iPhone XS Max Xs Max Portrait Mode blurry

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  1. alanderp, Sep 23, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018

    alanderp macrumors regular

    alanderp

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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
     
  2. alanderp thread starter macrumors regular

    alanderp

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  3. Joespontiac macrumors newbie

    Joespontiac

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    I have this too. Is it normal or a bug?
     

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  4. BigMcGuire Contributor

    BigMcGuire

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    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? :/
     
  5. Joespontiac macrumors newbie

    Joespontiac

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    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.
     
  6. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  7. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

    Vermifuge

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    It's not as precise with small objects. Straws nearly always do that.
     
  8. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    It's "portrait" mode. Not "product" mode.
    You're asking it to do something it's not designed to do.
     

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