Google Photos: finally faithfully transcribed skin colors thanks to Real Tone filters
Real Tone is one of the latest photography-related features launched by Google. This technology notably makes it possible to display the nuances of different skin colors with greater authenticity, fidelity and detail. Good news, Real Tone filters are coming soon to Google Photos.
When the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched, Google introduced a whole new feature dedicated to photography. baptized RealTonethese filters simply make it possible to transcribe with more‘authenticity and detail all the nuances of different skin colors.
The aim is to ensure thatthat Google cameras and imaging products work more fairly for people of color,” as the firm explained. At the Google I/O conference in May 2022, the Mountain View firm announced thatit planned to integrate Real Tone on other devices and services.
Real Tone filters will notably be available on the Pixel 6a, the brand’s next mid-range smartphone, as well as on the Pixel 7. However, the official Android Twitter account has just announced good news. In effect, Real Tone filters are being rolled out to the Google Photos Android app.
Real Tone filters coming soon to Google Photos
According to our colleagues from the Android Central site, these new filters will also be available on the Web and iOS versions. As a reminder, these Real Tone filters are based on Monk Skin Tone Scalewhich was created to replace outdated skin tone scales that favor fair skin.
Google co-developed this scale with Ellis Monk, assistant professor of sociology at Harvard. As the teacher points out, the Monk Skin Tone scale is a precise 10-point skin tone scale that was designed to be intentionally more representative and inclusive, especially for people with darker skin colors.
Real Tone filters are currently not available on Google Photos as of this writing. Nevertheless, Google assures that they will be accessible to all users during the month of June.