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Portrait mode shootout: iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2

Apple and Google both offer improved Portrait Modes in their latest devices, but the two manufacturers take somewhat different approaches. Take a look at side-by-side shots to see how they square up and learn about the technologies behind them.

Google launches three mobile photography 'Appsperiments'

Google Research has launched the first three in a series of experimental photography apps based around technologies that are currently under development.

Google finally activates 'Visual Core' imaging chip inside Pixel 2 smartphone

The second Android 8.1 Developer Preview finally activates Google's Visual Core chipset that boosts HDR+ image processing and opens it up to third-party apps. Photography with the Pixel 2 is about to get even better.

AI-powered 'Google Lens' is being integrated into Assistant on Pixel phones

Thanks to Google Assistant integration, the Pixel 2's AI-powered 'Google Lens' camera feature will soon be easier and quicker to use.

Google explains the Pixel 2's impressive hybrid video stabilization

Unlike most smartphone cameras, the new Google Pixel 2 devices combine optical and electronic image stabilization for a smooth video experience. Here's how it works.

Google rolls out 'Saturated' mode to address Pixel 2 XL display issues

Google has released a Saturated mode to 'fix' the dull colors issue on the Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Find out why we think this was a step in the wrong direction, but likely only an intermediate solution before a more proper fix.

Google software update will address some Pixel 2 XL display issues

Google will release a Pixel 2 XL software update "in the next few weeks" to address complaints of "dull" display colors, and says the "burn in" issue isn't actually a problem.

DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google and will continue to offer it for free... for now

It's back! DxO is acquiring Nik Collection and will continue to develop the software as Photoshop and Lightroom plug-ins, and also plans to incorporate Nik technology into its own editing software.

Google may address 'dull' colors of Pixel 2 XL display, is investigating burn-in reports

Google's Pixel 2 might have the 'world's highest rated smartphone camera', but the phone's display is causing serious headaches for the company. From 'dull' colors to reports of burn-in and blue tint, some troubling reports are haunting the tech giant this week.

Google Research explains the Pixel 2 portrait mode

Google Research did a deep dive on the Pixel 2 smartphone's background-blurring portrait mode that uses neural networking and dual-pixel technology instead of a dual-camera setup.

Surprise! Google hid a custom-built image processor inside the Pixel 2

Google's Visual Core is an Image Signal Processor designed to power and accelerate HDR+ processing and other imaging tasks in the new Pixel 2 devices (and beyond).

Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos

Google has shared a set of high-resolution, unedited sample photos captured with the new 'world's highest rated smartphone camera': The Google Pixel 2. Check them out for yourself here.

Google's unlimited full-res photo storage for Pixel 2 owners ends in 2020

Google is telling prospective Pixel 2 buyers that they'll get unlimited full-res photo and video storage in Google Photos... but there's a catch. That service will end in 2020.

Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with heavily hyped cameras. Here's what you need to know about why they stand out, and some thoughts on what Google can still improve.

Throwback Thursday: Google Nexus One

Yesterday Google introduced their latest and greatest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. It's easy to forget that the company has been designing phones for over seven years, starting with 2010's Nexus One.

Google Clips is an AI-enabled hands-free camera that costs $250

After some expected hardware update announcements, Google's "one more thing" turned out to be a tiny, hands-free camera designed to automatically capture everyday moments.

Google Pixel 2 trumps iPhone as 'best smartphone camera' with highest DxOMark score ever

DxOMark got their hands on the Google Pixel 2 early, and you could say they were impressed. In fact, they awarded it the highest score they've EVER given a smartphone camera.

Here's Google's impressive OIS + EIS video stabilization demonstrated

Optical image stabilization is a welcome update in the Google Pixel 2. But what's really impressive is that it can be used in tandem with electronic stabilization in video mode – here's what that looks like.

Google unveils Pixel 2 phones: Adds OIS, Dual Pixel powered Portrait Mode and more

Google's new flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, boast some impressive new features for photo and video nerds: from OIS, to Dual Pixel autofocus and beyond.

Live coverage of the Google Pixel 2 launch on DPReview

Join us as we live Tweet from the Google Pixel 2 launch and offer up-to-the-minute takes on the camera technology Google is putting into its newest flagship phones.

The Insta360 Pro 8K is certified to capture Google Street View photos while you drive

The Insta360 Pro 8K is the first camera to get Google's Street View certification, and one of only 4 that Google will certify as "Auto" ready, meaning you can use it to capture 360° photos while driving and add them to Google Street View.

6 things we want to see in the Google Pixel 2

A year after its release the Google Pixel is still one of the best smartphone cameras money can buy, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. With a Pixel 2 announcement imminent, here are a few things we're hoping to see in the next generation Google flagship phone.

