Google Glass Devices Get Improved Photo-Taking Capabilities
The latest Google Glass software update improves photos taken by Glass and allows users to add captions to their images.Google Glass just got a big upgrade for its camera, with the release of new software that now better detects low-light situations and includes automatic High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) photo-taking capabilities. The updated software release, which is being rolled out to the Explorer developers who received the first Glass devices, was unveiled by Google in a June 4 post on the Google+ Glass page. "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," the post said. "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." For Glass users, that means that they will get much-improved images when shooting in low light, according to the post. The improved software update will detect low-light situations and automatically capture a brighter, sharper picture, while HDR will now automatically be used to take pictures in bright scenes. The new software works even in tough situations where there are moving subjects, the post states. Google created an online album where viewers can see images taken with the old software and with the new version.
The new captioning feature included in the software update now brings up a screen that invites users to add a caption to their photographs. When the message appears on Glass, users can tap the touchpad and speak their caption, and the caption is automatically created and placed with the image, according to the post.