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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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Can I trigger my flash with an iPhone?

I have a Canon 430EX flash and an iPhone 5. I really enjoy the quality of the camera in daylight, but of course in low light conditions the built in LED flash is quite poor. So would it be possible to ...
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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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Can image metadata taken with a camera phone be trusted?

I’m wondering how accurate the metadata is on iPhone 12 photos taken. I understand time, date, and location info is easily modified. My question relates to the phone/camera description of the device ...
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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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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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Apple raw image reduced quality when uploading to Amazon Photos

when backing up my iPhone 14 ProRaw images to Amazon Photos through the iOS app, my 12MP raw DNG photos are only ~1 MB or so. However, on my phone they are closer to 20 MB. After downloading the ...
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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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What are these striped artifacts in these photos?

I was at a concert and some of the pictures I took had these blue and red or black stripe artifacts, is there a name for these? Would I be able to make a similar or same effect if I desired or are ...
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Is it ok to use IR filter for photographing sun?

I recently purchased cheap IR filter 720nm from Amazon to see whether I will be able to replicate effect with which your camera can see through thin plastic. I was wondering whether it could be also ...
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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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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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What are the equivalent focal lengths for iPhone digital zoom?

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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What is the Field of View (FoV) of iPhone XS Max?

What the field of view (FoV) of iPhone XS Max rear cameras?
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Why do phone cameras have "oil painting" like effect on human skin?

I've long noticed that phone cameras have an oil painting like effect on human skin. As phone cameras get better, the effect is less pronounced by it's still a significant difference from a bigger ...
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Image quality expectation of 2K surveillance camera vs 4K iPhone? Resolution vs field of view

I'd like to be able to identify licenses plates as they enter our cul-de-sac. My question is triggered by a comparison between an Arlo Pro 4 and an iPhone 12. The iPhone produces extremely high ...
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Will the Canon EOS M50 Mark II take better pictures of children outdoors then an iPhone 13 Pro?

Assuming the person using the camera has taken basic photography classes will the Canon EOS M50 Mark II take better pictures of children outside then an iPhone 13 Pro? For additional context I am ...
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HDR, exposure fusion, high dynamic range, iPhone

I’m not a photographer but I sometimes take pictures with a phone. As I understand, HDR mode in IPhone’s camera (I have iPhone 5) expands the number of values in a photograph by merging several ...
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Why does the rainbow change into a green light when zooming using iphone

The rainbow is created with Kikkerland rainbow maker. When zooming with an iPhone the image abruptly changes at 2x zoom to a green light. What is the physics behind this?
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Are RAW files from iPhone different to ones from Android?

Recently reading how great Apple ProRAW DNG files are. Combining all the informations from stacked photos, wide dynamic range, noise reduction etc... My experiences from Android RAW photo's are far ...
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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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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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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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Is there an adaptor/app that can connect an iPhone to a Canon DSLR as an external monitor?

I love the swivel monitor on my Canon 60D but as I am planning to upgrade to a camera with a fixed screen I am also looking into some small external monitors with swivel capabilities. I saw some ...
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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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What do I need to beef up my iPhone for my go-to camera on my travels? [closed]

Note: I know very little of photography. I will be doing some extensive traveling in the coming months in Europe. Since I absolutely need to pack light, I've opted not to purchase a point-and-shoot ...
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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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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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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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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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Can one use the iPhone X's (and newer models) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...