Sina Mobile News On the morning of April 18th, Google added Photobooth camera mode to Pixel mobile phones. In this mode, the camera will recognize the facial expressions first. When the expression meets certain conditions, the camera will automatically take pictures.
Photobooth self-timer mode
In this mode, there is a white progress bar at the top of the camera, and the progress bar changes in real time. When the camera detects a qualified face, it will automatically take a photo. Google explained that they worked with the photographer to simulate five expressions that automatically pressed the shutter when the camera detected them. These five expressions are “smile, tongue, kiss/bout, gas drum and surprise”.
The camera's universal AI algorithm scores the detected face and automatically presses the shutter when the score exceeds a certain value. There are four key indicators in this algorithm. The first is whether there is a human face; if so, whether the facial expression is focused or not; whether the corresponding expression is made; if the above conditions are met, the camera will automatically take a photo. Otherwise the progress bar will flash all the time.
Photobooth mode is currently only available on Pixel 3 series phones, and currently only users have wide-angle front lenses.
This is actually a very interesting function. In theory, it is also a kind of AI scene recognition. It is not to optimize the picture after identifying the scene, but to judge when it should take pictures automatically. This feature will make it easier for couples or multiple people to take a selfie. Users don't have to manually press the shutter, just find your posture.