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Google Glass software update rolling out with major enhancements to photos (HDR, captions)

Top image with update, bottom image pre-update (via Google)

Top image with update, bottom image pre-update (via Google)

Google has begun rolling out a software update for the Google Glass heads-up-display computers with major changes to the way the device takes and handles photographs. Notably, the device will now take photos in rapid succession so you can choose the best photo possible.

Glass will also take HDR pictures and the handling of photos taken in low-light scenarios has been improved. On the side of managing photos, Glass will now allow users to add captions to photos by speaking a caption out loud. Find the full release notes from Google below:

Picture Perfect

One of the great things about Glass is that the software automatically updates monthly, so Glass gets better every single month without you having to do a thing.

So, with that in mind… here are a couple of highlights from this month’s new hotness on Glass:

1. Better photos on Glass
Today we’re releasing new software for the camera on Glass. It captures a rapid sequence of shots behind the scenes every time you press the camera button which, when combined, gives you a better picture than what you would get with a single shot. So, what does this new software mean for your pictures? Two things: you no longer have to be afraid of the dark; and it’ll detect low light situations and automatically capture a brighter, sharper picture. It’ll also automatically take HDR pictures in bright scenes. Best of all, this software works even in tough situations where there are moving subjects.

It’s these kinds of useful improvements that make pictures on Glass even more magical. Anyway, it doesn’t make sense for you to read about it, right? Right, which is exactly why we’ve put together an album showcasing a ‘with and without’ of our favourite photos. Check them out and let us know what you think. Here’s a link to the images in high-res:

2. Photo captions
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but we understand that you may want to add a few. So now, when sharing a photo, you’ll see a message inviting you to add a caption. When you see this, simply tap the touchpad, speak your caption, and voilà! A captioned photo is born.

We’re starting to roll out these new updates now, as well as a number of other small improvements. We hope you enjoy them and look forward to hearing what you think. Until the next month…

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