What’s Happening:

The new open source image processing library, Spectrum, was officially launched by Facebook yesterday, after being in beta since November 2018. The company says that Spectrum will help improve the quality and reliability of images uploaded through the platform’s suite of apps — something that Facebook is committed to as it makes technology such as this available open-source to the developer community.

 

Why it Matters:

Smartphones are increasingly becoming the primary camera for people worldwide, and one of the most important focal points with new phone launches. Huge megapixel sensors, such as the 48-megapixel recently announced by Sony for its 2019 phones, and AI-powered software are making phone cameras more and more powerful.

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