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Apple Shares New Video Highlighting Portrait Lighting on iPhone X

Apple this afternoon uploaded a new iPhone X video to its YouTube channel, this time showing off the new Portrait Lighting mode on the iPhone X.

In the 38-second video entitled "A New Light," Apple explains that Portrait Lighting offers studio quality lighting effects without the studio, while also showing off each of the different Portrait Lighting options.

Portrait Lighting on iPhone X creates studio-quality lighting effects. See portraits and selfies in a whole new light.
Portrait Lighting is a feature available for both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, but the iPhone X is the only device that offers Portrait Lighting effects for both the front and rear-facing cameras thanks to its front-facing TrueDepth lens system.

Apple's Portrait Lighting feature uses sophisticated algorithms to calculate how your facial features interact with light, to create unique lighting effects. There are several Portrait mode lighting presets, including Natural Light, Studio Light (lights up your face), Contour Light (adds dramatic shadows), Stage Light (spotlights your face against a dark background), and Stage Light Mono (Stage Light, but in black and white).

Portrait Lighting is one of the new features that Apple has focused on a few times before in past videos, sharing Portrait Lighting tutorials and demonstrations of Portrait Lighting in action. Most of Apple's prior videos focused on the iPhone 8 Plus, though, while this one is specific to iPhone X.



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9 months ago
Lmao, look, I love Apple and my X, but it doesn’t work near as well as they would lead you to believe.
Rating: 17 Votes
9 months ago
If only Portrait Lighting worked that well.... it's horrible with hair.
Rating: 14 Votes
9 months ago
A gimmick "filter" that's used a few times to check it out then tossed in the trash bin with the animojis.
iPhone X!
Rating: 13 Votes
9 months ago

Don't they tell you it's still beta?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208118

"Portrait lighting is currently in beta."


A BETA feature on a +1k € phone...
and they even do an ad ! Common!
Rating: 12 Votes
9 months ago

Please don't make stuff up...

It's not the BEST, but it's way better than in 2013. Siri does the things I ask of her, but there is room for improvement always, with anything.

You could switch to Android products but their entire OS is in beta and you'll probably get no updates to your Android phone unless it's the Pixel, which has a beta design.

Thanks for correcting the record, Tim.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 months ago

So what? $1k is too much? Have you considered the $950 Note 8 or $900 Pixel 2 XL?


too much for having Beta things on it, for sure
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago
Portrait Lighting... it just doesn’t work. Well ok, I managed to get a Portrait Lighting picture of a coffee cup to come out ok. Faces with hair and glasses? Forget it!
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago

Keep in mind Siri started with the "beta" tag, which it dropped in 2013. Didn't change much...

Please don't make stuff up...

It's not the BEST, but it's way better than in 2013. Siri does the things I ask of her, but there is room for improvement always, with anything.

You could switch to Android products but their entire OS is in beta and you'll probably get no updates to your Android phone unless it's the Pixel, which has a beta design.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago

The new lighting modes are nice, but I feel they are mostly beta at this point.

Don't they tell you it's still beta?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208118

"Portrait lighting is currently in beta."
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago
This video is unavailable, just like a functional portrait mode.
Rating: 4 Votes

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