Google had communicated to Google I/O that they wanted to display skin colors better – across all products. For this purpose, they have cooperated with the Harvard professor and sociologist Dr. Ellis Monk. Together they have developed a color scale with ten levels: the Monk Skin Tone (MST) Scale. This scale now serves as a basis for several Google products. Corresponding changes will be made within the next few months.
The new Real Tone filters in Google Photos are now available on Android, iOS and the web. These filters have been developed by professional image designers for different skin tones, allowing users to choose the filter that suits their style, according to the company.
If the selected filter is one of the new filters, you should see the message “Created with Real Tone”.
The new Real Tone filters in Google Photos are starting to roll out today on Android, iOS, and web. These filters were designed by professional image makers to work well across skin tones, so you can choose the filter that reflects your style. pic.twitter.com/UwTS4KIodY
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) May 24, 2022