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[Camera Kit] New Features: Inclusive Camera for SDK 1.14.1 and above

tessak22 Posts: 7 👻
edited August 2022 in Announcements #1

We are incredibly excited to share that we now have support for our first Inclusive Camera features in Camera Kit. We announced our initiative for creating a more Inclusive Camera for Snapchat in 2021, which aims to improve the camera so that every person regardless of skin tone, culture, or ability can take a great picture. Ring Light and Tone work to improve low light flash capture and exposure so that our camera can start to account for all skin tones and undertones. You can integrate both Ring Light and Tone Mode features in your Camera Kit powered app, referencing the Camera Kit sample UI for guidance.

What does Inclusive Camera technology consist of?

  • Ring Light - allows users to see their face in low light while capturing and improves the capabilities of the front-facing flash capture by enabling color temperature selection to best match undertones. When Ring Light is enabled on the front-facing camera, a light border is shown that provides additional illumination and increases screen brightness.
  • Tone Mode - designed to fine-tune exposure to better account for all skin tones. This is implemented in the CameraLayout UI with a toggle and slider gradient for selecting intensity.

Inclusive Camera is supported in Camera Kit SDK versions 1.14.1 and above. We’d love to hear from you if this is of interest and if you plan to integrate this feature!