Google Photos may soon get manual bokeh and Color Pop effects
I personally believe that Google Photos is one of the best applications that Google has ever released. It has gained an incredible amount of popularity since it was released. Even the iPhone users I know have praised the app for its unlimited high-quality storage and easy-to-use interface. This is something that both Android and iOS users have needed for a really long time, so we aren’t surprised when we see the kinds of numbers that Google Photos have hit.
At Google I/O 2018 back in May, Google announced that the application will soon have new AI-powered features such as Color Pop. This feature helps you highlight the object or the person in focus and make the background black and white. AndroidPolice suggests that Google is about to start a wide rollout of Color Pop along with a manual bokeh effect. The latter helps you adjust the blur of the background. Both features will help you even unskilled photographers create better shots.
AndroidPolice reports that some users started seeing the feature in Photos. We hope the features are made available for more users soon, but it currently seems to be rolling out to a few users in a server-side experiment. To check if you already have the feature, open up Google Photos, select any picture, and tap the Edit icon (the second one on the bottom). You may see the Color Pop and manual bokeh features here if you’re lucky. If you don’t have Google Photos installed (come on…), here’s the link.