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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.
Oct 4, 2017 at 15:24
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.
camera newsOct 3, 2017 at 22:12
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.
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.
mobileSep 20, 2017 at 16:27
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.
Sep 15, 2017 at 22:14
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.
Sep 8, 2017 at 15:07
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.
Aug 18, 2017 at 14:37
A team of Google researchers have found that slightly warping watermarks when embedding them into images can help prevent automatic removal.
mobileAug 14, 2017 at 17:26
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.
mobileJul 31, 2017 at 14:55
Vic Gundotra was essential in Google's early Android efforts, but nowadays he says he would never use an Android smartphone for photography.
Jul 20, 2017 at 18:20
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.
Jul 20, 2017 at 16:02
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.
Jul 19, 2017 at 15:44
The updated version of Google Glass is called the Enterprise Edition and, as the name suggests, it's not meant for personal use.
Jul 17, 2017 at 16:53
Professional landscape photographers beware, Google just taught an AI to pull 'professional-level photographs' from street view imagery.
Jul 13, 2017 at 13:42
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.
Jul 3, 2017 at 20:26
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.
Jun 26, 2017 at 23:12
Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens.
Jun 9, 2017 at 17:52
The new archiving suggestions are found in the Assistant tab, where the suggested photos are pre-selected.
Jun 1, 2017 at 18:04
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.
May 29, 2017 at 18:54
Google has updated its Photos mobile apps to support the recently announced service for creating and printing physical photo books.
May 18, 2017 at 18:45
A feature we first saw demonstrated in 2015 appears to be almost ready for prime time.
mobileMay 17, 2017 at 18:46
Google's image storage and organization app will soon analyze your photo library and suggest images for sharing.
May 17, 2017 at 18:18
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.
May 11, 2017 at 17:57
The certified cameras can be used in conjunction with the Street View app to create content Google's Street View platform.
mobileApr 26, 2017 at 18:19
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
mobileMar 27, 2017 at 17:52
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
Mar 17, 2017 at 19:14
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
Mar 2, 2017 at 19:24
Google was recently awarded a patent which in part details a wearable camera system embedded in a baseball hat. Read more
mobileJan 13, 2017 at 18:39
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
Jan 5, 2017 at 10:00
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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