iPhone XS Max Xs Max Portrait Mode blurry

alanderp

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 15, 2016
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Hey all,

I’ve had iphones which could utilize portrait mode since the mode came out, and never noticed this.

When in portrait mode on my Max, the live view doesn’t seem to be computing the bokeh effect correctly and you can see splotchy spots, but the moment I press the shutter button, the actual picture taken looks correct. The spots get blurry in the middle of my subject sometimes as well which is weird.

Is this normal or is it a bug? Never happened on my X.

https://imgur.com/a/yvazWkD

Here is another example pre and post picture.

https://imgur.com/a/YGhw6uS
 
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BigMcGuire

Contributor
Jan 10, 2012
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California
Seems normal to me. I think Portrait mode is mostly designed for faces and does much better with a person's face. Whenever I try to portrait mode my birds it doesn't work well, or non-human objects. I'm no pro, but what I see seems normal to me? :/
 

Joespontiac

macrumors newbie
Oct 17, 2018
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0
Hmm not sure. It’s not like it on my 7 plus. Strange as I think it’s come after a fresh install but can’t be 100% certain. Might have to do another install just to double check.
Sometimes it’s ok, sometimes it’s really bad.
 

Azathoth123

macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2018
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Fountain City
I’ve tried product shots like that experimenting with portrait mode, and PM does not seem to like not having a face. I had similar results but I do not believe that anything is faulty.

Cheers, Azy
 
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