Last month we wrote about Microsoft’s new Pix camera app. It is a Microsoft Research project that replaces the standard Camera app on iOS devices. The company has now issued an update for Pix in the App Store. While the release does not offer new features, it does come with new language support.
After playing with the app over the last couple of weeks, it is definitely a solid camera feature. Microsoft has even cleaned up one of the most annoying aspects of the services, a noisy shutter sound. The company
Microsoft Pix camera app today got updated in Apple App Store. This latest update adds support for several new languages and reduces the volume of the shutter sound. It is a minor gripe, but it is good to see Microsoft taking care of the details.
The update brings the service up to version 1.09 and here is the changelog:
New languages available: French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian.
We heard your feedback loud and clear, and reduced the volume of the shutter sound.
How it Works
Pix automatically improves photos and videos taken with the iOS camera. It can also create live images through the use of artificial intelligence. Image stabilization gives the service something that Apple’s own iOS Live Images feature lacks. Other features in Pix include the ability to convert videos to Hyperlapse videos.
The app is constantly snapping when it is engaged with the camera. The shutter action conducted by the users simply tells Pix which frame is wanted. As shutter control is sometimes hard, Pix complies a 10 frame window around the shutter being exposed. Users can then choose the best frame from the choices.