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Google Pixel’s Night Sight mode is getting a promotion

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Anyone who’s used the Night Sight mode on a Pixel 3 knows just how good the feature is. It can capture an image of a dark street and magically bring it to life by pulling in more light than the human eye can see. While some smartphones have log-exposure modes which can ensure more light into your night shots, most of those turn out blurry if you don’t have a stable hand on a surface to prop the phone on.

While we are expecting Google to improve Night Sight with the upcoming Pixel 4, a leak of the latest Android Q build shows that Google plans to give Night Site a promotion inside of the camera app. The camera mode will now be prominently featured on the camera viewfinder screen, replacing Panorama mode which is currently located in the far left position. The Panorama mode’s demotion means that ti will be relegated under More, joining Photo Sphere, Photobooth, Slow Motion, Time Lapse, Playground and the Lens camera modes.

This may seem like an insignificant change, but it highlights just how popular Night Sight is on Google’s newer Pixel smartphones. Personally, I use Night Sight any time I take a picture in less-than-optimal lighting conditions. The change will allow users to activate the Night Sight mode with a single tap instead of two, allowing users to capture images faster. It will also highlight Night Sight for those who may not even be aware of the feature.

How often do you use Night Sight on your Pixel smartphone?

Source: 9to5 Google

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at nick@phandroid.com.

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