iPhone XR Non People Portrait Mode XR


thadoggfather

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Is that using stock camera app?

It’s not portrait mode bc that will make narrow depth of field dramatically more narrow based on having both cameras and Algorithm stuff for xs / max

I suspect apple could add it like faces with the Xr single lens that produces similar results but they likely want to differentiate and up sell too

The fast speed of the lens and (low f stop) gives you partial depth of field especially in relation to where the lens is focusing but it’s still not portrait mode

The app halide can add “portrait mode” to non faces but imo not as good as portrait mode on Xr with faces
 

M33-1

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I’m glad you tried the Focus app, but it obviously did not work. You will need to wait for apple or get an XS.
 
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GuruZac

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Resurrecting an older thread, but I've used ProCamera, Focos, and Halide. Focos is nearly unusable. I paid $5.99 for Halide and ProCamera each and was again quite disappointed with Halide, especially after the recommendations so tried ProCamera, and overall, while not great, ProCamera is the best of the three apps, but isn't close to Apple's Portrait Mode. I hope Apple releases an update to allow for non-human subject Portrait Mode and this can obviously be done with a single lens as the Pixel 2/3 have shown. If the XR isn't updated with a software patch, I'll likely upgrade to whatever replaces the XS. Ironically, I have found the Portrait Mode on the XR much more usable than my 7 Plus when taking pics of people. Here's a couple shots I've taken. This is using the native Portrait Mode and native Photos filters. The color photo is actually no filter applied, just a stock photo.
 
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eyeseeyou

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My personal opinion, based off what the kinds of pics posted that people are unhappy with, is that "portrait mode" pics are not all created equal even with the dual lens phones. Blurred backgrounds and in focus subject =/= a good photograph. In many cases, the super blurred background ruins the picture and makes it look artificial.

#turndowntheblur
 

Shanghaichica

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My personal opinion, based off what the kinds of pics posted that people are unhappy with, is that "portrait mode" pics are not all created equal even with the dual lens phones. Blurred backgrounds and in focus subject =/= a good photograph. In many cases, the super blurred background ruins the picture and makes it look artificial.

#turndowntheblur
None of the pics in this thread where posted with a dual lens camera. However I do agree that there is a lot of variation, just as there would be when taking a picture with the wide angle lens.
 

eyeseeyou

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None of the pics in this thread where posted with a dual lens camera. However I do agree that there is a lot of variation, just as there would be when taking a picture with the wide angle lens.
Agreed, as I was stating that regardless of a dual or single lens portrait mode pic, what I've been seeing is that a "bad" portrait mode pic isn't necessarily because the single lense portrait mode camera is less capable as a dual lens.