Macro photography is now easier on the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

Google Pixel 7 lineup
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Image credit: Google)

Google has updated its camera app on the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to better enable quick macro photography. As a Pixel user, I have found the Pixel camera decides to jump into macro mode more often than I would like, often being activated when it is not needed or when I am using the 2x zoom. The camera also takes a second to analyze a scene after moving the phone and switch out of macro mode, so this can be jarring when trying to capture the next photo. So often it is best to just leave this setting off completely until it is needed.

Before this update, the settings for turning macro mode off completely were buried deep within the camera settings menu. You had to hit the small settings icon in the top right of the screen, before choosing more settings, selecting it from the menu, and then swiping back to your photography. When you wanted it back on, you had to repeat this whole process.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.