Late last year, Microsoft introduced its Microsoft Selfie app on iOS devices, an interesting selfie and photo enhancement tool that got over half a million downloads in just two weeks. It seems that the company has been excited by this early success as it has now released Microsoft Pix (via The Verge), another camera app for iOS that was first discovered in a leak nearly two weeks ago.
According to the official description, the new app leverages always-on intelligence to automatically tweak settings and enhance your shots. It also lets you edit your shots and compare them before and after the auto-enhancing treatment, and Microsoft also created a “live image” feature that automatically creates a short looping video when interesting motion is sensed in your shot. You can get more details about the app’s features below:
- Smart settings – Automatically checks scene and lighting between each shutter tap, and updates settings between each shot.
- Face recognition – When it detects a face in the shot, it automatically optimizes settings to help people look their best.
- Moment capture – Captures a burst of frames every time you tap the shutter button, including frames before and after your tap, so you won’t miss the right moment.
- Best Image(s) – Automatically selects up to 3 of the best and most unique shots from the burst, and immediately deletes the rest, so you don’t waste your phone’s memory or your time comparing and storing similar frames.
- Image quality – Uses discarded burst frames to enhance each Best Image, improving exposure and color, and reducing noise and blur.
- Live Image – Automatically creates a short, looping video, by stitching together the frames from the burst into a Live Image, but ONLY when it senses motion in your shot, so it won’t waste a ton of your phone’s memory.
- Hyperlapse – Videos shot with Microsoft Pix are automatically stabilized for smoother playback, and can be time lapsed and saved at many different speeds.
- Auto-sync – Seamlessly syncs to your camera roll, so you don’t have to individually import or save your photos and videos to your camera roll.
- Easy sharing – Uses iOS sharing, so you can seamlessly share to the apps already installed on your phone.
Microsoft Pix app works on both iPhones and iPads and you can get it from the download link below.