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Apple today shared two new iPhone XS and iPhone XS tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, both of which are designed to highlight available features on the new devices.

The first video is designed to teach users how to better use the search feature in the Photos app. You can search for people, places, and objects, such as food, cats, dogs, beaches, flowers, and more. There are thousands of different objects the iPhone is able to recognize.


The second video includes walks through the steps necessary to create a photo using the Depth Control feature that was introduced in the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. Depth Control lets you adjust the amount of blur in a photograph before or after you take it.


Two additional videos provide the steps for choosing a Key Photo in Live Photos and using the Stage Light Mono mode on the iPhone.




Each video is right around 30 to 43 seconds in length and is similar to other iPhone tutorial videos that Apple has shared in the past. Apple has done a whole tutorial series with videos like these, which are ideal for sharing on social media sites and for quick spots on television.

Apple also often shares many similar videos on its Apple Support YouTube channel, and it has an entire mini how to site on its website dedicated to photography-based iPhone tutorials and walkthroughs.

Article Link: Apple Shares New Tutorial Videos Highlighting iPhone XR and XS Camera and Photos Features
 

SAIRUS

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These would have been better as ads. Showing the product and synergy and all.
 
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RWil85

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In all seriousness..

Can someone please tell me why my iPhone XS Max photos (which is supposed to be superior in all lighting conditions, especially low light, to my previous iPhone 8 Plus) seem super grainy??

Beginning to become seriously frustrated by it. Moments are passing with my family and I feel as though I have many, many photos that are marred by this grain/blurring.

What gives?
 
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GrumpyMom

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In all seriousness..

Can someone please tell me why my iPhone XS Max photos (which is supposed to be superior in all lighting conditions, especially low light, to my previous iPhone 8 Plus) seem super grainy??

Beginning to become seriously frustrated by it. Moments are passing with my family and I feel as though I have many, many photos that are marred by this grain/blurring.

What gives?
I love what Apple has done with hdr this time around and our iphone photos are usually beautifully exposed.

But the blurring of fine details in most indoor lighting situations has finally gotten to me and after years of waiting for them to fix that we have moved on to Android phone cameras for their better retention of fine detail. But on all current smartphone cameras my husband and I have tested, there is still going to be some noise and grain in indoor lighting. Unfortunately Apple tends to actually smear this grain and make a weird mosiac or water color effect that becomes apparent if you enlarge the photo.

We also use a Sony point and shoot for special occasions. My husband wanted a camera that was quick on the draw and offered a powerful zoom and enough megapixels to support printing enlargements.

My husband and I also own very nice DSLRs but neither of us is adept enough to use them to capture all those special spontaneous moments with kids and pets.

They're large and unwieldy and we have noticed only photographers who are pros or serious hobbyists ever seem able to have cameras like that at the ready to capture moments my husband and I can get only with our smart phones and point and shoots.
 
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Wish there was a way to "name" my photos and give them a title. Would make certain pictures and videos much easier to find in the future

Seriously. It's 2019 and you still can't tag or name photos in the app. How is this not easily editable and not a field in the meta data? Or even a proprietary naming system?

Also, rename or give nicknames to bluetooth devices. I have so many bluetooth headphones, and I don't always know all of their brand names or models.
 
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snowboarder

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Seriously. It's 2019 and you still can't tag or name photos in the app.

Photo app is a definition of how bad iOS is. Tens of thousands of photos in one folder is a joke.
Four digit based names reset every few months and all you have is a bottomless mess.
Something as simple as "sort by date" is not available.
Great job Apple :(
 
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I’ve never used an android, so I have no basis of comparison, but I agree, I find indoor photos to be grainy in even slightly lower light. I have an XS. And yes, why do I have to go to my Mac to name photos? I have to say that Google photos is leaps & bounds in front of Apple photos in search, & labeling.
 
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wyarp

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They’re great for taking pics. 1000’s and 1000’s of pics. Now if onlybthese really expensive phones would actually let me import them into Photos on my iMac I’d be happy. Alas, I guess we can’t wxpevt the old Apple adage of ‘it just works’ to apply anymore. :(
 
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baryon

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Featuring music provided by some rando trying out every preset on their new Casio:

This type of music is so damn annoying. It's in every low-effort YouTube tutorial ever. It sounds like that autotuned cat.
 
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Just like all those "shot on iPhone" promo videos that neglect to mention the aftermarket lenses, stabilisers, lighting and post processing, letting you think "oh I can just pull my phone from my pocket and record something like that"!

I know advertising is meant to be aspirational, but come on now.
 
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Two additional videos provide the steps for choosing a Key Photo in Live Photos and using the Stage Light Mono mode on the iPhone.


When will they be doing a video demonstrating the Stage Light mode on the more recent MBPs ? ;)
 
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Jodiuh

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Wish there was a way to "name" my photos and give them a title. Would make certain pictures and videos much easier to find in the future
The best I've found is to name them on MacOS in Photos. But not only is that inconvenient because it has to be done later, it assumes someone has a Mac. :/

Seriously. It's 2019 and you still can't tag or name photos in the app.

Haha, right?

There's so many features that could be added like sort by size so I can see the largest videos.
 
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sidewinder3000

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One thing I really don’t understand: why doesn’t Apple allow me too give a name to a photo, and maybe add a keyword or two, on the iPhone? I appreciate that artificial intelligence is trying to do some of this stuff automatically, but sometimes you just want to name a photo. So that you can reference it later, make it easier to look up, etc.

Would love to see this feature added.
 
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