Apple Highlights Photos Shot With Portrait Mode and Depth Control on iPhone XS

Apple today highlighted a series of photographs that were captured using the Portrait Mode and Depth Control features of the iPhone XS, sharing the images in an Apple Newsroom article.

Apple focused on images that were shared from users around the world on social networks that include Twitter and Instagram. To find the images, Apple used the #ShotoniPhone hashtag.

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All of the photos used Portrait Mode and the new Depth Control feature, which is exclusive to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.


Portrait Mode is designed to blur the background when capturing a subject in the foreground, while Depth Control allows you to adjust the amount of blur in the photograph for a customized look.


On the iPhone XS, Portrait Mode images with Depth Control can feature any subject, including pets, flowers, food, and more because there are two cameras to pull depth information from.

On the iPhone XR, however, it's worth noting that Portrait Mode images must include a human subject because the feature does not work unless a face can be detected.

The full range of photos Apple thought were worthy of sharing can be found in the Apple Newsroom article.

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Return Zero Avatar
75 months ago
And still not better than LAST YEARS Pixel 2, let’s not even bring up the Pixel 3 camera, wouldn’t even be fair
Photos are only one camera application (and both phones have their strengths here; Pixel doesn't win in every scenario).

Now, video (and audio) on either Pixel is absolutely sh*tty compared to the iPhone.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
75 months ago
Why does that kid look so sad?

He's having an existential moment as he realizes life is meaningless ...
Nothing a subtle tweak in Photoshop can't fix…



Perfect!

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Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
75 months ago
And still not better than LAST YEARS Pixel 2, let’s not even bring up the Pixel 3 camera, wouldn’t even be fair
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
75 months ago
And still not better than LAST YEARS Pixel 2, let’s not even bring up the Pixel 3 camera, wouldn’t even be fair
That’s about all the Pixel’s got going for it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
75 months ago
And still not better than LAST YEARS Pixel 2, let’s not even bring up the Pixel 3 camera, wouldn’t even be fair
don't forget the #crappydisplaygate. Thats why Pixel2 users have to upgrade. But why is the Pixel 3 slower than last years iPhone X?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cppguy Avatar
75 months ago
Computational photography is completely hit and miss. If you're lucky, it comes out OK, if not, it cuts half your hair or arm. Professionals cannot depend on it. I certainly wouldn't hold my breath, when a proper camera always gets the bokeh 100% of the time, because it's analog, following simple laws of physics.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)