Earlier this week Nokia announced Camera Extra’s for their windows phone, Lumia devices and would begin its roll-out and the first countries to see this are China and the U.S.
The new camera facilities include “Smart Group Shot”. The new application allows you to take a bunch of group shots, of 5 consecutive photos. Once you have done this, you can select which face to impose into which shot for your final image.
During BlackBerry Jam 12 earlier this year, RIM showcased its new “time warp” functionality. The facility allows a similar composition as Nokia’s “group shots”. You take an image and then can roll-back to the facial image which suits.
This ability was brought to the BlackBerry from Scalado, a Sweden-based company with interests in digital imaging. Scalado regularly licences its technology.
Scalado recently became a new acquisition added to the Nokia portfolio and today Nokia confirmed that the licensing agreement between RIM and Scalado would continue. There were doubts that this would happen and that it could see the new “time warp” capability left out of the BlackBerry 10 devices due later this year.
Nokia had this statement to make about the collaboration with RIM:
“We’re doing it in such a way that Scalado can…fully deliver on commitments they’ve made to all of their partners, that includes RIM,” - Kevin Shields, SVP of Program and Product Management at Nokia