At the recently concluded Google I/O event, Steve Lee, Product Director for Google Glass confirmed that Google would ship one software each month to Glass with new features, polish and bug fixes. Now, in line with its promise, Google has finally doled out an update to Glass that brings nifty improvements to the photo experience.
The new software on the camera allows users to capture images in quick succession behind the scenes, each time they press the camera button. Google claims that once these shots are combined, the final picture would be better than what a user would get with a single shot. Thanks to the software now, Google claims that Glass users needn't be deterred by the dark, for the software will detect low-light situations and automatically capture a brighter, sharper picture. The software will also automatically capture HDR pictures in bright scenes.
A shot captured without the software
Finally, Google adds that the software even works in situations where the subjects are moving.
To better showcase the capabilities of this new software, Google has put together an album showcasing a 'with and without' of their photos. You can have a look at it here.
Additionally, when users share a photo now, they'll spot a message inviting them to add a caption to it. Once a user spots this message, all he has to do is tap the touchpad, speak his caption and watch it appear below his photo.
Google is starting to roll out these updates, in addition to a host of other small improvements.
Publish date: June 5, 2013 9:08 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 11:53 am