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Former Pixel photography chief engineer Marc Levoy joins Adobe to develop 'universal camera' app

Marc Levoy, former photographic engineer for Google's Pixel phones, has joined Adobe as Vice President and Fellow. The company describes in an email The Verge obtained that his assignment will be "centered on the concept of a universal camera app," but did not elaborate on the scope of said app.

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Pixel 4 gets live HDR+ previews, ‘dual exposure,’ astrophotography, and improved portrait mode

Right after Google finally made the Pixel 4 official today, the company also took a lot of time to talk about its camera. Two lenses on the back and a lot of computational magic are supposed to help you take better pictures with it than with its predecessors. You'll get a live HDR+ preview with dual exposure controls, learning-based white balancing, a wider-range portrait mode, and an option for astrophotography.

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Portrait mode on the Pixel 2 mimics the results of an SLR, and here's how it works

The Portrait mode on the new Pixel 2 phones is impressive. With just a single camera, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are able to mimic a convincing depth of field effect, like that created by much larger hardware. It isn't quite as good as an SLR, but it's a reasonable approximation. And if you were interested in exactly how it works, we've put together an explanation. 

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