Download: New MIUI Gallery from MIUI 12 adds OCR, screenshot frames, and new Sky replacement filters

Download: New MIUI Gallery from MIUI 12 adds OCR, screenshot frames, and new Sky replacement filters

Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular custom UX present on Android, thanks to the wide popularity of Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO smartphones. MIUI makes several changes to the base Android, so much so that the features present on Xiaomi devices are dictated more so by their MIUI version instead of their Android version. MIUI’s Gallery app is now adding in several more features to this list, as it has now gained support for OCR, device frames for screenshots, and new Sky Replacement filters.

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XDA Member and frequent Xiaomi tipster kacskrz informed us that the latest MIUI Gallery app, v2.2.16.17, in the latest MIUI 12 China beta adds several new features. Here’s the translated changelog:

  1. The slide bar experience for quick preview of photos is upgraded
  2. Time album revision experience upgrade
  3. Upgraded experience of album free sorting function
  4. Add photo to text function (OCR)
  5. Add and edit night scene change
  6. Add editing filters, water green, smoke green, light summer, blue dream, water blue, mojito, quiet
  7. Optimized editing function experience
  8. Optimized photo album scanning speed
  9. Fix several bugs and improve the smooth experience of photo albums

OCR Support

There are a few things to note with this new update. One, the Gallery app now gains OCR (Optical Character Recognition) support. On images that have text previewed, you can use the OCR function to get the characters recognized as text.

Here is a quick demo of the OCR function:

The feature currently works rather slow, but that is because the image is uploaded to Xiaomi’s server for processing. The OCR function is also only supported by Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphones running MIUI 12 China ROM.

Device Screenshot Frames

Device screenshot frames essentially add a model of a device to a screenshot, providing context and adding on to the aesthetics of the screenshot. There are plenty of external methods to add a device frame to a screenshot, and OnePlus TVs also feature similar functionality. Now, Xiaomi is baking in the functionality within the Gallery app, so you no longer have to rely on more time-consuming methods for the same.

Device screenshot frames have been added for:

We hope Xiaomi adds in frames for more devices in future versions.

New Sky Replacement Filters in MIUI Gallery

Sky Replacement Filters were added in last year as part of the photo editing functionality present within the MIUI Gallery app. With this feature, users can take images with a predominant sky element and swap it with a bunch of different presets depicting the sky in different scenes. The presets will not only alter the appearance of the sky but also add relevant lighting effects to the rest of the image and objects in order to better reflect the lighting condition had the sky been as it appears. A slider also lets users control this lighting effect.

In this new update to the Gallery app, Xiaomi is introducing several new sky replacement features:

Download MIUI Gallery v2.2.16.17

If you want to check out these new features, you can sideload the latest version of MIUI Gallery onto your device. Note that some of these features may be device-specific, so they are best seen on latest Xiaomi flagships.

Download MIUI Gallery v2.2.16.17 from APKMirror

Story Via: MIUIPolska

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

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