New Google Camera app makes it easier to recognise images clicked in different modes

Google Camera app v7.5 currently works only with Android 11 and is in Beta.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:43 IST
Representative image.
Representative image. (Unsplash)
Representative image.
Representative image. (Unsplash)

You click several images in portrait mode every day when you are out with friends or with family. But Pixel smartphone users might have noticed that whenever they click in portrait mode, the handset creates two folders – one with blurred background and other with a regular version. This however, became difficult to see in handsets that don't have Google Photos app or on the desktop. Now, Android Police notes that version 7.5 of Google Photos ditches this system as it will save the Portrait mode camera shots in the base camera folder only.

And to differentiate between the images, Google will apparently also name the two images differently. In the new version of the app, the firm will name the portraits as PXL_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.PORTRAIT-01.COVER.jpg while the last digit ‘01' will be replaced with ‘02' for the regular version. 

NNew Google Camera naming scheme for images.
NNew Google Camera naming scheme for images. (Android Police)
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NNew Google Camera naming scheme for images. (Android Police)

If you'd notice, the new naming scheme will also include the year, date and month. The regular single-shot images that aren't clicked in portrait mode will have a naming scheme likePXL_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS.jpg. In case you're clicking Motion photos, Google will now add an ‘MP' before the .jpg extension and Nigh Sight shots will include ‘NIGHT' in the name.

Another interesting change is that the new name of the images will include ‘PXL' instead of ‘IMG', suggesting the shot has been taken from a Pixel smartphone. 

Also read: Android 11 will limit third-party camera apps due to location spying fears, says Google

The news website adds that Google Camera app v7.5 currently works only with Android 11 and is in Beta. It is not for sure if the app will be rolled out before the arrival of Android 11 or will be arrive alongside the new OS version. 

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First Published Date: 23 Aug, 12:49 IST
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