Moment has released an update for its Moment Pro camera app that gives Pixel 2 smartphone owners access to the same HDR+ shooting mode available in the Google Camera app. The third-party shooting mode utilizes the Pixel Visual Core co-processor hardware Google built into the Pixel 2 smartphones, which Google activated for third-party apps via a software update issue in February.
Moment Pro’s new HDR+ feature takes advantage of the Pixel 2’s image processing hardware to rapidly capture high dynamic range images
As with Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp, Moment Pro’s new HDR+ feature takes advantage of the Pixel 2’s image processing hardware to rapidly capture high dynamic range images, which are processed in the background. As Google previously explained, the Pixel Visual Core efficiently uses power to reduce battery drain while processing the HDR+ content.
In addition to the Pixel 2 HDR+ support, Moment Pro’s update adds a map with location data in detailed view, assuming location info is available, as well as the option to make Motion Pro the device’s default camera, performance improvements, and bug fixes. The camera app is available from Google Play Store for $1.99 USD.