Popular camera app Halide, which provides iPhone users with more control when taking pictures with their iPhones, today received a major update that introduces several new features.
Photos with Portrait effects are now available in the Halide app, with Halide incorporating a mix of smart facial detection and point of interest detection to create Portrait mode photos with background blur effects.
Portrait Mode is combined with a new „Depth Peaking“ feature that’s designed to show an outline of the camera’s 3D space when capturing a photo that uses depth effects. A new Portrait Preview mode will also show a preview of what Portrait effects [...]
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the third beta and a little over two weeks after releasing watchOS 4.2.3, a minor update focusing on bug fixes.
Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software update.
To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it has to be placed on the charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone it’s paired to.
watchOS 4.3 introduces support for [...]
Apple this evening uploaded a new „Portrait Lighting“ video to its YouTube channel, which is designed to give a behind the scenes look at how the Portrait Lighting effects on the iPhone X were created.
Take a look behind the iPhone X and discover the process we went through to create Portrait Lighting. Combining timeless lighting principles with advanced machine learning, we created an iPhone that takes studio-quality portraits without the studio.
In the video, Apple explains that it worked with global image makers and some of the world’s best photographers to combine timeless lighting principles with machine learning techniques.
The result [...]
Apple today shared three new iPhone tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, providing quick walkthroughs on shooting a Portrait mode selfie, editing a Portrait selfie, and creating a Live Photo that uses the „bounce“ effect.
The first two videos pertain to the iPhone X, which is the only iPhone that supports Portrait mode selfies thanks to the front-facing TrueDepth camera, while the Live Photos video is applicable to all devices that support Live Photos.
Each video is just over 30 seconds in length and goes through all of the steps necessary to accomplish each task using an actual iPhone screen recording to highlight each action.