You can add portrait mode to any photo with this new Google Photos update

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Anyone can make their photos look like they were taken with an expensive camera now thanks to a Google Photos update announced today.

The free photo-storage service will soon allow users to apply a portrait mode effect to any photo after it was taken, even if you don't have a device with the capability, or you just forgot to turn portrait mode on. Portrait mode refers to a style of camera shot where the subject is in focus and the background is blurred, known as "bokeh" to photographers. Photos like these taken on a smartphone resemble the quality of high-end photos taken with a more expensive DSLR.

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Based on the GIFs provided by Google, the process looks relatively easy, and is nearly the same as applying a filter or any other editing tool. Business Insider has previously written about ways to take a photo that can somewhat recreate the bokeh effect, or third-party apps that can produce similar styles, but for people already storing photos in Google Photos this seems to be the easiest way to get the portrait-mode look.

Google said that the new features are rolling out, and updated versions of apps including Google Photos and Duo will be available in the next few weeks.

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