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Questions tagged [iphone]

Smart phone produced by Apple Inc.

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What is the color temperature of an iphone 8 flash

Is it the same as the iphone 6 or is the iphone 8 stronger? Does it still use 2 LEDs?
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Mobile photography and color chart

I have read online that to get colors right in photo you need to use color chart. I have searched online, but have not found any information if color chart is used(should be used) also when taking ...
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How to get soft-blur effect on flowing water with iPhone?

I like taking pictures of flowing water on my iPhone, and I'd like to get the soft-cloudy-blur effect for the water. On a traditional lens camera, this can be done with a longer exposure time. Is this ...
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When transferring photos from iPhone to computer, is it better to have selected “automatic” or “keep originals”?

When transferring photos from iPhone 7 to computer, is it better to have selected "automatic" or "keep originals"? Which setting would transfer the photos with the highest quality?
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Do photos from the iPhone 7 lose quality over time?

The pictures taken on my iPhone 7 camera have low resolution and a grainy quality. I don’t remember it always being like this.
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

Photography is only a hobby for me. I prefer to focus on the composition, lighting, finding a unique point of view, etc, rather than fiddling with manual settings, lenses and post-editing. Moreover, I ...
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How I can capture photos like SLR pictures using my iPhone? [duplicate]

Using my iPhone I am taking pictures of nature, heritage buildings and wildlife animals and things. Do anyone know how I can improve the picture quality of iPhone so I got a picture similar to clicked ...
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Why is the field of view angle from exiftool different from Apple's official values?

I have two series of photos shot on my iphone 6s on 10.3.2. The first series is in the regular frame, and the second series is in the "square" frame. I'm using exiftool 11.01 on macOS 10.11.6. From ...
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Which color space is used by my iPhone 8 photos?

While my old iPad mini photos say their color space is sRGB, my new iPhone 8 photos tell me their color space is "65535" ("unknown value"). Some sources say this value means "uncalibrated", but that ...
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I want to use picture's Metadata so I can search photos (ios)

So below is my original post on StackOverflow. Since I got no answers there I started looking around and found this site. I am pretty much a "photo newbie" . . . given this is a photo specific site ...
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Image quality criteria in low light

I am using Gsmarena photo camera comparasion tool and I compare iPhone 6s plus and iPhone X in low light. Why iPhone 6s plus looks much better and less noisy compared to iPhone X while iPhone X has ...
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How do I fit a 16:9 or other non-square photo into a 1:1 image without cropping on iOS?

I want to fit a picture bigger than 1:1 into square format, but don't want to crop it. How can I do this on iOS?
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DSLR macro vs iPhone 5s with Olloclip macro lens

I captured these photos using an iPhone 5s, Camera + with Olloclip macro lens. I wonder, would it give more sharpness/details if these were taken using a DSLR with a macro lens? Assume printing at ...
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How can I capture motion while maintaining the sharpness of the main subject with an iPhone?

I want to capture motions. I use shutter priority mode with very low speed to get motion blur. But still want to maintain the sharpness of the main subject. I'm using iphone Camera + app. But I couldn'...
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How do phone attachment lenses affect depth of field?

Let's take, for example, the Moment Tele Lens. This lens is pitched as a 60mm lens that allows you to get 2x "closer" to the subject. The iPhone 6s uses a f/2.2 lens. Does the mounting of the tele ...
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iPhone 5s with Camera + for Blurred Backgrounds in Portraits [duplicate]

I've got an iPhone 5s with Camera + app. Even though it's aperture is fixed 2.2 I'm unable to take nice sharp portraits ( subject sharp and background blurred). I think this is due to the small sensor ...
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How can I apply the same keywords to multiple photos in Lightroom Mobile?

I’m using Lightroom CC for mobile on an iPhone SE. Is there a way to apply one or more keywords to a group of photos, or do I have to retype them for each photo? This is easy in the desktop version, ...
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What's the maximum exposure time an iPhone X can reach using manual controls?

Using a manual camera app like Halide an iPhone 6 is able to achieve a maximum of 1/2" exposure time, what's the longest an iPhone X can reach?
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How can I cause red eye in photos I take with my iPhone 6s?

How do I cause red-eye in my photos? I had no trouble causing red-eye in my old iPhone 4; but having issues with the 6s, even with [right & left] circular polarising filters over the flash and ...
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Is there a way to take photos manually from iPhones?

I’ve seen many of my friends taking great photos using Samsung phones, sometimes even better than pictures taken from a DSLR. In some situations it’s quite inconvenient to take out my DSLR and capture ...
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Why is my iPhone X 4K video so grainy and crappy?

https://youtu.be/j41QKS16DSE Sample video above. Please take a look. Recorded at 4K 30 FPS.
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Can one use the iPhone X's infrared camera for photographic purposes?

Apple's smartphone iPhone X has an infrared camera embedded inside the top of the device: Can this infrared camera be used for photographic purposes, or it is just used for FaceID? (I am also curious ...
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There is an app or a trick to emulate Portrait Effect on non plus iPhones?

I love the "portrait effect" on my iPhone 8 Plus. Is there an app for the other iPhone models which can emulate it? I'm specifically interested in two things: Background bokeh Studio lights Here ...
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How to take photos quickly through iPhone using Ricoh Theta SC?

I recently got a Ricoh Theta SC. If I use it standalone I can press the shutter button, it will make a noise to indicate it is taking a picture. Within about 1 second I can take another picture by ...
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Same focal distance, narrow FOV but bigger sensor. How is possible?

