Google has published an 18-page study fully detailing its synthetic depth-of-field technology that makes its single-camera Portrait Mode possible. The in-depth paper shows a degree of openness and academic mindset unusual for the industry.
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Google has finally added the ability to mark your favorite images in Google Photos, so they can be filtered into a dedicated album. The service is also planning to a social network-like "heart" button that lets you like other people's photos.
May 18, 2018 at 16:41
According to an interview with the Google Photos team on XDA, object removal simply had a lower priority in the development queue than other features. It might still show up some day... but maybe not.
May 15, 2018 at 17:33
Google is replacing its existing Google Drive plans with newly packaged Google One plans that are 50% cheaper and come with live chat support. Two terabytes of cloud storage will now cost you just $10/month.
mobileMay 13, 2018 at 16:01
At the I/O developer conference this week, Google revealed that its AI-based image recognition system Google Lens will be making its way into several stock camera apps on Android smartphones.
mobileMay 9, 2018 at 14:04
Google announced a bunch of AI-powered improvements to its Google Photos service at the I/O developer conference yesterday, including a feature that will suggest photo edits to improve your images, and automatic colorization for black-and-white photos.
mobileApr 12, 2018 at 18:29
Google Photos boasts a number of new Google Lens AI powered features that will be particularly useful to pet owners.
Mar 29, 2018 at 19:30
Google has built a fascinating rotating light field VR camera rig using 16 GoPros mounted in an arc. The rig is meant to give viewers "a more realistic sense of presence” within a VR world.
It's official. Light field company Lytro has announced that it is shutting down just one week after TechCrunch reported that Google was planning to buy the company for $40M. But it seems Google is more interested in the company's employees than its light field technology...
Mar 21, 2018 at 18:52
According to unnamed sources, Google will acquire Lytro's technology and patents, with Lytro employees already having left the company.
mobileMar 16, 2018 at 19:59
Google Lens uses artificial intelligence and 'computer vision' to identify and provide information about businesses, landmarks and other objects using your phone's camera. And now it's available for iPhone users, too.
mobileMar 14, 2018 at 20:31
For the Pixel 2 smartphone's Motion Photos feature, Google built on its existing Motion Stills technology by adding advanced stabilization that combines software and hardware capabilities to optimize trimming and stabilization.
mobileMar 14, 2018 at 17:21
Chinese manufacturer Vivo has announced some AI-powered Super HDR tech to compete with Google's HDR+ system. Both systems combine multiple images to create a final shot with more dynamic range and less noise, but Super HDR claims to do so more intelligently.
Mar 13, 2018 at 22:17
The 'semantic image segmentation model' categorizes every pixel in an image and assigns it a label, such as “road”, “sky”, “person” or “dog.” And now, Google has released its latest version as open source, making it available to any developers whose apps could benefit from the tech.
mobileMar 9, 2018 at 20:03
Google has released the first Developer Preview of its upcoming Android P mobile operating system, and it comes with support for the space-saving HEIF image format that is hoping to replace JPEG.
Mar 7, 2018 at 20:42
Google's new 'LIFE Tags' project used AI to automatically tag LIFE magazine's 4-million-photo archive by recognizing objects in each photo—a treasure trove of photo history, packed with hidden gems that are now just a keyword search away.
mobileMar 7, 2018 at 15:16
The Google Lens visual recognition feature that was first available only on the company's own Pixel devices has now been expanded to all Android phones.
Feb 16, 2018 at 16:15
As a result of its licensing deal with Getty, Google Images will no longer link directly to an image file from the search results. Instead, users will have to actually visit the site that hosts it.
Feb 12, 2018 at 21:02
The deal was struck in response to a 2016 lawsuit by Getty, which accused Google of "promoting piracy" by linking high-resolution images in its Image Search. This development should help cut down on what Getty calls "accidental pirates."
reviewFeb 12, 2018 at 14:00
The Pixel 2 pushes the envelope in terms of what can be accomplished with computational photography. Find out why it earns our highest ever score for a smartphone camera in our full review.
mobileFeb 8, 2018 at 20:35
Google Photos can automatically create videos from your images for special occasions, such as Mother's Day, or by selecting a specific type of photo in your collection.
mobileFeb 6, 2018 at 15:30
Google's Visual Core image co-processor in the Google Pixel 2 has finally been activated, bringing the ability to use the phone's impressive HDR+ mode in third-party photo apps like Instagram.
camera newsJan 29, 2018 at 20:13
If you’ve been desperately waiting for Google’s AI-driven Clips camera, your wait is over. The company has added the intelligent lifelogging camera to its store for US customers, with delivery expected between the end of February and the beginning of March.
Jan 26, 2018 at 15:54
Google relied on the expertise of a documentary filmmaker, a photojournalist, and a fine arts photographer to train the AI and feed some high-quality photography into its machine learning model.
camera newsJan 19, 2018 at 20:37
Google's odd little AI-powered Google Clips camera we told you about back in October has officially passed through the FCC. Expect an official launch very soon.
mobileJan 15, 2018 at 17:46
A new feature in the Google Arts & Culture app compares your facial features to its database of thousands of artworks, finding your fine art "doppelganger."
Jan 9, 2018 at 19:15
YI Technology, working with Google's VR team, has announced the Horizon VR180 camera, which captures stereoscopic 3D stills and videos at 5.7K. The VR180 'seamlessly' integrates with YouTube and Google Photos for easy viewing with various VR headsets.
mobileJan 2, 2018 at 15:59
Thanks to Charles Chow, developer of the Camera NX Google camera mod, the Pixel 2's portrait mode is now available on the original Google Pixel, the Nexus 5X, and the 6P
Dec 26, 2017 at 19:14
Two months after acquiring the Nik Collection from Google, DxO has announced that a brand new version is already in the works for 2018
Dec 26, 2017 at 18:38
Google's NIMA (Neural Image Assessment) model ranks photos on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of technical and aesthetic quality. In testing, its rankings closely match scores assigned by human judges.
mobileDec 13, 2017 at 15:00
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.
mobileDec 12, 2017 at 19:03
Google Research has launched the first three in a series of experimental photography apps based around technologies that are currently under development.
mobileNov 28, 2017 at 18:29
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.
mobileNov 24, 2017 at 16:26
Thanks to Google Assistant integration, the Pixel 2's AI-powered 'Google Lens' camera feature will soon be easier and quicker to use.
mobileNov 14, 2017 at 14:32
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.
mobileNov 9, 2017 at 18:50
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.
mobileOct 30, 2017 at 15:22
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.
Oct 25, 2017 at 13:00
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.
Oct 23, 2017 at 16:24
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.
mobileOct 18, 2017 at 12:04
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.
mobileOct 17, 2017 at 14:30
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).
mobileOct 9, 2017 at 20:06
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.
mobileOct 9, 2017 at 18:55
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.
Oct 6, 2017 at 17:17
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.
Oct 4, 2017 at 19:21
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.
Oct 4, 2017 at 19:14
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.
videoOct 4, 2017 at 18:47
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.
mobileOct 4, 2017 at 18:32
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.
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