Portrait Depth Editing for Google Photos Comes to iOS


You can do this in Apple's own Photos app if you own an iPhone XS, XS Max, or iPad Pro, but if you have another, older iPhone then you didn't have any way to adjust portrait mode depth after shots were taken. If you use Google Photos and you have the iPhone X, iPhone 8, or 8 Plus, you can now edit the blur effect on photos, and also change the focal point in the photo you are editing.

To use the new feature, open a portrait photo on Google Photos and then press the edit button.

Apple added its new Depth Control feature to the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR this fall. You'll see a belt of filters (including the new Color Pop filter, which I'll get to in a minute), but you'll need to tap the edit button again to get to the Depth slider. You can either increase or decrease the bokeh intensity to get the best from your shots. If you don't already have Google Photos installed, you can find a link to download and install the app below. But, of course, it lets you have some level of customisation.

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With this camera setting, tapping on the image's main subject allows users to desaturate the photograph's background to black and white, while the person in the photography remains in colour.

Google, without tinkering much with the camera hardware in the Pixel phone series, has done wonders with software and now, it wants to bring the similar capability to the iPhones. How?