Auto Awesome photos & movies
Auto Awesome creates fun new versions of your photos and videos. Auto Awesomes are generated automatically when photos and videos you upload to Google+ match certain criteria. You can upload photos manuallyor use Auto Backup, which automatically backs up photos and videos from your mobile device to Google+ (and they will be private unless you choose to share them). You'll know when an Auto Awesome photo or movie has been created by the icon.
Eraser - If you take a sequence of 3 or more photos in front of a structure or landmark with movement in the background, Eraser will give you a photo with all the moving objects removed. It's helpful for those situations when you’re trying to get a great shot of a landmark or other crowded place, but want to avoid including all of the people in the background of your photo.
Action - Take a series of photos of someone moving (dancing, running, jumping) and Auto Awesome will merge them together into one action shot where you can see the full range of movements in a single image, capturing the movement in one captivating still.
Pano - If you've taken a series of photos with overlapping landscape views, Auto Awesome will stitch these photos together into a panoramic image.
HDR - High Dynamic Range is the process of taking multiple exposures of the same image. By merging these images together, your photos will achieve a greater range of shadows and light. Uploading three similar images at different exposures--low, medium, and high exposure--will create an HDR image for you.
Motion - If you've taken a series of photos in succession (at least 5), Auto Awesome will stitch these photos together into a short animation.
Smile - If you've taken a few group photos, Auto Awesome will choose the best shots of each person in your image and merge them into one great looking photo.
Mix - If you've taken a series of portraits sharing similar background elements, Auto Awesome will compile these photos together into a photobooth style grid. Mix is meant to showcase portrait photos taken with similar backgrounds in time, so it works best with close-ups of faces.
MoviesYou can create Auto Awesome movies from the Google Photos app for Android, which are short films created automatically by editing together the videos and photos you capture around an experience. Choose the photos and videos you wish to make into an Auto Awesome movie, and let Google do the rest. You can change the theme, style, background music, or even remove, shorten, or re-order scenes. After your movie is created, you can choose to share or save it. Auto Awesome movies are currently only available for some devices running Android 4.3 and up, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 10, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, and Moto G.
Turn Auto Awesome on or off
Open Google+. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click Settings > check the box next to "Create awesome new photos and videos for you" to turn it on or uncheck it to turn it off. Auto Awesome is on by default.