Microsoft Pix app with Artificial Intelligence (AI) released for iOS. Microsoft today released Pix, a smart camera app that automatically helps you take better photos without extra effort. It's built with serious intelligence behind the lens, so it's a bit like having a professional photographer tweaking your settings between each shot. This ensures that people and scenes look their best, so you can focus on enjoying the moment instead of struggling to capture it.
Microsoft Pix app with Artificial Intelligence (AI) released for iOS
Microsoft Pix captures a burst of 10 frames with each shutter click - some from before the tap - and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to select up to three of the best, unique shots. Before the remaining frames are deleted, the app uses data from the entire burst to remove noise, and then intelligently brightens faces, beautifies skin and adjusts the picture's color and tone. These best, enhanced images are ready in about a second.
While the app is selecting and enhancing the best of the burst, another set of algorithms sorts through the frames to determine whether any motion would make for an interesting looping video within the image, such as a person's hair tussled by the wind or the cascade of a waterfall in the background. If so, the app will loop the specific motion for a Harry Potter-esque effect called Live Image.
The app starts capturing frames the moment the viewfinder is loaded and intelligently tweaks settings for exposure and focus. If faces are detected, the entire process is optimized around them. Microsoft Pix also ships with Microsoft Hyperlapse for mobile, a technology that developed in 2015 to smooth as well as speed up video into visually appealing time-lapses. It employs image stabilization algorithms and intelligently selects which frames to keep for optimal flow in time lapses.
Microsoft Pix is available for the following list of devices. Devices must be running iOS 9 or newer.
+ iPhone 5s and newer
+ iPad Air & Air 2
+ iPad Mini 2, 3, 4
+ iPad Pro