Written by Nick Heer.

Marques Brownlee’s Thoughts on Computational Photography

Most of the manipulations highlighted by Marques Brownlee are just automatic versions of tasks photographers used to have to spend hours completing in Photoshop or Lightroom. It is only generalizing a formerly specialized set of skills, but it seems like that approaches a fuzzy line of what may be desirable.

I could swear I vaguely remember the iPhone camera feature Brownlee mentions where it will merge images to make the best group photo where nobody is blinking, but I think we may both be hallucinating that announcement. I cannot find evidence of it; the best I found is a begging blog post from last year.