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Iphone digital zoom focal lengths

I would like to know what the equivalent focal lengths are when in digital zoom on an iPhone 13 Max Pro – greater than 3X to 15X.
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Can I visualize the photo location of the photos in a Shared Albums in Apple Photos?

Can I visualize the photo location of the photos in a Shared Albums in Apple Photos or do I have to import them first?
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How can I take better pictures of an Apple Watch screen using an iPhone?

I lost my phone and all of the photos on it. I have an Apple Watch, and it has my favorite photos on it. To pair it to my new phone, I have to erase all of the data. There’s no way to “save” these ...
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Export photos from Lightroom to leverage HDR display on modern iPhones

If I take a photo with my iPhone 13 Pro Max camera and view it on the phone screen, bright lights and colors appear very strong and vivid like an HDR movie on an HDR TV. This is controlled by a ...
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Synology app reduces DNG file size

I have a new iPhone which allows photos to be stored in RAW. I also use a Synology NAS and their DS Photo app to automatically copy photos taken on the iPhone to the NAS. I notice however that the ...
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Motion tracking/VFX: How to get needed info for iPhone camera?

Basically, I want to do VFX with my iPhone SE 2nd Generation front-facing camera. The software being used is Blender up-to-date. I'm not sure what to set Blender for in the track camera settings field,...
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How come my DSLR takes worse low-light photos than my phone, both in RAW w/ comparable settings?

I'm shooting in RAW, manual, on both my DLSR (Nikon D90) and my smartphone (iPhone Xs, Moment Pro camera app) and I've noticed significantly poorer low-light performance on my DSLR, with additional ...
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What are these strange lines that are visible at sunset?

I see those lines, you see on the picture, on my iPhone 7 jumping random on my display while taking pictures. It was sunset right in the sea in Zakynthos. I would like to know what that is.
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Can I use an external flash with an iPhone?

I do interior photography occasionally. I'd like to replace my Canon M50 with the iPhone 13 Pro Max but I'm concerned about an external flash. Is it possible to use an external flash with iPhone? ...
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What's the field of view for LIDAR in iPhone Pro 12 and iPhone Pro Max?

It looks like the angles aren't quite 67.3 x 53.06 degrees as this answer suggests: What is the Angle of View of the iPhone XS rear camera?. At least the point clouds I get look better for 75 degrees ...
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Iphone 12 zoom in while taking photo without cropping

I just took a picture with my Iphone 12 and I zoomed in while taking the photo to see if the focus was sharp. When I looked at the photo I expected to see the whole photo but instead it only saved the ...
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Digiscoping with iPhone 11 Pro

I'm trying to digiscope with an iPhone 11 pro and an iPhone adapter on my Swarovski spotting scope and I am having problems. When I set up the spotting scope on my target with my eye everything looks ...
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Why does an iPhone need software for Portrait Mode? [duplicate]

I have an iPhone X, with a camera specs of: Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture Telephoto: ƒ/2.4 aperture Why does the phone need software to produce Portrait Mode image (image with background blur / bokeh)? ...
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How can I extract the non-blurred version of an iOS Portrait image from HEIC file? (i.e. turn "depth" off?)

Following How to extract depth map from .heif image created with iphone X using imagemagick, I can extract the depth map as a byproduct of heif-convert. This produces an image with the blurred data ...
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What image will I get if I attached a DSLR lens to an iPhone sensor?

As we all know, we will get a cropped image when we use the same lens on FF and APS-C. The image is kind of zoomed-in. THe image quality of the two images would depends on the sensor quality. If I ...
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Can smartphones, like iPhone 12 Pro, replace entry-level DSLR cameras?

I am new to this photography. I was planning on buying an entry-level DSLR like Canon Rebel SL3 with a few lenses (18-55 mm, 70-300 mm, and 50 mm prime lens), but after the iPhone 12 pro release I ...
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Macro photo that I cannot repeat

I have an iPhone SE 2 with pretty standard 12MP camera and as I was sitting on our porch and browsing the web I randomly enabled the main camera and took a shot of my sweatpants fabric (no joke here): ...
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Photo organisation and archiving in a household with multiple devices

I freely admit that this has probably been asked a million times, but I'm going mad so sorry I'll ask it again. Situation My situation is drawn in below graph: link to graphviz code My wife and I ...
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Batch Scanning / iPhone apps?

