Zoe

HTC's Zoe feature is a perfect way to play with Auto Awesome motion on Google+

Google+ got some great new image tools and toys last week and Google I/O, including the "motion" portion of the Auto Awesome tweaks. How it works is, it takes any series of pictures of the same subject that have been shot in quick succession and transforms them into an animated gif image. You can then share it on Google+, or download it to share anywhere. Everyone loves animated gifs!

As it turns out, the Zoe feature on HTC's Sense 5 camera software is perfect for this. A Zoe is a series of high resolution stills that get stitched in series to create an animation on the phone, and since they are individual jpg files, Google+ can work its magic the same way. 

To play with it, you'll have to either turn on auto-upload to Google+ on your HTC One, or find the frames of your Zoe and upload them individually. You'll then find all 20 stills, the small video that your phone exports, and a single gif file of the full animation in your Google+ photos. If you're a nut about housekeeping, you can then delete the 20 stills and the video, leaving your animated masterpiece available for the world to see. 

Now get out your Ones, hit the Zoe button, and drop some links in the comments to show off your stuff! Hit the break to check one out.

Via: Android Central forums;  Phil's humidifier

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There are 12 comments

davewagoner says:

I noticed this as well. Really nice results. https://plus.google.com/115349659657047658946/posts/gtQ5C3cPNeR

Jay Holm says:

Is the Android Central app force closing on anyone else? This is strange, I have the S4, running the latest version of Android. The headlines dissappear from the widget quite a bit also.

dovlek says:

Nice!

reddragon72 says:

Already played with this and my LG Optimus G :-) pretty cool indeed!

Eclectech says:

Now this is auto awesome!

bdizzel1982 says:

Where can I get one of those I/O Android figures Jerry? :-)

bgbagz says:

Can you get this app or similar for the s3

bgbagz says:

Found it

T68 says:

Doesn´t work for me. Uploaded 8 pics from a zoe with perfectly same and still background with a dog running by but google has not created any gif :-(.

Is the service maybe not up worldwide? I´m in Sweden.

kuroneko007 says:

Not after the 4.2.2 update you can't. HTC has hidden the Zoe frames so they don't get uploaded anymore. No more auto-awesome. Way to go, HTC...