Is there a reason to not always use HDR?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stanw, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 6S+ and from what I understand, HDR will combine multiple exposures into one good one. Is there a reason why it is a bad idea to always keep this turned on?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bpeeps macrumors 68020

    bpeeps

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    Space, preference, sometimes stylistically HDR produces ultra sharp, contrasted photos that look heavily edited and enhanced, might not create the look you want.
     
  3. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    I use auto HDR, with keep normal photos option turned off
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Likewise :)
     
  5. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think that's how it is implemented. It's basically tone mapping a single image I believe rather than taking 3 shots and combining them.
    Also HDR is slower in lower light situation cause it defaults to a slower shutter speed.
     
  6. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    I use auto HDR and keep normals. This way I can choose which I like the look of best.

    Thats exactly what the HDR does. At least according to the source.
     
  7. merc-tt macrumors member

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    HDR is typically better for landscape (not orientation but actual landscapes) photos.
     

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