Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
Polish Your People Shots with Portrait Lens
Aside from sensor size, one of the main features that differentiates cell phone cameras from their dedicated large camera counterparts is lens quality. On a full-frame DSLR, it’s not uncommon to spend upwards of $2000 on a single, high quality lens. This buys you many things from a fast aperture to low distortion and high acuity. And with this fast aperture, you can get some wonderful bokeh.
Now, on a cell phone camera (with a standard sized lens), you’ll never get any appreciable amount of bokeh. However, you can always try to simulate the background blur effect in post processing. XDA Forum Member finder07 created an application that does this, as well as a few other neat portrait effects, in a well-polished and simple to use app.
Portrait Lens allows you to simulate the bokeh effect of longer and faster lenses. It also allows you to apply effects such as color filters, and you can even remove skin blemishes and wrinkles. When you’re done editing, you can output at up to 3 MP resolution.
Make your way over to the application thread to get started.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
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