Do y'all use HDR?

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  1. jester0723 macrumors regular

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    I played around with HDR a little in a moderately-lit room, and from what I can tell, it basically prevents over-exposure from lights and reflections. I'm not sure whether I like it better or not so I figured I'd ask.

    If you do use it, do you keep the extra non-HDR photo? Seems like a bit of a waste of space to save two of every image.
     
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816

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  3. brendan1 macrumors member

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    I use it but only save the best pic of the two.
     
  4. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    (In before Southern joke.. lol)

    Nah, I don't use it.
     
  5. BrandonJay21 macrumors member

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    It's great when taking pictures outside on a very bright day. It captures both the bright areas and the shady areas. I only keep the better of the two pics.
     
  6. jester0723 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess I'll keep it on and go back through it from time to time and delete the worse-looking picture. Can't hurt to at least have the option for HDR.
     
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I use it when its necessary, but if its not I don't since it'll ruin the picture. (Kind of obvious but I thought I'd chime in).
     
  8. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I never use it, I've always had better results with just the regular camera function.
     
  9. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    I love it depending on the lighting situation. If it is very bright it will help fill in the spots that may be too bright.
     
  10. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    I use it pretty regularly. Depending upon the photo and my intended use, i will sometimes keep both the regular one AND the HDR the picture as well.
     
  11. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    I use it, but im not a huge fan because I don't really see a big difference and its annoying to have 2 copies lol, and also annoying to just have one to choose from haha
     
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I only use it sometimes. I take a lot of pictures, though, so sometimes for me might be a lot for someone else.

    I almost always delete the worst of the two.
     
  13. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    I hate taking a potentially good pic only to see the lighting is off, so I have it on 80% of the time and as said above. I keep the best picture taken between the regular and HDR
     
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  15. jester0723 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How does it ruin the picture? Sorry if this is an obvious question but this is my first iPhone. Coming from a blackberry, it's amazing to have a camera that takes worthwhile pictures at all :rolleyes:
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I leave it turned on and delete the worse of the two pics.
     
  17. noteple macrumors 65816

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    I'll use it as long as it helps me capture better pictures.
     
  18. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    If you take a picture of a scene that isn't high contrast it will either brighten or darken the entire scene when it tries to process the HDR. It's usually not by much but it does happen.

    A high contrast shot would be something like an interior shot where a window is visible. Our eyes can see both the inside and whats outside the window but cameras don't have that level of dynamic range so either the interior will be dark, or whats outside the window will be blown out. With HDR, you can capture both.
     
  19. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    Great explanation -- now I finally understand how it works!
     
  20. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    Thats actually pretty useful. Never thought of it that way. Thanks! :D
     
  21. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    HDR function as it applies to the iphone is about automation helping its simple camera function handle less than ideal shooting conditions; something that an ordinary point and shoot deals with in a superior way.
     
  22. davehutch macrumors 6502a

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    ^^
    This
     
  23. oplix Suspended

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    Watch the keynote, guy. It will explain to you how to use HDR, guy.
     

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