Apple today shared three new iPhone tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, providing quick walkthroughs on shooting a Portrait mode selfie, editing a Portrait selfie, and creating a Live Photo that uses the „bounce“ effect.
The first two videos pertain to the iPhone X, which is the only iPhone that supports Portrait mode selfies thanks to the front-facing TrueDepth camera, while the Live Photos video is applicable to all devices that support Live Photos.
Each video is just over 30 seconds in length and goes through all of the steps necessary to accomplish each task using an actual iPhone screen recording to highlight each action.
Apple last week shared a new video that showcases selfies taken with Portrait Lighting effects on the iPhone X, kickstarting the company’s new „Selfies on iPhone X“ ad campaign across different forms of media.
Next up in the campaign is a video promoting the annual Carnival of Brazil, a weeklong celebration of music, dance, food, and drink, with particularly large festivals in cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The ad, accompanied by a webpage, highlights selfies taken with Portrait Lighting effects on the iPhone X.
Apple shared a similar Brazilian Carnival video last year amid a reported push into more regional marketing campaigns. [...]
Apple shared a new video on its YouTube channel today that shows off selfies taken with the iPhone X.
The 38-second video cycles through a collection of selfies taken by iPhone X owners using the smartphone’s front-facing TrueDepth lens system and Portrait Lighting effects. The ad also includes poetry by Muhammad Ali.
Portrait Lighting has been the focus of a few recent Apple videos, including two ads that acted as tutorials for the feature. More recently, one from earlier in January explained how Portrait Lighting offers studio quality lighting effects without a studio, while showing off various examples.
Since the iPhone X launched in early [...]
Google this week announced an update coming soon to its iOS Google Allo app, which will introduce neural network-generated stickers that are personalized to match your own distinct look. The company said that the new feature will combine neural networks and the work of artists to turn your selfies into unique sticker packs, which can then be used in Allo, the company’s messaging app.
The process to generate the stickers is relatively simple, according to Google, with the sticker packs of your likeness being created „on the fly“ after you take a selfie. If you aren’t happy with some aspects of the stickers, a few customization options will appear so [...]