Earlier this year, Marc Levoy left Google. Levoy was the director of photography in the department of Google Pixel, the company’s smartphones. He ended up going to work for Adobe, where he will have a goal: to create a photography application for Android devices.
This is excellent news as Marc Levoy was primarily responsible for the photographic merit of the Google Pixel, especially the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a, which share the same camera. There is no doubt that Levoy’s specialty is to improve smartphone cameras by software.
Now that he is working for Adobe, Marc Levoy has the possibility to create an application to improve photography universally on smartphones. It is not an easy task, but since Adobe is the owner of the most popular image editing programs, it is in the right place.
Adobe apps are popular on the Google Play Store
Lighroom Mobile, Adobe’s app, has more than 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store. The recently launched Photoshop Camera has already passed the 100 thousand mark. The latter assigns real-time effects to photographs.
The truth is that apart from Gcam and the manufacturers’ native applications, there are not many reliable options for third-party camera apps. Therefore, the app that Adobe and Levoy will create will be very welcome in the Android world. It remains to be seen whether it will be free or will cost a few euros. Even if it is, it may be worth it, depending on the quality.
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