The two companies announced that Instagram will be able to display HDR photos taken with Samsung's new Galaxy S24 phones. “Every photo or video you take or watch will be displayed in a full range of colors and contrast, from the moment the content is captured to the moment it is published,” said Dr. Hamid Sheikh, Vice President of Smart Imaging at Samsung. On stage at the S24 launch party. “In fact, the Galaxy S24 series will be the first ever to be HDR-enabled for Instagram photos.” The app already supports HDR videos.
HDR support was one of a few social media photography-focused features that Samsung announced for its new phones, the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra. The smartphone maker also announced that Instagram, as well as rival Snapchat, will be able to take advantage of Samsung's native camera features when taking photos directly from social media apps.
These features include low-light Nightography, Super HDR, and video stabilization. Engadget Notes Video stabilization must be enabled in the native camera app before it's available through Instagram and Snapchat, but otherwise this means Instagram and Snapchat should offer a more realistic photography experience for S24 owners.
While more Samsung camera features will be available through third-party cameras in Instagram and Snapchat with the Galaxy S24, Engadget She notes that you'll still want to stick with the phone's first-party apps to take advantage of the AI-focused editing features, which can add background blur, remove reflections, and even move subjects around the frame.
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