The iPhone 7 Plus, according to the exif, has 4 mm focal distance 28 mm equivalent. The iPhone 8 Plus, according to the exif, has 3.99 mm focal distance 29 mm equivalent. The iPhone 8's field of view ...
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How accurate are the GPS coordinates in an exif from an Iphone photo and does the exif tag also provide the bearing? [closed]

I am curious about the accuracy of gps data from a regular iphone 7. I am conducting field research and looking for an accuracy of about 10 meters. If that is not possible with the regular photos ...
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Why is ISO so low in iPhone?

I am noticing that the ISO setting is quite low, usually 20 or 32 ISO when I take photos with iPhone. Why is it so low? How come a prosumer DSLR cannot get that low ISO?
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How to Take Photos of Handwritten Notes Without Dark or Light Patches

My professor requires her math students to take photos of their notes and homework to turn in. I've already lost points for unclear photos because I have white and dark patches that affect readability ...
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What is the reason for a ripple effect on photos taken from a helicopter?

I took a trip on a helicopter and took many pictures with my iPhone 6 plus. One of the images was distorted with a sort of wavy ripple blur effect (other images did not exhibit the same distortion): ...
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Is the full RAW file transferred with Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility App?

During a trip to Wyoming I decided not to take my laptop. I used the Nikon Wireless Mobility app to transfer photos to my iPhone camera roll. I then pulled the photos into the Lightroom app for ...
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shooting crystal, barware, studio - iphone vs. camera - HDR and white balance

what might be better than my iPhone for product shots? I'm using both a Canon Rebel and my iPhone for products, the subjects change, but often it's clear glass. I have light boxes, white and dark ...
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How do I get more accurate geotags with the GPS logging feature of the Panasonic Image App on iOS?

I tried out the GPS logging and geotagging features of the Panasonic Image App today. I’ve managed to transfer the log from my iPhone to the camera and to apply it to the pictures. But it seems the ...
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Which phone color to cater to?

As many of you know the color on most Samsung phones are pretty saturated, and the colors on iPhones are pretty flat. As I own a Samsung S7 I've been catering to that for Instagram photos but after ...
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How do I remove these purple color casts in RAWs of a really dark scene?

I'm photographing a really dark scene with my iPhone 7 Plus in RAW, and exporting it to JPEG in Lightroom 5: Notice the purple cast throughout, especially in the corners. The in-camera JPEG doesn't ...
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What is causing the wispy white artifacts in this photo? [duplicate]

I took this photo at a wedding using an iPhone 7 Plus, and I noticed these wispy white lines most noticeably around the trees and clouds. All the other photos from the same vantage point and time did ...
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Mac app to take and sync photos remotely using an iOS device camera

I am looking for an application that runs on MacOS and allows me to use an iOS (iPhone/iPad) device's camera to take photos and sync them over to the mac. I've been looking around, but had no success ...
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How would I edit a DSLR image to look like it was shot on an iPhone?

I got some decent fireworks pictures from this year's Fourth of July show. I was bragging about my "real" camera's ability to take shots like that compared to an iPhone. Some people objected to my ...
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How does an iPhone 7 take 4K and slow motion videos? [closed]

Even some good compact cameras at around $400 range cannot take a 4K and slow motion, so does an iPhone with small sensor that is generally prone to noise shooting 4K now? A small sensor should ...
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Large difference between number of image sensor pixels and pixels in the image from my iPhone

According to the specifications given by Apple, the iPhone 5s camera has 8 megapixels. I assume that this is supposed to mean that the image sensor has 8 million photosites, and I would appreciate it ...
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How to strip iPhone DNGs of preview JPEGs?

It has been hypothesized elsewhere that the reason why OS/X Preview program presents Apple iPhone DNGs in such a way that they look inaccurate (i.e. "bad") vis a vis the actual objective scene details ...
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How can I transfer photos from camera to iPhone?

I know how to copy photos from SD card to my laptop. But how can I move them to my new iPhone 7 plus? Thanks in advance!
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What do following EXIF values mean from iPhone 5 photos?

I have an iPhone 5 photo and there are some EXIF values I would like to understand better. Specifically, I would like to know if the EXIF information can report the compass direction that the camera ...
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Is there any benefit to using the volume shutter on an iPhone?

The iPhone lets you press the volume up or down button to take a photo. Is there any benefit to using this over the on-screen button? On a standalone camera, you can half-press to focus, but not on ...
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How can I transfer photos from my Sony wi-fi enabled camera to my iPhones camera roll in the field?

I have a Sony 6300, which has wi-fi to transfer photos. The instruction manual (which is not likely to win any pulitzers) walks through the steps to get the pics into the Sony PlayMemories app. (...
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How is the continuous (optical) zoom feature realised in the new iPhone 7 using two lenses

The new iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera system with one 28mm and one 56mm. Usually in smartphones where the camera is compact, you do not have real optical zoom. So how is the zoom feature, which ...
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New photo/video loop app seen on instagram, what is it called?

I saw an brand new iPhone (possibly Android too) Video/Photo app when I was browsing Instagram. Unfortunately I didn't like any of their pictures or their instagram promo page for the app. The app ...
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Is there a tilt shift lens for the iPhone?

I am looking for a tilt shift lens for the iPhone, are there any options out there in the market? I know there are plenty of apps that achieve the effect with software, but I am looking for an ...
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How to get approximately representative photos of a color-shift-in-shadow with appless-iPhone 6 camera?

note: this question is long because I've had to re-ask and include a better description of what I am trying to do in order to avoid it being an xy problem type question. I have a light source with a ...
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Approximating raw image data from app-less iPhone6 by reverse processing using meta data?

note: To preserve @MichaelClark's substantial answer below, I've volunteered to leave this question here and allow it to be closed, instead of just deleting it (see discussion below the answer). That ...
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Does the iPhone's focal length differ when taking video vs photos?

I read (in a user comment) that the iPhone's focal length is longer when shooting video because the frame is cropped slightly to enable video stabilization. I'm having difficulty finding info online ...