This part of such a long article about photography and movies facilities in Xiaomi Mi 8 6GB 128GB (Global version) is the last one. This is the time to summarize all stuff, which has been raised for last month. I used to show you gradually all imaging functions one by one from the most typical modes and their settings, through zoom, macro and night photography into video facilities.
Now I would like to write for you something about retouch the images, which you have been arleady done for sure.

If you have taken a picture, then you have got a few options for further processing, as per screen below (Pic. 1, 2).

 

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Pic. 1, 2 Major image processing options available in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

Let’s focus on the “Edit” options, which offer a wide spectrum of image processing possibilities (Pic. 3).

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Pic. 3 Image processing options in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

The Beautify option offers a few basic filters, which can emphasize some tints in order to make your picture more beautiful (Pic. 4).

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Pic. 4 A few “Beautify” filters available in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

Don’t worry, there are not the only filters available in Xiaomi Mi 8. Jump below to get some details about it.

Next major option, which you can use as an adjustment is the “Crop” option. You can there make some technical adjustments of your picture as a setting of its size, rotate it, etc. (Pic. 5, 6).

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Pic. 5, 6 The picture rotate and size options in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

Now return to the “Beautify” options, where I have shown a few filters only. Again, there are no the only filters available for image retouch, because the Xiaomi Mi 8 features another one – the “Filters“, containing a few sets of filters, which you can adjust in many situations. The first group is a landscape (Pic. 7).

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Pic. 7 The “Landscape” filters in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

Switching between each filter you can see how your picture is going to change, when use it (Pic. 8).

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Pic. 8 An examples of “Landscape” filters in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone: 1 – None, 2 – City, 3 – LOMO, 4 – Sun.

In all sets of filter you will be able to adjust a percentage of the filter impact to the image (Pic. 9).

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Pic. 9 All retouch filters in Xiaomi Mi 8 spartphone are adjustable in percentage scale.

Let’s go to the next set of filters, which is a Portrait. It includes a dozen or so another filters, suitable for portrait sessions, selfies, etc. (Pic. 10).

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Pic. 10 The Portrait filters in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

In case of another 2 sets of filters (Food and Film) it looks pretty much the same (Pic. 11, 12).

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Pic. 11 The Food filters in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.
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Pic. 12 The Film filters in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 6GB 128GB (Global Version) features a multitude of stickers, placed in a few groups (Pic. 13 – 19).

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Pic. 13-20 The set of stickers available in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone: 13 – Cutie, 14 – Words, 15 – Comics, 16 – Boom, 17 – My Life, 18 – funny Girl, 19 – Spring, 20 – Summer.

In the “Doodle” mode you can make some drawings on your pictures (Pic. 21) with any modifications, i.e. rotating, resizing provided (Pic. 22).

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Pic. 21, 22 The Doodle mode in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone allows you to make a simple drawings (20) and their i.e. rotations (21).

Next to the drawing option, the device offers also a “Text” feature (Pic. 23).

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Pic. 23 The Text feature in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

The aforementioned image retouch options, like Stickers, Doodle and Text are nowadays nothing unusual, being available in many smartphones, however I think, that Xiaomi Mi 8 shall have a bit more, than other, older devides.
The “Adjust” option can be useful for someone, who is not sure enough about the brightness, contrast or saturation of the picture. Xiaomi Mi 8 has also a Sharpen and Vignette options (Pic. 24).

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Pic. 24 The Adjust options in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

Quite interesting is a Mosaic option, which Xiaomi Mi 8 offers for its users. There is a few patterns (Pic. 25), which you can put into your image area, wherever you want (Pic. 26).

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Pic. 25 The Mosaic patterns available in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.
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Pic. 26 The Mosaic options in action. It looks interesting, doesn’t it?

Last option for image processing is the “Erase” option, being probably the most interesting option from all provided.

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Pic. 27 The “Erase” option in Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone.

All changes are to be withdrawn in all modes, when you click the “Original” button, located in the top right corner (Pic. 4).
To summarize all image retouch let’s see a few photo examples below:

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Pic. 28 Mill ROad seen from Hemingford Road, Cambridge, UK.

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Pic. 29, 30 Hemingford Road, Cambridge, UK.

Great! I have shown you all image processing & retouch facilities offered by Xiaomi Mi 8 6GB 128GB (Global version). Now I would like to summarize all photo & video facilities, that customer can enjoy using this device. In general the pictures are really nice, what you could see in 1st part of the article.

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Pic. 31 The Wimpole Hall area, UK.
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Pic. 32 Glisson Road, Cambridge, UK.
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Pic. 33 COrrie Road, Cambridge, UK.

See below also the images, which you will able to take, when read a 2nd part of this article:

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Pic. 34 A Peat Moss.
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Pic. 35 A white rose.
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Pic. 36 A 5x zoom example, Colleridge Recreation Ground, cambridge, UK.

In the 3rd part of this article I have shown a night pictures done by Xioami Mi 8 smartphone. You can use this device in stargazing purpose too.

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Pic. 37 Night at Corrie Road, Cambridge, UK.
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Pic. 38 Residential area near Coledirge Road during the night.
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Pic. 39 Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone is perfect for stargazing. Taurus constellation with Aldebaran and Pleades.

Previous part of the article has been designated for video facilities, which are also wide in this device. You can make a various timelapses and slow motion movies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59vI9GK5tZ4&t=32s

I believe, that every user of this smartphone will be happy with photo and video facilities, which has been offered in this device.

Mariusz Krukar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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