Snapseed app updated with new interface and presets, adds perspective tool to iOS

Popular mobile editing app Snapseed just got a major update that includes a new interface and 11 new presets for both Android and iOS, as well as adding the Perspective tool to the iOS version.

Google teases Pixel smartphone launch, takes on iPhone X on October 4th

The announcement date is set! Google will reveal their next generation Pixel phones—their response to Apple's shiny new iPhone X—on October 4th. Let the smartphone camera wars begin.

Google Drive and Photos desktop app support to end in December

Users of Mac and PC Google Drive and Photos apps will soon have to migrate to the new Backup and Sync app for continued service.

New Google research thwarts automatic watermark removal

A team of Google researchers have found that slightly warping watermarks when embedding them into images can help prevent automatic removal.

Google's Camera app has been unofficially ported to other Android phones

The Google Camera app exclusive to the company's own Pixel phone has been unofficially ported to other Android devices. If you're willing to take the risk of installing, you can now use features like HDR+ on the Galaxy S8, LG G6, OnePlus 5, and more.

Former Google SVP prefers iPhone over Android for mobile photography

Vic Gundotra was essential in Google's early Android efforts, but nowadays he says he would never use an Android smartphone for photography.

Google's Motion Stills app is now available for Android

Google just released Motion Stills for Android. Unlike the iOS version, the Android app uses a redesigned video processing pipeline that processes each frame of a video as it is being recorded, creating instant results.

You can now explore the International Space Station in Google Street View

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet spent 6 months on board the International Space Station where he worked with Google capturing spheric panorama images that are now available in Street View.

Google Glass makes a return as a tool for the enterprise

The updated version of Google Glass is called the Enterprise Edition and, as the name suggests, it's not meant for personal use.

Google taught an AI to create pro-level photos from Street View imagery

Professional landscape photographers beware, Google just taught an AI to pull 'professional-level photographs' from street view imagery.

Google introduces Backup and Sync for Photos and Drive

The Google Backup and Sync desktop app for Windows PCs and Apple Mac computers replaces the existing Google Photos desktop uploader and Drive for Mac/PC.

Photographer uses Google Street View to 'travel' and photograph the world

Photographer Jacqui Kenny suffers from anxiety so crippling she occasionally can't leave the house. So she 'visits' and photographs far away places through Google Street View.

Google Pixel owners can compete to have their images shown as Chromecast backgrounds

Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens.

Google Photos now auto-suggests images for archival

The new archiving suggestions are found in the Assistant tab, where the suggested photos are pre-selected.

User launches Change.org petition to save Nik software collection

Sascha Rheker from Germany has launched a campaign on the Change.org petition site that aims to persuade Google to reverse its decision and continue to provide updates and add features to the Nik Collection.

Google will no longer develop Nik Collection

According to its website, Google will stop providing updates for its Nik Collection suite of plug-in photo editing tools.

If you are in the US you can now create physical photo books through the Google Photos app

Google has updated its Photos mobile apps to support the recently announced service for creating and printing physical photo books. 

Google demos technology that scrubs objects from photographs

A feature we first saw demonstrated in 2015 appears to be almost ready for prime time.

Google Photos update encourages sharing, adds photo book creation

Google's image storage and organization app will soon analyze your photo library and suggest images for sharing.

AI-powered Google Lens can identify types of flowers, give info about restaurants

At Google I/O 2017, the company showed off its new Google Lens technology, which can identify things like flowers when in 'live view' on your phone.

Google releases list of Street View-ready certified 360-degree cameras

The certified cameras can be used in conjunction with the Street View app to create content Google's Street View platform. 

Google software engineer shows what's possible with smartphone cameras in low light

Google software engineer Florian Kainz wrote a custom Android app and used manual post-processing in Photoshop to show what's possible with current smartphone cameras in low light. Read more

Gcam: the story behind the Google Pixel camera software

Google's independent research division X just published a blog post detailing the story of Gcam, the software behind the class-leading cameras in Google's Pixel devices. Read more

Google Guetzli is an open source JPEG encoder that creates 35% smaller files

Google has announced the open source release of Guetzli, a new JPEG encoder able to reduce a JPEG's file size by up to 35%, without any significant loss of quality. Read more

Google patent details a hat with a wearable camera and bone conduction speaker

Google was recently awarded a patent which in part details a wearable camera system embedded in a baseball hat. Read more

Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images

A new system by Google based on neural networking is capable of adding detail to very low-resolution images. Read more

Google brings RAISR smart image upsampling to Android devices

Google's RAISR technology, which uses machine learning to produce high-quality versions of low-resolution images, has been implemented into Google+ for a subset of Android devices. Read more

Turn your doodles into Google satellite images with Land Lines

Looking for a moment of zen? This simple game analyzes user-generated scribbles and instantly merges them with Google satellite images. Read more

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