Former Google Pixel camera team leader Marc Levoy joined Adobe today and will be responsible for the development of a Universal Camera App. During his time at Google, he led the development of many impressive photographic techniques, such as night vision, portrait mode, and hDR-plus features. Compared to its competitors, the Google Pixel team has made the most of its software algorithms without relying too much on hardware to implement it.
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It’s well known that in the early years there were only single-camera Pixel smartphones that took pictures on the same level as Apple’s iPhone (such as the iPhone 7 Plus, launched in 2016). It wasn’t until last year’s Pixel 4 Series that Google introduced a second rear telephoto camera.
Today, Adobe officially announced that Marc Levoy, the former head of The Google Pixel Camera team, has joined the company and will focus on the development of a “universal camera app” for computing photography.
It is reported that After nearly six years of last job, Levoy left Google in March this year. Although no further details were disclosed, there are rumors that the new project will be a powerful camera app similar to Facebook and Snapchat.
Interestingly, Adobe already has a camera app built into Photoshop Camera and Lightroom, meaning the company has a broader perspective on the future of camera applications.
In an email, Adobe said Levoy will also work with Photoshop Camera, Adobe Research and Sensei AI teams and will report directly to the company’s chief technology officer, Abhay Parasnis.