1. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I will post 2 photos my husband took of me in low light this morning. He was using a Pixel 4XL. I think the skin tone is all wrong in both. The lighter one is taken with a flash and the darker more saturated one is with night sight and no flash. These are unedited.

    You can see in the flash one I am greyish and washed out. And in the night sight one they didn't know what to do with me and Jafaican and our tones. It is true that with me, as a mixed race person, the camera doesn't always get the tones right. But I have always accepted that, I guess.

    My next post is the edited versions.
    10-23-2021 01:56 AM
  2. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    These were edited through Google photos. The night sight has been tweaked using the default cool setting. It looks the best of the options. The flash one is enhanced using the enhanced option. They both looks loads better than the original photos.

    Next post I will speak of Pixel 6.
    10-23-2021 01:58 AM
  3. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    So now the crux of my thread title. Given how these photos turned out and the promises made by the Pixel Fall Launch that they have designed the algorithms for true tone in people with darker skin tones this excites me. I may try and replica this photo when my 6 Pro arrives, hopefully next Thursday and we can see if there are changes in both the natural point and shoot modes and even Google photo enhancements.

    Thanks for reading. Any thoughts?
    GrumpyMomofMacR likes this.
    10-23-2021 02:01 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In low light, I think the camera software tends towards the reddish-orange, which might be part of the problem.
    10-23-2021 02:02 AM
  5. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    In low light, I think the camera software tends towards the reddish-orange, which might be part of the problem.
    Possibly but the flash made me look grey and there was no definition. It wasn't taken in the dark. I had a couple of spot lights on. But it was darker than normal. The original night sight one just crushed the darker tones in Jaja's fur and my face. Yet the Google photos software managed to give definition to my features in the edited version.

    I never thought about it before the Pixel Fall event when they talked about skin tones and the Pixel 6. Now just wanting to put them to the test.
    10-23-2021 02:20 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    My take: The Pixel 4 with nightsight was better, but the 6 with the flash was the better photo. Just my take. The upside is software updates can improve this.
    10-23-2021 08:10 AM
  7. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    My take: The Pixel 4 with nightsight was better, but the 6 with the flash was the better photo. Just my take. The upside is software updates can improve this.
    They were all taken with the 4xl and the second set were the same photos edited in google photos. As soon as I get my new phone next week my husband will try and take a similar shot at the same time with the same lighting so we can compare them.

    Google have said that they have spent a lot of time working with brown and darker skin tones to improve them. So I will be excited to see how this pans out.
    10-23-2021 08:14 AM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    It must be difficult because what our eyes see and what a photographic light-sensitive surface sees may be very different. The earliest colour photograph was made in 1861, at a time when the silver compounds used were sensitive to the blue end of the spectrum and no more. It worked by a fluke, because many coloured objects also reflect blue and ultra-violet light, unperceived by us: thus the greens and the reds were “recorded”, along with the blues.
    Colour accuracy in photography has always been difficult to achieve. To do it objectively is impractical, so it must be done subjectively.
    10-23-2021 08:58 AM
  9. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    It must be difficult because what our eyes see and what a photographic light-sensitive surface sees may be very different. The earliest colour photograph was made in 1861, at a time when the silver compounds used were sensitive to the blue end of the spectrum and no more. It worked by a fluke, because many coloured objects also reflect blue and ultra-violet light, unperceived by us: thus the greens and the reds were “recorded”, along with the blues.
    Colour accuracy in photography has always been difficult to achieve. To do it objectively is impractical, so it must be done subjectively.
    Very interesting information there. Yes. I haven't been offended by my cameras, but if Google have gotten this right with the Pixel 6 it would be wonderful.
    belodion likes this.
    10-23-2021 09:00 AM
  10. ezdoit's Avatar
    It must be difficult because what our eyes see and what a photographic light-sensitive surface sees may be very different. The earliest colour photograph was made in 1861, at a time when the silver compounds used were sensitive to the blue end of the spectrum and no more. It worked by a fluke, because many coloured objects also reflect blue and ultra-violet light, unperceived by us: thus the greens and the reds were “recorded”, along with the blues.
    Colour accuracy in photography has always been difficult to achieve. To do it objectively is impractical, so it must be done subjectively.


    Well said.
    belodion and Kizzy Catwoman like this.
    10-23-2021 09:03 AM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    They were all taken with the 4xl and the second set were the same photos edited in google photos.
    I misunderstood your post; Sorry about that.
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    10-23-2021 09:04 AM
  12. Torisen1's Avatar
    Your cat changes colors a lot, just kidding. I like the night sight edited best. I'm very interested in how the P6 pic turns out.
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    10-23-2021 09:22 AM

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