Google Pixel 2’s portrait mode is made open source

March 15th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

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 (blur) effect.

We hope that publicly sharing our system with the community will…

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