Facebooks 3D photos can now be made using single-camera phones
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Facebook will now let you post 3D photos to your timeline from the Facebook app even if you have a phone with a single camera, the company announced today. In theory, this should make it possible for a lot more phones to take 3D photos and Facebook says it also means you can use your front-facing camera to take take 3D selfies.
The feature, which was first made available in October 2018, was previously exclusive to phones that had two or more cameras that could take portrait mode shots. Previously, 3D photos relied on using each camera to take an image that Facebook could use to create the depth in a 3D picture.
This new single-camera technique uses machine learning to infer the three-dimensional structure of an image to create the…