Google Photos – Auto GIF Creation

Last night we took a walk along the Seine with some old friends who we’ve been hanging out in Paris with this past week. There was a boat in the river that people were partying on and they started setting off fireworks. I took about six or eight photos of the fireworks along with a bunch of other photos on my phone.

This morning when I woke up, there was a notification from Google Photos that there was an “animation” available for me. When I clicked on that notification, I got this GIF. If you click on it, you can see the animation. I’m not sure why it doesn’t animate here in the WordPress post.


I think that’s pretty cool. Google figured out that those six or eight photos were all connected and stitched them into a GIF. Well done Google. This is not the first time Google Photos has delighted me with a notification like that.

We are wrapping up our time in Europe. I’ve got a board meeting and dinner tonight and we fly back tomorrow. It’s been a great trip but I’m eager to get back and start watching the Mets in real time.