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How To Video: Get the most out of the HTC One M8’s new camera features

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How To Video: Get the most out of the HTC One M8’s new camera features

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Here’s how you can utilize the depth of field sensor on HTC’s latest flagship device and bring your photos to life.

[MUSIC]. [MUSIC]. I'm Dan Graziano and I'm here with HTC's latest flagship device, the HTC One M8. I'm Dan Graziano and I'm here with HTC's latest flagship device, the HTC One M8. This phone is faster, has a bigger screen, and even more features then it's predecessor the HTC One. This phone is faster, has a bigger screen, and even more features then it's predecessor the HTC One. One of the main selling points in the rear camera. One of the main selling points in the rear camera. Unlike Samsung, Nokia, and Sony, who continue to push megapixel count higher and higher, HTC is banking on its new dual camera to win customers over. Unlike Samsung, Nokia, and Sony, who continue to push megapixel count higher and higher, HTC is banking on its new dual camera to win customers over. The HTC One M8 includes an updated ultrapixel rear camera, which in reality is a four megapixel camera with better low light performance. The HTC One M8 includes an updated ultrapixel rear camera, which in reality is a four megapixel camera with better low light performance. It also has this, a second depth-of-field sensor that sits above the main camera, and allows you to refocus your photos after you take them. It also has this, a second depth-of-field sensor that sits above the main camera, and allows you to refocus your photos after you take them. After snapping a photo, view the image in a gallery, click on the edit option on the lower right hand side of the screen, and select Ufocus. After snapping a photo, view the image in a gallery, click on the edit option on the lower right hand side of the screen, and select Ufocus. Then, just simply click on the object you would like to focus. Then, just simply click on the object you would like to focus. The foreground and seasons tool use the depth of field sensor to recognize the different layers in your photo and apply special effects to them. The foreground and seasons tool use the depth of field sensor to recognize the different layers in your photo and apply special effects to them. The foreground tool has four options: sketch, zoom blur, cartoon, and colorize. The foreground tool has four options: sketch, zoom blur, cartoon, and colorize. The sketch option will apply a graphite sketch to the background of your image. The sketch option will apply a graphite sketch to the background of your image. This zoom blur will dramatically blur everything except for the focused object. This zoom blur will dramatically blur everything except for the focused object. The cartoon look will make everything in the background look cartoonish. The cartoon look will make everything in the background look cartoonish. And, the colorized mode will change the background to black and white. And, the colorized mode will change the background to black and white. The seasons feature adds a seasonal flair to your images, such as snowfall or flowers. The seasons feature adds a seasonal flair to your images, such as snowfall or flowers. While the dimension plus tool uses the depth of field sensor to give you sort of a 3D view of your images. While the dimension plus tool uses the depth of field sensor to give you sort of a 3D view of your images. Tilting your phone will change the perspective of the image and give you a sense of depth. Tilting your phone will change the perspective of the image and give you a sense of depth. It's similar to Apple's Parallax Wallpaper in IOS 7. These images can then be saved in a new angle or as a Dimension Plus file for later viewing. It's similar to Apple's Parallax Wallpaper in IOS 7. These images can then be saved in a new angle or as a Dimension Plus file for later viewing. Unfortunately, these features are not available for burst photos while using the Zoe camera or in modes like htr, portrait or landscape. Unfortunately, these features are not available for burst photos while using the Zoe camera or in modes like htr, portrait or landscape. In fact, the Ufocus, foreground, seasons and dimension plus features are only available for photos taken in auto mode. In fact, the Ufocus, foreground, seasons and dimension plus features are only available for photos taken in auto mode. The phone does include a Photoshopesque touchup menu, which includes a wide range of options for editing photos of people. The phone does include a Photoshopesque touchup menu, which includes a wide range of options for editing photos of people. You can smooth out a person's skin, contour their face, remove red eye, and more. You can smooth out a person's skin, contour their face, remove red eye, and more. Of course, the M8 also includes plenty of Instagram-like filters and frames, as well as tool for cropping, rotating, and flipping images. Of course, the M8 also includes plenty of Instagram-like filters and frames, as well as tool for cropping, rotating, and flipping images. For more how-to's like this one, be sure to check out howto.cnet.com. For more how-to's like this one, be sure to check out howto.cnet.com. As always, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with questions or comments. As always, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for CNet. I'm Dan Graziano for CNet. