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You can now edit Duo Camera photos without an HTCOne M8

HTC's software includes amazing Duo Camera effects, but so far very few of us have been truly able to experience the editing process. This changes today!
August 7, 2014
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The HTCOne M8 introduced camera technology that continues to be very unique in the mobile industry. The One M8 and J Butterfly share what HTCcalls the Duo Camera, a system with two cameras in the back of the device. This dual set-up gives hardware the ability to distinguish distances between objects within the image. This means it’s easy to create a “blurry” effect that is hard to get without dedicated photo equipment.

HTC’s software includes other cool effects that take advantage of this technology, but so far very few of us have been truly able to experience the editing process. This changes today, with an update that allows users to share more than the final image. In fact, they can share the pre-edited photo and allow friends to experience how UFocus, Foregrounder and Dimension Plus work.

HTC calls it the Due Effects Gallery, and it is available via the latest update to the HTCGallery app, which you can now get from the Google Play Store.


The feature can be a bit hard to find, so we thought we should let you know how it all works. You can simply go to the HTCGallery and find the image you want to share. Tap on it and select “Edit”. Once in the editing page, you can simply select the effect you want to share with the world.

Click on the share button and select “Link”. After this, you will be presented with a list of apps that you can share your lovely images with. Make your selection and then you can easily share the link with anyone you want. The service is hosted by Google Drive, which is why the UI will seem oddly familiar.

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