You can add portrait mode to any photo with this new Google Photos update
- Google Photos will soon have the ability to add portrait mode to any photo of a person.
- Most recent iPhones and Androids have portrait mode, which focuses on the subject and blurs the background, making a photo look like it was taken with a high-end DSLR camera.
- Google announced this update along with a handful of other features, including robocall screening.
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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.
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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