Facebook follows Google and adds auto enhancements to mobile photos (iOS now, Android later)

Facebook follows Google and adds auto enhancements to mobile photos (iOS now, Android later)
Pretty much everyone on Facebook shares mobile photos. So Facebook thought it would be a good idea to add an automatic enhancement feature for images uploaded from your phone. Available starting today to iOS users, the feature automatically adjusts your photos’ lighting, shadow, and clarity, obviously in an attempt to make them look better. You can still control the level of enhancement, or revert to your original photos.

If all this sounds familiar it’s because Google has had a similar feature on Google+ since last year.

Speaking of Google, Facebook’s automatic photo enhancements will also be available to Android users, though it’s not clear exactly when (“soon”, anyway). Facebook didn’t say if owners of Windows Phone devices will get the new feature.

Previously, Facebook allowed users to apply some filters, or enhance the lighting of mobile photos, but the process was rather cumbersome.

What do you think, is having your mobile photos automatically enhanced by Facebook a good thing?


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11 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

why always iOS first? There are more Android users than iOS.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31009; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's also more Toyotas than Lambos.

3. wilsong17 unregistered

because they are more reliable duh

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31009; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then the iPhone is a Toyotagini

8. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1063; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That's why it'll take a miracle for a competitor to surpass Facebook. And about the ios always first argument, probably there's a financial benefit of publishing on appstore first duh.

6. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

What is the financial benefit?

7. Saioofi

Posts: 337; Member since: May 23, 2014

When it comes to apps and updates, ios is the king

9. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

So, now it's a GOOD thing to let a stranger automatically adjust your photos before you share them with someone else? No wonder Apple-users are first to get this "service"... Thanks, but no thanks. I'll adjust my own pictures if I think they need it.

11. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

You do realize that it comes from Google's "service"... Google has been doing it for years with their photos on Google+. And the Facebook feature is coming to Android... This comment didn't make any sense to me.

10. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

that's good. the Crop feature is a +

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