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]. [MUSIC]. I'm Dan Graziano and I'm here with HTC's latest flagship device, the HTC One M8. I'm Dan Graziano and I'm here with HTC's latest flagship device, the HTC One M8. This phone is faster, has a bigger screen, and even more features then it's predecessor the HTC One. This phone is faster, has a bigger screen, and even more features then it's predecessor the HTC One. One of the main selling points in the rear camera. One of the main selling points in the rear camera. Unlike Samsung, Nokia, and Sony, who continue to push megapixel count higher and higher, HTC is banking on its new dual camera to win customers over. Unlike Samsung, Nokia, and Sony, who continue to push megapixel count higher and higher, HTC is banking on its new dual camera to win customers over. The HTC One M8 includes an updated ultrapixel rear camera, which in reality is a four megapixel camera with better low light performance. The HTC One M8 includes an updated ultrapixel rear camera, which in reality is a four megapixel camera with better low light performance. It also has this, a second depth-of-field sensor that sits above the main camera, and allows you to refocus your photos after you take them. It also has this, a second depth-of-field sensor that sits above the main camera, and allows you to refocus your photos after you take them. After snapping a photo, view the image in a gallery, click on the edit option on the lower right hand side of the screen, and select Ufocus. After snapping a photo, view the image in a gallery, click on the edit option on the lower right hand side of the screen, and select Ufocus. Then, just simply click on the object you would like to focus. Then, just simply click on the object you would like to focus. The foreground and seasons tool use the depth of field sensor to recognize the different layers in your photo and apply special effects to them. The foreground and seasons tool use the depth of field sensor to recognize the different layers in your photo and apply special effects to them. The foreground tool has four options: sketch, zoom blur, cartoon, and colorize. The foreground tool has four options: sketch, zoom blur, cartoon, and colorize. The sketch option will apply a graphite sketch to the background of your image. The sketch option will apply a graphite sketch to the background of your image. This zoom blur will dramatically blur everything except for the focused object. This zoom blur will dramatically blur everything except for the focused object. The cartoon look will make everything in the background look cartoonish. The cartoon look will make everything in the background look cartoonish. And, the colorized mode will change the background to black and white. And, the colorized mode will change the background to black and white. The seasons feature adds a seasonal flair to your images, such as snowfall or flowers. The seasons feature adds a seasonal flair to your images, such as snowfall or flowers. While the dimension plus tool uses the depth of field sensor to give you sort of a 3D view of your images. While the dimension plus tool uses the depth of field sensor to give you sort of a 3D view of your images. Tilting your phone will change the perspective of the image and give you a sense of depth. Tilting your phone will change the perspective of the image and give you a sense of depth. It's similar to Apple's Parallax Wallpaper in IOS 7. These images can then be saved in a new angle or as a Dimension Plus file for later viewing. It's similar to Apple's Parallax Wallpaper in IOS 7. These images can then be saved in a new angle or as a Dimension Plus file for later viewing. Unfortunately, these features are not available for burst photos while using the Zoe camera or in modes like htr, portrait or landscape. Unfortunately, these features are not available for burst photos while using the Zoe camera or in modes like htr, portrait or landscape. In fact, the Ufocus, foreground, seasons and dimension plus features are only available for photos taken in auto mode. In fact, the Ufocus, foreground, seasons and dimension plus features are only available for photos taken in auto mode. The phone does include a Photoshopesque touchup menu, which includes a wide range of options for editing photos of people. The phone does include a Photoshopesque touchup menu, which includes a wide range of options for editing photos of people. You can smooth out a person's skin, contour their face, remove red eye, and more. You can smooth out a person's skin, contour their face, remove red eye, and more. Of course, the M8 also includes plenty of Instagram-like filters and frames, as well as tool for cropping, rotating, and flipping images. Of course, the M8 also includes plenty of Instagram-like filters and frames, as well as tool for cropping, rotating, and flipping images. For more how-to's like this one, be sure to check out howto.cnet.com. For more how-to's like this one, be sure to check out howto.cnet.com. As always, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with questions or comments. As always, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for CNet. I'm Dan Graziano for CNet. Thanks for watching. Thanks for watching.

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