Portrait Light, the ability to change the light source of a picture after it’s been shot, was one of the Google Pixel 5 features that received a lot of praise in early reviews. Today, the feature is already being rolled out to older Pixel phones before the phone is even launched in the United States.
As the folks at Android Police have discovered, some owners of Pixel 2 , Pixel 3, and Pixel 4 are already aware that in google photos, Portrait Light is available on their device. This, of course , comes with a server-side update via google photos. The functionality can be found under the newly rolled out new editing interface.
If Portrait Light is available on your older Google Pixel screen, you can only see it activated by people’s photos. It is not necessarily a portrait-mode picture that causes this choice to appear, but rather a shot that clearly only contains one person. I couldn’t get this feature to work on my Google Pixel 4 XL during a quick test this morning. However, the feature only appears when Google considers a photo-worthy one. One of our tipsters was able to get the Mona Lisa and American Gothic features to work, but your results may vary.
So far, the feature has been reported to show up on Google Photos v188.8.131.527400196 on Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4 XL models.