Facebook Rolls Out 3D Photos with AI-Simulated Depth for Portrait Shots

Facebook's new 3D

Some Android devices can also take bokeh images, but at present the Facebook 3D Photos conversion process can only happen on iOS.

"Everyone will be able to see 3D photos in News Feed and VR today, while the ability to create and share 3D photos begins to roll out today", the Facebook 360 team wrote in a blog-post on Thursday. When shared, users who view the 3D photos can move their phone or VR headset around and view the subject independently of the background. "With technology that captures the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background, 3D photos bring scenes to life with depth and movement", it said. Facebook took this idea and ran with it.

Facebook users can tilt, pan, and scroll in the photos, viewing them with Oculus Browser and Oculus Rift, as well as in the News Feed.

Creating 3D Photos is really easy and the best part is that you don't require any special app. And no, your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or LG V35 ThinQ will not work either, despite also offering dual cameras. As the name implies, 3D photos allow you to look at photos as if through a window. These tips will help you to create good 3D Photos that you can post on your timeline or view using VR. Of course, since this is done through a ton of software trickery, the results are not always flawless and you don't actually get a 3D model of what you're viewing. There's no mention of support for Google's dual-pixel Portrait mode photos captured with the Pixel line.

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