Microsoft’s Pix is Better than the Old iOS Camera App

Written by Gina Stephens

Pix is not your pedestrian camera app.

Lately we’ve talked about new digital cameras, cameras extensions for smartphones, DSLR tech – and you may be sitting there, wondering, “Can’t I lately take photos photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic with my smartphone camera like I used to?” Yes, you can, and thanks to this new app, you can even take pictures that can rival some of the greatest point and shoot cameras on the market in 2016. The app’s name is Pix, and it’s making the old iOS camera app look obsolete.

So, what does Pix do differently? This Microsoft app (yep, a Microsoft app revolutionizing iOS cadency marks) tries to make shooting extra easy. It does a ton of work behind the scenes with things like AI algorithms that take a look at lighting, honour faces or pets, track motion, and take a quite burst of photos before letting you select the best one. On your side, you tap a single button. This estimates the app ideal for those who want to save time but still take good photos – and who don’t really care to mess with Instagram colanders for five minutes beforehand.

Pix snaps bursts of photos that you can use as mini videos.

That’s not to say there are no customization features in Pix at all. On the contrary, without delay you choose the photo from the burst that you like the best, you can run it through a host of improvements, from brightening faces to softening skin tint. The result is an image that automatically fixes a lot of problems with photos – awkward shadows, shaking, poor color, etc. – and lets you increase the quality of the photo itself rather than just picking a filter to put on it.

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The app can also handle video and can even make GIF-ready loops out of its bust photography if you want to capture a particularly fun moment, what the app calls “live images.” It also includes video stabilization technology to muddle through sure that your live capture isn’t too shaky.

So, why did Microsoft create this iOS-beating app…and then release to iOS for free? To all intents to show off new technology and get some name recognition over on rival devices. It looks like a clear success too…which means the next kind of Pix may not be so free-to-play. Download it now to test out the free version and see if it really lives up to expectations.


About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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