Do you always have HDR on or do you only use it at certain times?

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  2. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    takes too much time. So I only use it when I need to, but with that said. I have kept the original photo and dumped the HDR photo, just because it didn't look any better.
     
  3. Realistiic macrumors regular

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    Same here, but today I took a HDR photo of a box of celebrations. Looking between the two photo's I found it hard to see any difference.
     
  4. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I leave it on. I can tell the difference between HDR and off when viewing on computer. HDR is better 90% of the time.
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I noticed that HDR disables the flash, why is this? I have left it off because of this.
     
  6. Realistiic macrumors regular

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    Same here, today I took a photo of celebrations sweets. Although looking between the two I couldn't see any difference.
     
  7. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    I turn it on occasionally. The HDR effect seems less pronounced on the iPhone than other phones I've had, but it also is a lot less likely to create 'auras' around things when I use it.

    I probably use it on about 1 in 5 photos.
     
  8. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    The HDR effect seemed to be much better when it first came out with the iphone 4 i think it was. Ever since the 5 came out it just doesnt seem to function as well.
     
  9. MLAM macrumors regular

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    I've always used HDR most of the time.

    I've noticed with the 5s though that the difference is less pronounced between the 2 shots.

    I wonder if apple's image software is getting better without HDR now.
     
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  11. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Here is an example with HDR off and on. First photo off, second on. With it off, the orange in the flowers get oversaturated, With HDR on, color looks better on orange flowers. Taken with 5s.

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  12. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    the way HDR is designed is to take multiple pics in the time frame of one pic. the flash can't really blink that fast. Then it combines the exposures from all those pics taking the best qualities into one pic.
     
  13. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    So HDR can't be used in low light situations correct?
     
  14. PNutts macrumors 601

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    It can. I leave it on all the time and as an added benefit the pictures can be sharper, too.
     
  15. sumsingwong macrumors 6502

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    HDR reduces overexposure and under exposure. A good example in those photos is the brick column.
     

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