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The Pixel 6 camera will try to magically unblur people's faces in your photos

The Pixel 6 camera will try to magically unblur people's faces in your photos

Google loves to show off fancy new AI-powered features whenever it releases the latest generation of Pixel phones. From a bokeh blur that only needs one lens to a camera that can capture shots in near darkness, the company has always been all-in on AI. Now it's about to take another step forward with the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro — and it might be time to say goodbye to blurry-faced photos.

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The Pixel 5's camera is so good that I've ditched my mirrorless cam while traveling

The Pixel 5's camera is so good that I've ditched my mirrorless cam while traveling

A few years ago, the only camera in my pocket/bag was my phone. Starting with the LG G2 and going up to the G3, G4, Galaxy S7 Edge, then Pixel 2 XL, all that I could rely on was my phone and nothing else. I took good photos, great even, but I wanted to learn, improve, and capture better ones, so I bought a mirrorless Olympus cam with several lenses. It accompanied me on my trips to Nepal, the UAE, Spain, and Greece, and I loved using it. But as I was packing for my most recent trip to Belgium, I looked at my Olympus then at my Pixel 5 and made the rash decision to skip the former and rely solely on the latter.

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Android 12 Beta 3 Google Camera update adds Material You accents

Android 12 Beta 3 Google Camera update adds Material You accents

Android 12 Beta 3 is all about the Material You dynamic theming. Joining Pixel Launcher tweaks (among other items on our now mile-long list of items to write) is an updated Google Camera app that ships with this latest release. That's right, the Pixel's world-class photo experience is now augmented by tasteful accents while you're taking them, too.

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Google Camera update brings astro timelapse to Pixels (APK Download)

Google Camera update brings astro timelapse to Pixels (APK Download)

Google just dropped the latest Pixel Feature Drop and there's more stuff to check out than we expected. But if you're gung-ho about the camera — a good chance if you picked a Pixel over any other phone — then you'll be glad to learn that one of the announced features, animated astrophotography, is already making it to Pixels.

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Your Pixel could soon take time-lapses of the Milky Way

Your Pixel could soon take time-lapses of the Milky Way

If you're not the one to tinker with camera settings, Google's Pixel phones are your best bet to get breathtaking shots of starry nights. Taking a photo like the one above is as simple as placing the phone on a tripod and letting it do its thing for a few minutes. Pixels can't take astro time-lapses currently, but this could soon change with the next Pixel Drop.

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How to view your Pixel portrait photos with bokeh off

How to view your Pixel portrait photos with bokeh off

With Google Photos changing up how it counts against your account's storage, it makes sense that more of us are taking a closer look at which pics we've actually been saving. One space-saving change we first learned about last year involves not storing two copies of the same shot when using portrait mode's blurred-background bokeh effect — instead your Pixel only keeps the artistically blurred one. If you're interested, though, there's still a way to get your original back.

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Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to shoot videos

Google Camera 8.2 makes it even easier to shoot videos

Probably because of Google Pixel's inherent focus on the photography side of things, Google Camera doesn't offer as many features or controls when it comes to videos. However, that's slowly changing, and the Google Camera 8.2 update makes it easier than ever to shoot one.

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Hardware failures may be to blame for increase in reports of Pixel camera issues

Hardware failures may be to blame for increase in reports of Pixel camera issues

The Google Camera app, an exclusive to the company's Pixel phones, has seen a spate of one-star reviews on the Play Store recently. In fact, its overall rating has declined over the last year and a half from 3.8 stars to 3.3, and details in the bulk of complaints may indicate that the well-known Pixel camera curse is spreading to affect more devices. However, Google tells us there aren't any known app or software issues related to the problem, implying the apparent increase in customer complaints is due to hardware damage.

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You can now permanently disable Auto Night Sight on the Pixel 5 & 4a 5G

You can now permanently disable Auto Night Sight on the Pixel 5 & 4a 5G

Google introduced Auto Night Sight for the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 with the aim of saving users an extra couple of swipes to access the mode. Not everyone was a fan of the app making that decision for them, though. Hearing the feedback, Google has released a new Camera update that finally lets users manually disable Auto Night Sight.

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