Here's the first portrait photo (likely) taken with the OnePlus 5T

Having released two high-end smartphones in 2016 – OnePlus 3
and 3T – this year, OnePlus is seemingly doing exactly the same thing. With the
OnePlus 5 (launched in June) no longer available to buy, we’re expecting a
OnePlus 5T to be officially announced any time now.


Before an actual announcement unfolds, OnePlus co-founder
Carl Pei today shared a nice portrait photo that’s most likely taken with the
upcoming phone. While Pei
doesn’t really say that the photo – seen on the left – was taken with the
OnePlus 5T, this is certainly implied by the quote that accompanies the image on Twitter: …

Portrait Mode with just one camera: Google publishes Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode pictures

The Google Pixel 2/XL are the world’s first phones to make true DSLR-like Portrait Mode – where the subject is in focus and the background blurred – possible with just a single camera. The effect is achieved through some advanced technology and thanks to the power of AI and machine learning, but how good do photos actually turn out?
While we ourselves are in the process of a detailed assessment of the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode, Google has already released a bunch of real-life Potrait Mode photos made with the new camera and we are eager to share …

Google Pixel 2/XL Portrait Mode is unlike any other: here is how it works

The Google Pixel 2/XL looks just like any other smartphone out there, but hidden inside is something powerful and innovative: artificial intelligence (AI).
Google publicly stated that it is moving from a mobile-first to an AI-first company last year, but this year it really doubled down on AI, machine learning and neural networks, and the best result of its effort are summed up in the Pixe 2/XL camera.
First, let’s state the obvious: the Pixel 2/XL – unlike many other phones – does not have two cameras on its back. …

Latest Apple iPhone 8 Plus ad shows off Portrait Lighting feature

The latest television commercial for the Apple iPhone 8 Plus features the company’s new Portrait Lighting feature. From Studio Light, which shines light on the subject’s face without creating shadows, to Stage Light, which isolates the subject by dissolving the background into a sea of black, Portrait Lighting is available on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus (and the iPhone X when that model is released in November). In addition to Studio and Stage Light, Contour Light uses deeper shadows to highlight the edges of the face and creates more contrast. And Stage Light Mono removes the background, replacing …

How to use Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus / X

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus come with a brand new camera feature: Portrait Lighting, and Apple says it is way more than just a filter. The company has allegedly spent countless hours setting up studio lights and studying the renaissance masters to understand and bring portrait lighting to your iPhone pictures without any additional real light and just a tap away.
Is this new Portrait Lighting really that great and what can you expect from it in real life?
We shot and analyzed over a hundred pictures with the new …

Photos show off Portrait Lighting camera effects on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

Chances are that you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait Mode – a feature that adds artistic blur (bokeh) to the background of your images. It was introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus, leveraging its dual camera system to produce the effect. At today’s keynote, Apple announced a new addition to its Portrait mode called Portrait Lighting. As its name suggests, it allows the lighting of the image to be manipulated for more dramatic effect.
Sounds cool and all, but what do photos with Portrait Lighting applied look like? Well, in the gallery below are a few samples …

OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait modes compared

Dual cameras are all the rage in smartphones these days. Different companies have different ways of approaching the setup – Huawei, for example, last year started employing a monochrome shooter alongside the main camera in some of its phones, while LG has opted for a wide-angle lens as a supplement since the G5. And then there’s Apple and OnePlus who use telephoto lenses instead.

Whether you like the stunning black and white shots of the Huawei P10, or how much of a scene you can fit into one photo using the wide-angle camera of the LG G6, is entirely up to personal …

OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.
We also now have the official OnePlus 5 camera specs: the phone will have a 16-megapixel main Sony rear cam with an f/1.7 aperture lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony sensor with an f/2.6 telephoto lens. OnePlus …

Presumed OnePlus 5 photo sample hints at a camera with portrait mode, bokeh effect

The recently posted official image of the OnePlus 5 already confirmed the availability of a dual-camera setup. The exact camera specs are still unknown, but one of them may be a monochrome unit, if we can judge from the photo published by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on Tuesday. And now comes another clue straight out of the OnePlus Twitter page – the above portrait, captioned “Totally Bokeh”.
This leads us to the logical assumption that the OnePlus 5’s camera will be able to reproduce the so-called bokeh effect – one that allows you to take photos with a blurry background …

Instagram update brings support for landscape and portrait images

A new version of Instagram is now available for download via App Store and Google Play. The updated app adds a couple of new features into the mix, so if you already have it installed, here is what you’ll get.

Since Instagram Direct was launched for everyone back in April, developers have been trying to further enhance users experience by adding new features and improvements.

Some of the most important have been announced today, as Instagram Direct now supports landscape and portrait orientations. Whenever you send a permanent image or video to your friends …