Save Normal and HDR Camera Photos on iPhone 6
Edited by Grimm, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up the iPhone 6, so it saves normal photos in addition to HDR photos.
Let's get started with a single press to the home button.
Then we'll swipe across to enter a PIN or passcode.
However, we can just use the fingerprint lock by pressing our thumb onto the home button.
This takes us to the home screen.
We want to go to our "Settings".
The icon is a gray and silver box with a series of gears inside of it, and it's labeled "Settings". Press down on that one time.
Now, we are going to scroll down to the "Photos & Camera" option.
It is pretty far down on the list. It has a small, colorful flower or wheel icon.
When we find it, we'll give it one press.
This will open a series of image and other options.
Scroll all the way to the bottom to where it says "HDR (HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE)".
It explains that "HDR blends the best parts of three separate exposures into a single photo." What that means is that HDR takes three pictures and gives you one picture. You do not get those three pictures. You just get one.
If we want a second picture, we need to turn on the option to "Keep Normal Photo".
This option is recommended.
Now, we're going to tap the arrow at the top left corner of the screen to go back.
Give a quick press to the Home button to go back to the home screen.
Tap on "All Photos" at the top.
Then tap on an image to open it.
This first photo is not an HDR image.
However, the next photo is an "HDR" image, as indicated by "HDR" at the top left corner.
Another photo to the left is not an HDR image.
Now, there are two images we're going to show of a car with some refrigerators and junk on top of it driving through town.
Tap on the screen quickly to zoom out from the photo.
Swipe over to the next photo and note the shadows on the image.
We'll zoom the main camera in to take a closer look.
If we look at the photo of the car, this is the normal photo.
We'll swipe right to view the HDR photo.
In the HDR photo, there's more detailed shadow in the yellowish area on the window.
There's also more light and detail on the back end of the car.
Switch back over to the normal photo.
The area on the window is kind of blurry.
If we scroll back to the HDR photo, we'll see that there's more detail on the shadow.
Scroll back again to the car image, and we'll note that the back area of the car is a little more blurry.
Swipe over to the HDR image, and there's more detail visible, particularly on the roof of the silver car in front.
In the normal photo, the detail is just slightly more blurred.
This is because the HDR is a combination of three images. However, many times if we're taking images of people walking or of things that have a lot of movement, we will end up with ghosts.
The vehicles in this picture were mostly stopped, which is why this picture does not have what they would call ghosts.
This is where there might be a second image of the car because it was moving quickly. HDR is usually fantastic for nature pictures or sky pictures where there are a lot of clouds, and we want to catch that detail.
Normal photos are usually better for people who are moving and jumping around.
When it comes to that, we're going to want to take burst mode photos of movement. Burst mode photos are discussed in another tutorial, so feel free to search for that to learn more about it.
We will zoom back out now, and then give a quick tap to the arrow at the top left corner to go back.
We can now scroll through our album, and we can see all of the images we've taken with the HDR version and the version that is not HDR.
Press the Home button one time to return to the home screen of our phone.
This concludes our tutorial on setting the iPhone 6, so it takes HDR photos and keeps a copy of the normal photo, allowing you to choose between which of those photos is the best.
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Video: Save Normal and HDR Camera Photos on iPhone 6
Recent edits by: Rushell, Grimm