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Anyone else annoyed by Deep Fusion destroying your photos? iPhone cameras used to be so good until Apple messed it up with Deep Fusion. Now what you see is not what you get anymore. A bit of calculation after the photo is taken and voila, you have everything messed up compared to what you thought you captured. To all of those who like this function, well use it but I don´t like that Apple is forcing it upon us who want to manually adjust the shot and rely on that it is the photo you are going to get. I could choose a different brand but I like iPhones in almost every other aspect except for Deep Fusion. I tried Photo Styles, I tried switching off Smart HDR, I tried the Live Photo trick, I tried the Capture outside frame trick, I tried other apps but iPhone is no longer a phone with a good camera that takes pictures the way you want them, they are distorted with Computational photograhy - Deep Fusion. And I tried the iphone 14 pro too - it´s no better in this aspect. I want Apple to make Deep Fusion optional so that those who like it can use it but for those who want what you see is what you get (in my opinion the way a good camera should work) please make it possible to turn off!
 
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After some discussion, the culprit appears to be HDR processing rather than Deep Fusion. It also seems it can't be disabled.

Thanks but there is no workaround that really works, just try for yourself - this is built into the OS and is very bad and unreliable. A simple on or off for Deep Fusion is the only way to solve it by but Apple has to admit that Deep Fusion is not for everyone first.
 

adrianlondon

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Thanks but there is no workaround that really works, just try for yourself - this is built into the OS and is very bad and unreliable. A simple on or off for Deep Fusion is the only way to solve it by but Apple has to admit that Deep Fusion is not for everyone first.
The thread says there's no workaround.
 

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The thread says there's no workaround.
Yes, and I tried a iPhone 12 mini in the store that you could still disable smart HDR on but no difference. The new iPhone 14 pro that is supposed to work different with Deep Fusion is no better, it distorts pictures too and still no way to turn it off.
 
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mollyc

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This complaint would be better lodged to Apple Support instead of a board filled with hobbyist photographers. 🙂
 

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This complaint would be better lodged to Apple Support instead of a board filled with hobbyist photographers. 🙂
I've done that since december 2021. Nothing happens. To bring the issue attention here might have some spin off - hopefully. A product should be better, not worse. The iPhone cameras was great, and I am sure they still are for us who thinks it´s it good to have a camera ready almost anytime. I just wish Apple could make Deep Fusion optional.
 

Darmok N Jalad

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I gotta say, the XR had my favorite iPhone camera to date. I have a 12 now, and I just don't like the photo output as much. Night mode is cool, and video is okay, but I do think that the computational side has really taken over in smartphones in recent years.
 
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Ray2

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This is Apple and everyone reading Macrumors knows it. They’ve destroyed, sorry “improved”, one core process after another. Now it’s over processed images — if not silly looking images. Iteratively, I moved to Roku a few years ago. A Samsung tablet now serves as my video player/caster. I surprised myself recently by returning my 13 and buying a used 7. It’s all I need. My music resides in an ancient iPod that’s capped at some pre-historic version of iOS but has a headphone jack, an excellent interface and is free of Apple's new “features”. I suggest we need to simply walk away at times. It’s not like there are no alternatives.

Here's a quote from a recent, otherwise mediocre, article in PC Mag: “modern music players—it's a category ruled by serious features and practicality, not superficial style and status.” Apple wasn’t on the list. Pitiful.
 
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