Google Camera update brings improved cropping, timer and panorama

By | May 29, 2014

Google has released an update to the Google camera and the new Google Camera update v 2.2 has started rolling out to the Android users and the new update as brought the new features. Google Camera has been more popular and it has reached nearly 5-10 million downloads since its release, last April. It is a solid and full featured camera app ans has brought SLR like lens blur feature.

The new update has brought a several new options such as the option to set a timer, added panorama mode, ability to take a snap while taking the video, improvised cropping and more. This update has also brought  creative picture modes like wide angle and fish eye for Panorama.


Here is the list of the new features added to the Google Camera 2.2

  • Ability to take a snap while shooting the video.
  • Ability to set a timer for 3 an 10 seconds.
  • Added new panorama features like fish eye and  wide angle.
  • Choose between the 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios.
  • Improved cropping feature.

Improvised cropping

When you click the photos, you will get the more options in the standard 3:4 ratio. If you crop them to 16:9 ratio they loose the quality, bu they look better on smartphone screens. So now the Google allowing its users to crop the image to the average display of 16:9 ratio.

Timer added

Google Camera when released, timer is absent and it is the main drawback of the app and it so frustrating to see such a basic feature is missing and Google has now finally fill that gap by introducing the timer feature. Now the Google Camera users can choose the timer between 3 seconds or 10 seconds. But still there are not many options, but something is better than nothing.

New Panorama

New Panorama mode has been added with two new features like fish eye and wide angle. These features help to simply create the new patterns in which the user must move the camera to create the desired effect.

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Author: Peter Jacksonn

Peter, the most experienced in The Tech Bulletin team is a professional blogger and interested in reviewing the gadgets, giving solutions for technical queries. He covers the consumer electronics section along with latest apps and games.+Peter