HTC’s new hardware, the RE camera and Desire EYE, are only part of what the company had to share with us at its “double exposure” event today. Beyond those two models, we also got word of some new software offerings from the company, with a similar interest in giving users the best imaging experience they could hope for from their mobile devices. Sharing a name with that new phone, HTC has also taken the wraps off its HTC EYE Experience software, arriving soon for existing HTC Androids.
The EYE Experience is all about making the cameras on your phone more useful through the introduction of some new features. One of those is a face tracking mode for front-facers, cropping and panning the camera’s input to follow the faces of multiple subjects at once – up to four. The idea there is to let you bring friends in on a video call without spending the whole time thinking about how you’re framing the shot.
Split Capture mode will grab pics or video from your phone’s front and back cameras simultaneously, and an interesting Crop-Me-In feature (top) allows you to superimpose yourself from the front camera onto the scene captured by the rear camera – something we’re sure will result in some very silly mash-ups. Beyond these new camera modes, the EYE Experience will also deliver some abilities from the Desire 820’s camera software to the rest of HTC’s lineup.
HTC phones supporting the EYE Experience will include the One M8, M7, E8, mini, mini 2, Remix, and Max, as well as the Desire 612 and 818. Look for the software to become available on these models sometime over the next few months.