Smartphones have democratized a myriad of skills, normally which would have taken you years to master. Video editing, languages are just some of the most widely used epitomes of this. Google made another one of such talents accessible to everyone with the launch of an app called “Storyboard”. The app is part of the company’s new “Appsperiments” program and lets you create comic-book strips out of videos. Here’s how you can get started.
- To begin with, head over to the Play Store and download the Storyboard app which is entirely free of cost. Unfortunately, it’s exclusive to Android phones for now.
- Once it has been installed, fire up the app and import an existing video. Let it process the file and voila! Your very own comic book is ready to hit the shelves.
- Now comes the most interesting tidbit of the app — you can just pull down on the result and Storyboard will shuffle the filters, layouts and present you with another strip. You can continue to refresh it until you’ve found the ONE.
- Tapping on the strip will reveal the only three options the app comes with — The first one is loading for a different video, save with the second and lastly, share.
If you want multiple pages, you’re out of luck for now. Although there’s a workaround available — snip your original video into clips and then turn them into strips one by one. On completion, you can employ any of the plethora PDF builder apps to stitch them together.
That’s about it. Storyboard is definitely a bit too barebones than I usually prefer. However, it’s just an experimental app and will probably make its way to other bigger platforms such as Google Photos. It’s still worth a download and will appeal to every layman user due to that imitated interface.