Turn Christmas memories into amazing videos! Know how to add effects to videos in Google Photos | How-to

Turn Christmas memories into amazing videos! Know how to add effects to videos in Google Photos

Google Photos allows users to add effects to their videos, making them more appealing and stand out on social media. Know how to add effects to videos in Google Photos to your Christmas videos.

| Updated on: Dec 25 2023, 11:41 IST
10 basic tasks you can do on a Microsoft Excel sheet that will make your job simple and easy
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1/6 Do you use Microsoft Excel for your daily tasks that have to do with some sort of data or other? If not start using a Microsoft Excel sheet now! MS Excel changed the way we manage our day-to-day data a long time ago and since then a huge number of features have been added. From simple calculations to tracking information, you can do everything in a jiffy with MS Excel. Through MS Excel cells, you can add up your data, sort and filter it, put it in tables, and build charts out of it. Check out the 10 basic tasks to do on a  Microsoft Excel sheet. (Microsoft)
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2/6 1. Creating a New Workbook and SheetsIn Excel, each workbook contains sheets, that act as spreadsheets. To start a new workbook, click on File, then New, and choose Blank Workbook. You can add multiple sheets to organize your data efficiently.2. Entering Data: To Enter data, click on an empty cell, like A1, and start entering your data—numbers or text. Press Enter or Tab to move to the next cell. Cells are crucial, forming the grid that allows you to organize information effectively.  (Pexels)
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3/6 3- Applying Cell Borders: To add cell borders, select the cell or range of cells, go to the Home tab, click on the arrow next to Borders in the Font group, and choose the border style you prefer.4-AutoSum:  To calculate quickly, select the cell below or to the right of your data, navigate to the Home tab, and click on AutoSum in the Editing group. Excel will automatically calculate the sum for you. (Pexels)
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4/6 5. Basic Formulas: you can explore Excel's mathematical capabilities by using simple formulas. Start a cell with an 'equal to' sign (=), type your formula (e.g., =2+4), and press Enter. Excel can handle addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.6. Formatting Numbers: To distinguish between different types of numbers, apply formatting such as currency, percentages, or dates. Select the cells containing your numbers, go to the Home tab, click the arrow in the General box, and choose your desired format.  (Pexels)
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5/6 7. Creating Tables for Easy Data Management: Efficiently manage and analyze your data by converting it into a table. Select your data, click the Quick Analysis button in the bottom-right corner, choose Tables, and click the Table button. This allows for quick filtering and sorting.8. Filtering Data in Tables: To filter data within a table, click the arrow in the table header of a column. Clear the Select All checkbox, then choose the specific data you want to display. This feature is invaluable for focusing on relevant information.
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6/6 9. Saving Your WorkNow you can ensure your work is secure by saving it. Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar or press Ctrl+S. If it's your first time saving, select a location, enter a name for your workbook, and click Save.10. Activating and Using Add-Ins: You can extend Excel's functionality by activating add-ins. Navigate to the File tab, choose Options, go to the Add-Ins category, select Excel Add-ins, and click Go. Check the add-ins you want to use, click OK, and if prompted, install the selected add-ins. (Pixabay)
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Want to make your Christmas videos memorable? Know how to add effects to videos in Google Photos. (Google)

Want to look good in videos captured during your Christmas celebrations? You can with Google Photos! It will let you turn your favourite memories into amazing videos by adding effects. The platform has become extremely popular in recent years, serving as a replacement for the Gallery app on many Android smartphones. While it initially offered a backup facility for all your photos and videos, Google has turned the Photos app into an AI powerhouse, with several nifty features such as Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, and more. Meanwhile, you can simply add effects to your videos to make them more appealing.

Add effects to videos

Although there is a vast range of third-party apps available on the Google Play Store that have a similar functionality, Google Photos also allows users to add filters, crop photos, and more on their mobile devices or computers. In addition to tweaking the videos such as adjusting the brightness, contrast, and more, you can also add a plethora of video styles to make them stand out on social media! While some of these filters slightly enhance the video, others can give them a major makeover.

Although there are a vast range of third-party apps available on the Google Play Store that have a similar functionality, Google Photos 

It is important to note that these effects are limited to Google Pixel owners or Google One subscribers.

The video effects include - Dust mix, Paper tear, B&W film, Lomo, Light leak, Film mood, Chromatic, Fish eye, Vintage, Layouts, Retro film, and Poster.

How to add effects to videos in Google Photos

1. Open the Google Photos app on your Pixel device or smartphone with a Google One subscription.

2. Select the video you want to add effects to.

3. Now, tap on the Edit icon.

4. Next, find the Effects tab and tap on it.

5. Choose one of the 12 preset effects that you wish to add to your video.

6. Tap Save Copy when done. That's it! The video with added effects will now be saved.

Have yourself a Merry Christmas!

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First Published Date: 25 Dec, 11:41 IST