We use Photos to share photos with the family across the country, there are a few shared albums for different audiences that the different family groups can add things to. This drives the screen saver on the ATV and I can see how to create a ‘slide show’ from that source but didn’t see a way to save it. I don’t actually even sync those images from Apple Photos to my desktop anymore (it’s all on the Phones) since I didn’t need that large chunk of space taken up… even with only the shared ones.
Out photo library is about 1TB and has over 200,000 images, not something I have space on the desktop to deal with in a single library, part of the reason I love having it sit in Google photos! (I am using the free tier, but for my purposes, it’s more than enough).
While I have the Google Photos app installed on my iPhone, I mainly (99.9%) use the web site to view my photos. I have also have the desktop uploader app sitting in a VM on my NAS pushing all the photos our family takes onto the web automagically.
Interestingly this morning I see a few extra videos pop up, one for each of the other kids! Very nice.
That’s the dream, feed it some basic parameters like face(s), date/time period, location, media type and then define how long your video should be eg 1/3/5/10 minutes. Then click, magic!
I get this might be an amount of CPU resources that Google might not want to give away for free but theoretically (and like the iOS apps) use your local resources to build the video or potentially build it into a premium stand-alone offering or include it with the paid Google Drive offering.