningful moments from the user's videos," as well as offering to use different themes as the basis for the clips.   

Chromebooks capabilities in terms of video editing will not end here. Google has announced that professional video editor LumaFusion will also be available on Chromebooks. The porting of this app is notable not only because Chromebook users will have the option to use a professional-grade video editor. It also means that the product created for iOS, which Apple even called the app of the year, is being transferred to the Chrome OS universe, so that Chromebook owners will have more options when it comes to video processing.  

It was also announced that the Gallery and Photos apps for Chromebooks will have a number of less visible innovations in the coming months. For example, Chromebook users will be able to open images in "Gallery" and then move them to "Photos." In August, developers plan to add features to "Gallery" to edit PDF files. Using the application "Photos" will be able to extract photos for later use as the background image of the desktop. In this case, the pictures used as wallpaper will automatically adjust to the overall design concept, depending on which theme is selected in the settings.  

It is also known that the Chromebooks will get new features to improve productivity. One of them will be support for virtual "desktops", which will allow you to group tabs and applications together. In addition, the calendar in Chrome OS, available when you click on the date in the taskbar, will get synchronization with the Google Calendar service.