New Google Photos technology can improve image quality for the millions of Google Photos users and, eventually, everyone else.
One of the unique selling points of the Pixel camera is Google’s “Real Tone” technology, which captures different skin tones more accurately when taking photos. Now, at this year’s Google I/O conference, the company has announced that new Real Tone filters are coming to Google Photos. This will allow you to edit and enhance any of your existing photos with new filters designed in collaboration with professional photographers who are “renowned for their beautiful, sharp images of their subjects”, according to Google. The filters should allow people, especially those with darker skin tones, to get more accurate and beautiful results.
Google’s new skin tone tweaks were rated using a file. Monk Skin Tone Scale, a ten-point color scale designed to represent a wider range of different skin tones than other scales currently available. Google is working to make Monk Scale free for industrial use as an open-source project, with the goal of improving the way dark skin tones are represented through technology and reducing any inherent bias that might find its way into artificial intelligence projects.
Monk’s Scale will also find its way into Google’s search algorithms, for example to enable the optimization of image search results based on skin tone.
New Real Tone filters are expected to arrive on Google Photos in the coming weeks on all platforms.
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