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? With the newly updated Google Photos app.
Last month, the search engine giant released the new update to the Google Photos app for Android phones allowing users to create a Bokeh effect and also Colour Pop feature to enhance photography experience.
Now, the company has expanded the availability to the Apple's iOS devices. The iPhone users just have to install the latest Google Photos for iOS on the App Store and see the magic unravel on their Apple mobile.
Google Photos for iOS: Here's how the new features work
Step 1: Once installed, give permission to store photos in the Google Photo's app.
Step 2: Open Google Photo and select a portrait photo, tap the edit button.
Step 3: There, you will get three sliders below—Light, Colour and Depth. Slide the Depth to get the blur effect
Step 4: For Colour Pop feature, just put the ring on the face and also use Colour slider, there you can make the background desaturated to just black and white, while your face and clothes will remain in natural colours.
It can be noted that Apple already allows live and post portrait depth editing feature in the newly released iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR, but it is not available 2017-series iPhone X, iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and older models.
Now, they can make full use of the depth control feature of the Google Photos.