Instagram launches “Focus” camera for portrait Stories

April 11th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

The whole “portrait mode” effect has become a very popular addition to smartphone photography. In fact, it’s the main selling point of many smartphones with dual cameras. That is, until the Google Pixel 2 was launched and was able to use AI to make a synthetic bokeh around the subject that looked just as good as those with dual cameras. Neither effect is true to a natural bokeh that is seen on a larger format camera, but that’s beside the point.

Instagram is launching a new bokeh camera mode as part of its Stories camera UI. The camera mode is called “Focus” and sits right next to…

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