Facebook turns iPhone bokeh images into 3D Photos

Joanna Estrada
October 12, 2018

When shared, users who view the 3D photos can move their phone or VR headset around and view the subject independently of the background. You'll get the best results if your main subject is three or four feet away, and to really make it pop, try to capture scenes with multiple layers of depth, including something in the foreground and something in the background-like a shot of your family standing in a field of flowers.

Facebook users can tilt, pan, and scroll in the photos, viewing them with Oculus Browser and Oculus Rift, as well as in the News Feed. For iPhone users, the feature is available starting today but the rollout is incremental so it might be a while before you actually see the feature in your Facebook App.

What is a Facebook 3D Photo?

3D Photos use the depth maps that are stored with "Portrait" photos taken on iPhone 7+, 8+, X or XS.

How to view a Facebook 3D Photo?

Facebook has launched 3D photos, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to add a 3D effect to images.

Facebook 3D iImages will start appearing in feeds today, but the ability to share them has just started rolling out. According to The Verge, a "3D Photo" feature will come to Android-powered flagship smartphones (the ones featuring a dual-camera setup on the back) such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and LG V35. Now, tap 3D Photo to view the iPhone's gallery section, then choose a photo you have taken using the device's portrait mode, then select a photo, and preview it. You are all set to create a Facebook 3D Photo.

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