After debuting on the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, Google’s new Magnifier app is now accessible to obtain within the Play Store. It helps you to “magnify small text, see object details, or zoom in on faraway text like street signs or restaurant menus behind a service counter.”
The easy app icon is a white magnifying glass towards a blue background. A shutter/freeze button is flanked by zoom out/in, when you can swap between the rear and front-facing cameras. The flash button on the proper very notably means that you can simply depth with a slider. (Hint: Turn off system-wide “Camera access” to particularly use this characteristic.)
“Reset zoom” is centered on the backside with a settings button on the left, similar to the redesigned Google Camera, letting you entry shade Filters with a carousel that gives a dwell preview. “More settings” on the nook provides you the flexibility to show on/off what seems: Inverted, Grayscale, Grayscale inverted, Yellow on black, Black on yellow, Yellow on blue, Blue on yellow, White on blue, Blue on white, Red on black, and Black on crimson.
Then there are Contrast and Brightness changes with a slider, in addition to plus/minus buttons, with a fast reset potential.
Upon capturing a picture you possibly can preserve making use of Filter, Contrast, and Brightness changes. In the top-right nook, you possibly can ship to Google Lens for evaluation, copying textual content, and text-to-speech. There’s additionally saving to a brand new gadget folder, with the flexibility to browse a Magnifier-specific digicam roll from the bottom-right nook. Finally, you possibly can share through the system sheet.
According to the Play Store listing, Magnifier “requires Pixel 5 or later model.” The Pixel Fold and Tablet aren’t presently supported. Besides the Quick Settings tile, Google conveniently suggests opening Magnifier through Pixel’s Quick (again) faucet characteristic:
- Open your telephone’s Settings app.
- Go to System > Gestures > Quick faucet.
- Turn on Use Quick faucet.
- Choose open app. Next to “Open app,” faucet Settings. Then choose Magnifier.
- To open Magnifier, faucet twice on the again of your telephone
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