• Google Pixel 2 Motion Photos magic revealed

    6 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    The Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, especially the Pixel 2 XL, have been faulted for many things. But most owners are willing to forgive Google its lapses because of one thing: the phones' unbelievably good camera performance. One of the tricks that Google has to spice up the Pixel 2's camera is Motion Photos and now the company is sharing...
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  • Google Pixel 2's portrait mode is made open source

    Google Pixel 2's portrait mode is made open source

    6 monthes ago - By GSMArena

    There's no denying that the Google Pixel 2 has a really great camera. Although the camera UI does not offer manual controls, Google's HDR+ algorithm is really good at exposing most scenes very evenly. It can even do this fairly well in lower-lit conditions.
    HDR+ aside, Google made a Research Blog post about the Google Camera's portrait mode. The Google Pixel's portrait mode only needs a single camera lens, unlike many other OEMs that require a second camera to map out depth to synthesize the bokeh effect.
    We hope that publicly sharing our system with the community will...
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  • Google open sources Pixel 2 Portrait Mode segmentation software

    Google open sources Pixel 2 Portrait Mode segmentation software

    6 monthes ago - By Pocketnow

    The models used to separate subjects from the background were compiled by Google into what was, up until now, a proprietary tool for Pixel 2 phones.
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  • Google Open-Sources AI Tech Behind Pixel 2's Portrait Mode

    Google Open-Sources AI Tech Behind Pixel 2's Portrait Mode

    6 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Arguably, one of the best features on the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL is Google's implementation of ‘Portrait mode' and now the technology which underpins that feature has been made open source through the company's TensorFlow AI framework. Google made the announcement on Monday via its Research Blog noting how it hopes others will be able to use the feature to further improve on, and make better use of the technology through the creation of new use cases.
    One of the reasons Google's Portrait mode has proved so popular is due to the fact that it does not rely on a secondary camera to create...
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  • Smartphone Camera Shoot-Out: iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S9+

    Smartphone Camera Shoot-Out: iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S9+

    6 monthes ago - By Phone Scoop

    Is photography your passion? If so, and you're in the market for a new phone, the Apple iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, and Samsung Galaxy S9+ should be at the top of your list. Here's a rundown of the features offered by each and how the three devices compare in a head-to-head shoot-out.
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  • Google's Pixel 2 portrait photo code is now open source

    Google's Pixel 2 portrait photo code is now open source

    6 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Of all the AI-related features inside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the portrait mode is arguably the most impressive - Google manages to produce dramatic-looking depth-of-field effects without relying on dual cameras or other exotic hardware. And no...
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