For my high school graduation, my mom put together an album with photographs of me growing up in New Orleans and South Carolina. It had a leather-bound cover and black-matte pages. She attached the printed pictures to the paper with photo corners and hand-wrote captions about what was going on. With each turn of a page, I rediscovered photos and moments from my childhood that I’d forgotten. And even now, as an adult that album brings a flood of feelings every time I view it. While it’s not curated by my mom and lacks her cute captions, Photos Memories on the iPhone does something remarkably similar: it organizes and reminds me of pictures and videos I forgot about. Instead of a physical album, it takes photos and videos from a Collection and turns them into a slick video slideshow with music from the likes of Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, 12 Years A Slave), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, The Royal Tenenbaums, Thor: Ragnarok) and even rockabilly legend Duane Eddy. Check out one of the Memories videos it made of a CNET shoot I did with Senior Editor Vanessa Hand Orellana in a tweet below: To be clear, Memories has been available on iPhones, iPads and Macs since October 2016, but its editing prowess still impresses today. I showed a co-worker a video Memories made from photos and video of an event I attended. He replied, “Wow, this looks great. Who put this together?” He did a double-take when I told him… [Read full story]
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