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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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