The leaked Windows Phone 8 SDK has given us an early preview of the consumer features in Windows Phone 8. At Windows Phone 7’s launch, Joe Belfiore talked about the phone’s ability to take and share pictures quickly. It was clear that Microsoft felt the camera experience was important to mobile use. However, the cameras in the phones were very shabby. That said, Windows Phone 8 will bring some software features to improve photographs before they are shared.
Windows Phone 8 has been long said to have a feature called Camera Lenses, the SDK shows us what the feature is all about:
Perhaps, Instagram filters might come as lenses? Once can hope.
In Windows Phone 7.5, the Pictures hub added an “auto-fix” feature that made some minor tweaks to the picture based on an algorithm. With Windows Phone 8, the Pictures hub wil let you:
In addition to the camera enhancements, apps will now be capable of uploading pictures in the background. The Windows Phone 8 Camera enhancements will make it easier to capture moments and share better pictures, provided the OEMs have better cameras.