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Android Phones and iPhone Can Now Take 3D Photos

Whether or not you have a new phone just like the iPhone 11 or an earlier one like iPhone 6S or a Motorola Moto G6, now you can take 3D pictures together with your digicam. It is all because of a new app called LucidPix. As an alternative of requiring a particular accent or two rear phone cameras, the app makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to render 3D photos that can transfer as you tilt and pan your phone.

LucidPix captures 3D photos together with your telephone’s common digicam and also can convert your current 2D pictures into 3D. The completed photographs could be shared contained in the app’s neighborhood or on different platforms like Facebook, which has built-in assistance for displaying 3D images. Including this social side to the app allows customers to share and view 3D images similar to individuals do with 2D images on Instagram or Snapchat. In truth, there are a number of giant teams on Facebook devoted to 3D images. And at the moment, LucidPix looks like the best strategy to create and customize your personal 3D snaps. In the event you’re in search of extra customizations to your pictures, LucidPix additionally helps you to add quite a lot of 3D frames.

Lucid, the company behind the app, confirmed off its imaging magic at CES over Jan. 6 – 10. As an alternative to utilizing specialized hardware just like the $1,300 ill-fated Red Hydrogen phone of 2019, LucidPix takes 3D pictures with software that mimics how the human mind processes depth. The software began out on the corporate’s LucidCam VR180 camera and was utilized by Red within the Hydrogen phone and within the unreleased Red 8K 3D Lithium cinema camera.

Normally when the time period “3D” is introduced up, failed merchandise like 3D televisions and 3D phones come to mind. A part of the issue for 3D is that it is typically hyped as the start of a brand new product class, as a substitute of being approached as a brand new instrument for expression. Lucid neatly embraces 3D’s position as an inventive device.

The app will likely be free with a watermark embedded in your picture; however for $1 per photograph, it may be eliminated. The free model is aimed toward informal customers and lets individuals strive the app out earlier than paying for the “Pro” model. The Pro model consists of limitless use of the app for $6 per month or $52 a year.