Portrait Mode any better?

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by That-Guy, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone confirm if Portrait Mode is improved with iOS 12? I have found the following:

    Does this only mean Portrait Lighting has got better or is there a noticeable difference to standard Portrait Mode Photos?

    Currently using an iPhone 7 Plus and hoping iOS 12 can improve this for me.
     
  2. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I really hope it’s just improved in general. I also wish they’d use .x.x releases to improve it constantly
     
  3. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

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    It’s definitely significantly better, with much better edge detection, especially in with the front camera. Edges are sharper and the foreground is also sharper rather than soft like before. Studio lighting also looks better.
     
  4. victormorenos macrumors member

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    I took 10 pictures of mine and 10/10 looked like portrait mode/lightning ADs.

    On iOS 11.4 I would say only 2/10 looked like those ADs...

    I would say it really got improved...
     
  5. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    See hearing this makes me want to switch to the beta just for this :)
     
  6. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    Maybe lighting works better, but overall portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus works the same.
     
  7. windywalks macrumors 6502

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    I have to say - my iPhone X does a much better job at Portrait Lighting on iOS 12. It used to be terrible in situations with multiple faces and the studio light was always far from perfect. I even captured a nice portrait of my cat on a window sill. It used to be really weak while photographing anything other than a face.
     
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  9. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. victormorenos macrumors member

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    Dude...

    Taking portrait mode shots in iOS 12 is as good as they shoot in portrait lightning/mode in TV Ads!!!

    It's easy to think they made those Ads using iOS 12 hahaha

    Even in sunlight! Direct sunlight!
     
  12. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Out of interest what phones are everyone using? I’m still using a 7 Plus.
     
  13. Nikhil72 macrumors 65816

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    iPhone X.

    I’ve been beyond ecstatic with the improvements to portrait mode. Just had a group gathering a few days ago and every single shot looks gorgeous, enhanced by portrait lighting. Sharp, well defined, natural appearing edges; good retention of detail. Amazing what algorithmic modifications can do.
     

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