Low-Light Filter is one of Alfred’s most popular features. A lot of Superheroes have told us they were amazed when they found out they don’t need any extra equipment for Alfred’s Low-Light Filter to work. How did we achieve this? How can you help this feature unleash its full potential? When should you enable Auto Low-Light Filter? Read all about Low-Light Filter today!
Alfred achieves Low-Light Filter by increasing contrast and reducing color. Like how it is with cameras, you can change the contrast, color, and other values for the result/effect that you consider ideal. In terms of Low-Light Filter, we aim at emphasizing the shape or outline of everything in sight. For example, anything that looks like noise in normal photos can actually help the outline stand out when you get the algorithm right.
Sounds awesome, right? We’d like to think so, too!
However, without infrared equipment, Alfred’s Low-Light Filter is not without its flaws. The most common complaint we get is Low-Light Filter doesn’t capture all that much when it is completely dark. Naturally, we are continuously working on polishing all of Alfred’s features. However, there is always going to be a limit to what the algorithm can do.
The best tip we can offer all you Superheroes for the moment is investing in a light with motion sensor. However, you might want to run some experiments to find the best setup because when the light is too close to the Camera device, the images will end up looking too washed-out.
One of Alfred’s relatively new features is called Auto Low-Light Filter. Auto Low-Light Filter works by detecting ambient light. When there isn’t enough, Low-Light Filter will be automatically enabled.
When should you enable Auto Low-Light Filter? When the view of your Camera device is pretty much all dark. For example, if you have a Camera device looking out from your front porch and you don’t mind so much the Events recorded around dawn are less colorful than usual (as it might take a while for the algorithm to detect the difference).
When should you turn Low-Light Filter on/off manually? When there is enough ambient light, but you are trying to observe a darker spot. For example, if your cat is sleeping in a covered cat bed in broad daylight.
Do you have any other Low-Light Filter-related questions that you want us to answer? Don’t forget to ask them by replying to this post!