Sunday, September 20, 2020
Home Lead Story Facebook Now Allows User to Post 3D Photos From Single-Camera Smartphone

Facebook Now Allows User to Post 3D Photos From Single-Camera Smartphone

Now post 3D photos on Facebook with single-camera phones

You can now post 3D photos on Facebook timeline from smartphones with single camera. The feature has so far relied on the dual-lens “portrait mode” capabilities available only in new, higher-end smartphones.

The feature hasn’t been available on typical mobile devices, which have only a single, rear-facing camera, according to Facebook.

“To bring this new visual format to more people, we have used state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to produce 3D photos from virtually any standard 2D picture,” the company said in a blog post on Friday.

This system infers the 3D structure of any image, whether it is a new shot just taken on an Android or iOS device with a standard single camera, or a decades-old image recently uploaded to a phone or laptop.

Facebook
According to Facebook, building this enhanced 3D Photos technique required overcoming a variety of technical challenges. Pixabay

“This advance makes 3D photo technology easily accessible for the first time to the many millions of people who use single-lens camera phones or tablets,” said the company.

It also allows everyone to experience decades-old family photos and other treasured images in a new way, by converting them to 3D.

People with state-of-the-art dual-camera devices can benefit, too, since they can now use their single, front-facing camera to take 3D selfies.

“Anyone with an iPhone 7 or higher, or a recent midrange or better Android device, can now try these options in the Facebook app,” said the social networking giant.

According to Facebook, building this enhanced 3D Photos technique required overcoming a variety of technical challenges, such as training a model that correctly infers 3D positions of an extremely wide variety of subject matter and optimizing the system so that it works on-device on typical mobile processors in a fraction of a second.

Also Read- Apple Blocks Facial Recognition Start-Up Clearview AI For Rule Violation

“To overcome these challenges, we trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) on millions of pairs of public 3D images and their accompanying depth maps, and leveraged a variety of mobile-optimization techniques previously developed by Facebook AI, such as FBNet and ChamNet,” the company explained.

This feature is now available to everyone who uses Facebook. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,148FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,774FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Homemade Masks Effective At Blocking Droplets By Speaking, Coughing And Sneezing

Masks made with common household fabrics help prevent the spread of viruses like Covid-19 as researchers have found that they are considerably effective at...

Get Flu Shot to Avoid Having Covid and Flu Simultaneously

Health officials are warning the public to get a flu shot this year to avoid having to deal with COVID-19 and the flu simultaneously. Both...

India Couture Week Was Digital, Virtual And Democratic

It wasn't the familiar setting of the ballroom at the Taj Palace Hotel in the Capital, neither was it the familiar parade of 'shaadi'...

India’s Top Film Industry is Telugu Film Industry: Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut says she wants film industries of different states to have a collective identity, and claims she wants to save the industry...

Planning a Road trip From Delhi? Here are 5 Must-Visit Destinations

By Siddhi Jain As several countries announced nationwide lockdowns in an effort to flatten the curve and break the chain, the coronavirus jolted the entire...

Top 10 Must Visit Places In Himachal Pradesh, India

Himachal Pradesh, in India, is a picture-perfect state that impresses tourists with scenic hill stations, quaint villages, snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, diverse flora and fauna,...

Here Is the Kind of Internet Connection That You Need for Your Browsing

For household and commercial use, everyone is looking out for the best internet connection. The internet has immensely evolved with time, and a need...

Here’s How Dinosaurs Caused Mammals to Develop Night Vision

By JoEllen McBride When dinosaurs ruled the earth, life was tough for our mammalian ancestors. So they learned to hunker down during the day and...

Recent Comments

Donate to NewsGram to support quality journalism.
x