Apple has improved its portrait mode feature in its iPhone Xs/Xs Max and iPhone XR. To deliver more realistic bokeh effect, Apple has optimized its camera software. This means, you can get the best images by using depth control on your iPhone Xs/Xs Max and iPhone XR.
Last year, in iPhone X, users could use Portrait Mode in the camera app. This year, Apple made an important improvement. If you have updated latest iOS 12.1 beta 1 (Developer or Public beta), you can use depth control on your iPhone Xs/Xs Max and iPhone XR while clicking a picture and even after taking a photo.
How to Use Portrait Mode Depth Control on iPhone Xs Max, Xs, and iPhone XR
Every year, Apple brings new improvements in the camera app. Earlier, Apple introduced portrait mode in its iPhone 7, and gradually, the brand has updated its app to deliver immaculate performance.
If you are new to your device and want to know what depth control can do, it can adjust the strength of blur behind the subject captured even after taking a photo in Portrait Mode.
Step #1. Launch the camera app on your iPhone.
You can also use 3D Touch to bring up Portrait Mode option on your iPhone Xs/Xs Max.
Step #2. Select Portrait Mode from the carousal given above the shutter button → Tap on the button seen (f 5.0) in the top right corner of your phone screen.
A measuring line appears at the bottom of the picture you want to capture. This is a depth measurement line, where wider aperture means more blur and smaller aperture means less blur.
You can slide right to add more blur (smaller f-stop value) or slide left to bring less blur (larger f-stop value).
Step #4. Once you adjust the blur effect, tap the shutter button to capture a subject in portrait mode.
In case you are not happy with the blur effects, you don’t need to capture an image second time. Follow the steps given below.
Step #5. Tap on Edit button.
Again you will see that depth control interface, which allows you to edit your image.
Step #6. Once you achieve a perfect blur effect, tap on Done.
For iPhone photographers, depth control is a significant feature to use. Apple has improved this, and there will be other improvements in its next line-up.
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