Keep HDR ON in camera iOS11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by robert1998, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. robert1998 macrumors 6502

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    Hello guys! I just want to know if there is any solution to make HDR stay on permanent in the iOS camera?
     
  2. daffie macrumors 6502

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    Settings menu > camera settings...
     
  3. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Nope, there is no setting there for Always on HDR. Wish there was. It’s a right royal PITA having to keep enabling it.
     
  4. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    i set mine to on in the camera itself, force close, and the setting sticked fine.. did it 4 times
     
  5. daffie macrumors 6502

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    This setting should do it...if I’m not mistaken.

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  6. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Aahhh you’re on an iPhone 8? I’m on a 7 and don’t have Auto HDR option.

    Still ridiculous there isn’t a simple always on option.
     
  7. StumpyBloke Suspended

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    Will give it a try
     
  8. blazen100 macrumors newbie

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  9. Chazzle macrumors 68000

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    It will turn back to auto or off after a device restart FYI. Don’t think there’s a way to preserve the HDR setting.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G4

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    It will stick for a bit. Apple tries to default it off because its generally more harmful to image quality in the vast majority of photos.

    Since photos that benefit from HDR (no movement in the shot) isn't typically hyper time sensitive they likely figure you can turn it on manually for those shots.

    The auto settings algorithms are actually pretty good although even then I'm usually deleting the HDR shot vs the original.

    They go a step further and default saving the original image on too.
     
  11. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    After 6 months mine is still on just fine....
     
  12. jasonsmith_88 macrumors regular

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    I agree, HDR is usually worse. However, sometimes it's better. And the algorithm isn't perfect. One time I decided to leave it on auto, and plenty of my photos had blown-out highlights. So now I always shoot with HDR on. And it's extremely frustrating to have to tap the little HDR icon before I take a shot.

    Instead of going for the simplest solution - preserving last-used camera settings - Apple has made the decision to complicate the situation by creating a preference pane for preserving specific settings, but inexplicably this preference pane only contains some camera settings - not all.

    This isn't an omission - Apple know what they're doing. I just can't understand what benefit any user gets from not being able to keep HDR on. You can always delete a HDR photo if it's no good, but you can never retroactively apply HDR to a non-HDR photo. So if your goal is to always get the best possible photo, HDR + Keep Normal Photo is a no-brainer.


    iPhone 7? Maybe it depends on which device you have. I've had a 5 and 6s and neither of them will keep HDR on.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    My guess is so people don’t always use it leaving a poor reputation for camera quality for reasons that aren’t obvious. For example if you always used the flash people looking at the photos would know why they are bad, not so much with HDR. And/or losing a once in a lifetime photo because it was left on.

    With HDR on uses should be very limited (no motion, not brightening things you don’t want like underside of a car from a low angle, minimal vivid colors, etc) and premeditated.
     
  14. jw91 macrumors newbie

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