I'm a photo editor that's been employed to work on the archive of an American music photographer from the 1960s. My first task is to deal with over 20,000 35mm negatives. The plan is to scan them all ...
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Difference between photo mode vs video mode on iPhone

I take 2 images with the same position. Photo mode: Video mode with the flash is on: Why the image that I get from the video frame is more narrow and not blur than photo mode? And can I take the ...
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How to mathematically crop photo from one camera to match view of another?

Imagine I take a photo of the same scene using two cameras, one right after the other, from the exact same spot. The cameras may be different in every way possible. They could have very different ...
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Ensure ALL iPhone burst shoot images are shared via upload for Selection & Editing? How?

Ensure ALL iPhone burst shoot images are shared via upload for Selection & Editing? How? We did a casual photo shoot, lots of burst shots a few months back. We never got around to working on ...
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What focal length do I need to get the same field of view as an iPhone SE?

I have a FujiFilm camera (mirrorless crop) with a 35mm lens while iPhone SE has a 4mm lens. What focal length lens do I need for it to get the same field of view as on the iPhone SE?
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Advantages of Lightroom Mobile on iPhone 11 Pro over Camera app

I usually shoot using my Canon DSLR in RAW and edit in Lightroom. Last week I got an iPhone 11 Pro and have been very impressed with the shots that came out of the iOS Camera app. From what I ...
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Olloclip Macro 21x lens for iPhone able to shoot objects far away?

Can Olloclip Macro 21x lens for iPhone be used for shooting objects far away? (note: amateur in photography and lenses seeking help from experts)
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Capture Scratches on LCD Screens

I am trying to take pictures with a smartphone camera of scratches which may/may not exist on another powered off smart phone. Is there a way to do this without changing the angle of the camera?
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What is the explanation for the vertical cutoff in this reflection?

Recently I took a series of pictures that include the reflection of a hill on some water. Upon reviewing the pictures I noticed that the right edge of the hill's reflection appears to abruptly end at ...
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How to get close to 180 degrees with minimal fisheye look on iPhone X or 11?

I'm trying to film my rugby practices with my iPhone and wondering what is the best lens to use to capture the entire field without much that fish eye look? I noticed that the new iPhone 11 (Pro) ...
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What are the ISO, exposure, and aperture settings for single frames from slow-motion video on the iPhone 6?

I filmed a video of myself swinging a tennis racket in slow motion and then used cv2 to make jpg's of some of the frames, ie. 8 frames from the start of the swing to follow-through evenly spaced, and ...
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How to determine which jpeg is closer to the original image and has the most information?

I've got two jpegs of the same photo of different sizes and attributes. How can I tell if one is the original taken by an iPhone4 or if neither is the original, determine which has the most ...
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Sony A6000 remote control app

Are there any apps for iPhone to remotely control the sony A6000 shutter click? (I am aware that it used to exist as Sony Play Memories)
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Why does device listed in metadata change on photo transfer?

What are the reasons that a photo would have the wrong 'Device used' and 'software in use' metadata on a photo. The photo that was checked was not the provenance picture and so it is a copy of the ...
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What causes neon sign light to smudge like this?

In person, the sign is pure white. This was taken with my iPhone X. Is it the camera shutter speed?
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What is the Angle of View of the iPhone XS rear camera?

What is the angle of view of the wide-angle iPhone XS rear camera? I tried searching for this information on google, but I was unable to find a specific number (just that wide-angle lenses are ...
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Transferring a lossless image from an iPhone

asking for a friend. He has an iPhone 5 with a number of crisp photos on it that he wants to move to his computer. However, on moving them to his PC via file explorer, they appear to lose a certain ...
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How to extract depth map from .heif image created with iphone X using imagemagick

i created an image with my own iPhone app. The image is in .heif format and it contains the depth map. (i know this because the Photos app recognizes it) I now downloaded and installed imagemagick. ...
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Check if digital picture was taken today?

We're working on an app that registers the gasoline price at a gas station. We enter that information through digital pictures our clients send us; for example, Bob sent us a picture taken today from ...
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Sentimental photo taken by an iPhone out of focus

First let me say I am not a photographer, however I have a photo that was taken of my mom, myself and niece that is very dear to me. The photo was not properly focused I don't think. Could a ...
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What hardware specifications make a great phone camera?

I know that iPhones have great cameras but what technology underlies great phone cameras? Intuitively, the number of megapixels is only a tiny part of the story. From wikipedia, I can see the iphone ...
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How to shoot thinner light trails using an iphone app

I have taken several photos using an iPhone8 plus, tripod and using a procam app that allows control of the shutter speed in order to shoot light trails which I have successfully done, however the ...
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What is the color temperature of an iphone 8 flash? [duplicate]

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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