Edit your videos

In Google Photos, you can edit your videos with special effects, filters, and more from your mobile device. 

What you need

Download and install the Google Photos app.

Edit your video

Trim, Mute, or Export a still from your video

  1. Open the video you want to edit. 
  2. Tap Edit Edit.
    • To trim the video to a different length: Tap and drag the trim handles to select the portion of your video you want to keep.
      1. To save a copy of the video with your edits, at the bottom right, tap Save copy.
    • To mute your video: Tap .
    • To Export a frame from your video: Tap Export Frame.

Crop or rotate

  1. Open the video you want to edit. 
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Crop.
    • To crop the video to a different aspect ratio, like a square, tap Aspect ratio .
    • To rotate a video 90 degrees, tap Rotate .
      • To make minor adjustments to straighten the video, use the dial above Rotate .
  3. To save a copy of the video with your edits, at the bottom right, tap Save copy.

Adjust an effect

  1. Open the video you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Adjust.
  3. Select the type of effect you want to apply to your video and move the dial to make changes.
  4. When you’re finished, tap Done.
  5. To undo an effect, deselect the option or tap Cancel.

Effects you can adjust in your video

  • Tap Brightness  to adjust the exposure.
  • Tap Contrast to adjust the difference in tones.
  • Tap White point to adjust the brightest value.
  • Tap Highlights to adjust the detail in the brightest areas.
  • Tap Shadows to adjust the detail in the darkest areas.
  • Tap Black point to adjust the darkest value.
  • Tap Saturation to adjust the intensity of colors. 
  • Tap Warmth adjust the color temperature.
  • Tap Tint to adjust the hue.
  • Tap Skin tone   to adjust the saturation of the skin-colored tones.
  • Tap Blue tone to adjust the saturation of the blue tones, like sky or water.
  • Tap Vignette to reduce the brightness around the edges of the video.

Add a filter

In the color filters section, you can apply the usual filters, like Palma or Metro to your video.

  1. Open the video you want to edit.
  2. Tap Edit Edit and then Filters.
  3. Select a filter.
  4. To change the strength of the filter on the video, tap the filter again and move the dial.
  5. To undo a filter, select None.

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