App spotlight: Microsoft Pix

We’re a bit obsessed with Microsoft’s new iPhone photography app, here’s why.
 So far this month we’ve already talked about how much we love Prisma, the free app for iPhone — and more recently, Android — that turns your photos into works of art, and now Microsoft has only gone and launched another impressive app, suitable for any budding or professional iPhone photographer, Microsoft Pix. 
 Free for iPhone on the App Store, Pix works at the source and actually helps you take better pictures, rather than applying a fancy filter after the fact. 
 Super intelligent and easy to use, Pix analyses a scene even before you shoot, and when you do start snapping it takes 10 frames — instead of one — analyses each one for things like colour, balance and clarity, selects the best one and deletes the rest, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the best photo possible.

The range of features on Pix is also pretty impressive, as well as smart settings, Pix also offers face recognition, so it optimises images to get the best clarity if you’re taking a group shot; auto-enhance, meaning you don’t need to fiddle around with settings and filters; live image, which is a particularly nice addition for anyone who doesn’t have the latest iPhone 6s with Live Photos; and hyperlapse, which stablished videos automatically. Check out the infographic below to see what else you can do with Microsoft Pix.

Originally published at on July 28, 2016.

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