Apple this afternoon shared a new ad designed to show off the Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone X.
Called „Studio in your pocket,“ the ad features a woman who pulls out her iPhone X and sees an entire studio’s worth of lighting equipment pop up around her.
Portrait Lighting, available on both the front and rear-facing cameras of the iPhone X, is designed to allow you to add studio quality lighting effects to your images, either while taking a shot or during the editing process afterwards.
According to Apple, Portrait Lighting uses sophisticated algorithms to calculate how facial features interact with light, allowing the data to [...]
Instagram today announced the launch of a new „Focus“ mode, which is designed to allow Instagram users to take portrait images with a softly blurred background.
The feature is available as a new option next to „Superzoom“ when you open up the camera. It can be used with the front or rear-facing cameras, and Instagram says as soon as someone is in the shot, the person will stay in focus while the background becomes blurred. Focus mode only works with a person in the frame.
Focus mode can be used with either photos or videos, and it’s designed to be similar to the Portrait Mode feature available on Apple’s newer dual-lens devices. [...]
Apple today released watchOS 4.3, the third major update to the watchOS 4 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4.3 comes more than three months after the release of watchOS 4.2, the last major update that brought Apple Pay Cash.
watchOS 4.3 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.
watchOS 4.3 introduces support for Nightstand mode when the Apple Watch is positioned in a portrait orientation, a feature that [...]
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 [...]