Major HTC Gallery update allows for UFocus bokeh intensity controls, adds new features to Sense 6 devices
The biggest standout feature of the new HTC One M8 flagship is, without a doubt, its so-called Duo Camera. Of course, you won't really find two cameras slapped on the M8's back -- rather, the second opening houses a depth sensor that works in concert with the 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera. Its purpose is quite clear -- to allow for post-processing of photos, and, specifically, to add a fake bokeh effect.
We recently reviewed this very feature of the One M8 in detail, and compared it with what the competition has to offer, and actually found that it is, indeed, the most reliable solution out there, at least in Android land. As we noted in our comparison, however, the lack of intensity controls (of the bokeh effect) goes under the Cons list overall. Thankfully, a new, major update to the HTC Gallery app is taking care of this omission, among other things.
Indeed, owners of the HTC One M8 will now enjoy blur level adjustment with UFocus, while folks with a Sense 6-based device (e.g. HTC One M7) will enjoy extended, previously-unavailable functionality. The new goodies include Pano 360, which is HTC's take on 360-degree, immersive panoramas, and also Dimension Plus, which adds a paralax effect to photos. You can download the 63MB-odd update from the source link below.