1. digitalbreak's Avatar
    As promised, Essential has just released an update to their camera app that adds the portrait mode.

    Here is the tweet:

    https://twitter.com/essential/status/936071457540472832

    And direct link to the camera app in the Play Store:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ial.klik&hl=en

    If you have updated, let us show your portrait shots!
    morriea likes this.
    11-29-2017 09:54 PM
  2. morriea's Avatar
    I saw this in the Reddit Q and A earlier and was patiently waiting. Thanks.
    11-29-2017 10:03 PM
  3. yfan's Avatar
    It actually works surprisingly well. Here are a couple of shots. I did notice the phone gets a little warm when you use the portrait mode for a period of time.
    digitalbreak and sasdiscute like this.
    11-30-2017 01:26 AM
  4. Roosterman's Avatar
    Thanks for the couple pictures @yfan. I like that you don't have to have a face present to get the effect. As I recall Apple or Pixel had some issue with this.
    11-30-2017 07:09 AM
  5. Armeniandave's Avatar
    Just tried it myself and it does work pretty well. Compression on regular pics is much better now too. Definitely going in the right direction!
    11-30-2017 07:18 AM
  6. yfan's Avatar
    Yup the phone is definitely going in the right direction software wise. I just hope we're rewarded for our patience! 🤣
    11-30-2017 09:15 AM
  7. digitalbreak's Avatar
    11-30-2017 11:10 AM
  8. rld082982's Avatar
    Can someone explain to me what exactly portrait mode is? Does it just focus on one thing and blur everything else?
    11-30-2017 12:21 PM
  9. morriea's Avatar
    Can someone explain to me what exactly portrait mode is? Does it just focus on one thing and blur everything else?
    Pretty much. You will find 2 sliders (blur, light) and a focus circle to use in the app.
    rld082982 likes this.
    11-30-2017 12:33 PM
  10. digitalbreak's Avatar
    11-30-2017 01:19 PM
  11. rld082982's Avatar
    Nice!
    11-30-2017 01:20 PM
  12. shashankmittal's Avatar
    Can someone explain to me what exactly portrait mode is? Does it just focus on one thing and blur everything else?
    Photographers create a shallow depth of field (or bokeh) where the subject is in sharp focus but the background is blurred by using a wide aperture lens. That isn't currently possible with cellphone cameras without computational post-processing. Most cellphone manufacturers have now included the portrait mode in their camera apps and Essential just added it to their.

    Here is my test shot. So far it is reasonably good but further testing will reveal how well the camera retains the subject's edges in different situations. My camera app crashed few times today while testing the portrait mode, so I am hoping they'll push a stability fix soon.

    Portrait Mode now available with camera update!-2d6t6x1.jpg
    Roosterman likes this.
    11-30-2017 04:17 PM
  13. estebancam's Avatar
    portrait mode is looking great.
    12-01-2017 06:19 AM
  14. Stevemaclive's Avatar
    Love it. But rid of my Google camera + and am now using the Essential camera exclusively
    12-01-2017 07:54 AM
  15. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Love it. But rid of my Google camera + and am now using the Essential camera exclusively
    The latest update seems to have improved the Essential camera a lot!
    12-01-2017 08:22 AM
  16. edijs_benoit's Avatar
    Tried yesterday
    Attached Thumbnails Portrait Mode now available with camera update!-1250.jpg  
    12-01-2017 02:46 PM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    It is a great improvement. Here are two pictures.
    With and without.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-01-2017 04:24 PM
  18. dtresca's Avatar
    Just tried for the first time...
    Attached Thumbnails Portrait Mode now available with camera update!-1159.jpg  
    12-10-2017 09:27 AM
  19. grinogirl's Avatar
    I have an Lg G5 and it says not compatible. Is there a portriat app compatible with my phone ?
    01-29-2018 10:56 AM
  20. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I have an Lg G5 and it says not compatible. Is there a portriat app compatible with my phone ?
    You should ask any queries on the LG G5 in the LG G5 forums
    02-10-2018 10:15 PM

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