Facebook today announced the launch of a new 3D photos feature that uses the Portrait Mode feature of the iPhone and other smartphones with dual lens cameras.
Facebook manipulates the Portrait Mode photo to display the scene in 3D, using the depth information between the subject in the foreground and the background.
Whether it’s a shot of your pet, your friends, or a beautiful spot from your latest vacation, you just take a photo in Portrait mode using your compatible dual-lens smartphone, then share as a 3D photo on Facebook where you can scroll, pan and tilt to see the photo in realistic 3D–like you’re looking through a [...]
Burst Mode refers to when the camera on your iOS device captures a series of photos in rapid succession, at a rate of ten frames per second. It’s a great way to shoot an action scene or an unexpected event, since you’re always more likely to end up with the picture you were aiming for.
For instance, the picture below was taken when the sun came out momentarily from behind the clouds to throw light on the beautiful yellow ocher leaves of a tree. Burst Mode made it possible to shoot the whole event and then save out the one shot that captured the tree at its most vivid during its brief illumination.
To take a photo in Burst Mode, launch the Camera app [...]
Following yesterday’s Google event, the company is rolling out an update for Google Photos that introduces a new feature called Live Albums.
Powered by Google’s facial recognition algorithms, Live Albums allow users to create albums that are automatically updated with pictures from their library of a specific person or pet.
Once an album has been tagged as a Live Album, it can be shared with others and will still automatically update to include new shots when they become available. From Google’s The Keyword blog:
You can turn any album into a live album. Just choose the people (and pets) you want to see, and Google Photos will [...]
Apple this afternoon shared several of the best „Shot on iPhone“ photos that it’s seen on Instagram and Twitter from customers who have purchased one of the new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max devices.
The photos were collected from Instagram and Twitter users who included the hashtag „#ShotoniPhone“ alongside their photos, with images showcasing Portrait Mode, Smart HDR, more advanced bokeh, Depth Control, and other features introduced with the iPhone XS and XS Max.
Image via Instagram user garethsingham Apple’s new iPhones continue to offer the same 12-megapixel dual-lens telephoto and wide-angle camera system introduced in the [...]