HDR is a great feature to use when you are taking pictures under tricky lighting conditions. It uses multiple photos at different exposures to capture more dynamic range than your eye can see, which can help improve your photo quality.
If you’re not a fan of the feature, there are ways to turn it off on your iPhone. This will save you space in your photos library and help keep the photos looking more natural.
1. Go to Settings
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a popular feature on iPhones that can enhance your images. Whether you are a professional photographer or just a casual enthusiast, it can help you capture more of the light and dark elements that make up a great photo.
It is important to understand what HDR does and when to use it so that you can take better photos. However, there are some times when you might want to turn off HDR on your iPhone.
If you are shooting a portrait, for example, then turning off HDR will eliminate any shadows or washed out areas that may make the image look unnatural. It also takes a long time to take an HDR photo so if you are rushing to get a shot then it is probably not worth capturing an image with HDR enabled.
On the other hand, if you are taking a landscape or a picture of a building then HDR can be beneficial because it will provide more details in the photo. You will also need to be steady when capturing an HDR photo because it is not a quick process and will require multiple exposures.
You should always compare the HDR and non-HDR versions of your photos in the Photos app to see what each one looks like. The difference is that the HDR version pulls in a wider range of exposures than the normal non-HDR image and uses software to join them together into a single image.
2. Tap Camera
HDR, or high dynamic range, is an awesome feature on iPhones that can help you take better photos in tough light conditions. It takes multiple exposures of a scene and combines them to create a perfectly exposed photo, with more color and detail in both the bright and dark areas.
However, there are some situations when this feature isn’t very helpful and can even ruin your shots. For example, if you’re taking a portrait shot and the subject is moving, this feature can make the camera shake and result in a blurry photo.
In order to avoid this problem, you should turn off HDR on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it:
The first thing you need to do is open the Settings app on your device and scroll down until you find the Camera option. Here, you’ll see an option labeled either Smart HDR or Auto HDR.
Once you have toggled off the HDR feature on your iPhone, you’ll no longer be able to use it. If you’d like to be able to use HDR again, you can simply go back to the Settings screen and toggle the HDR setting back on.
This will return the “HDR” button to the Camera app so that you can control HDR from within the app and decide when to use it. Note that this only works if you’re using one of the latest iPhones with the auto HDR / Smart HDR feature enabled by default.
3. Tap HDR
HDR is a photo mode that captures a picture with a variety of exposures to make it look more like real life. iPhones have this capability by default, but it can be disabled if you prefer not to use it.
When you take an HDR photo, the camera takes two or more photos that are different in exposure and then overlays them to create a high-quality image. This is especially useful when you’re taking a photo of a landscape with a lot of contrast, such as a bright sky and extreme shade on the ground.
If you want to disable this feature, simply tap the settings icon that looks like a mechanical cog on your device’s home screen and then scroll down until you see the Camera option. There, you can turn off HDR and if you’d like, opt to keep the standard photos in your photo library as well.
Apple’s latest camera technology is capable of capturing a lot of detail in its images, but there are times when it might not be appropriate to use HDR. For example, you might have a beautiful nighttime scene that doesn’t have any bright spots.
4. Tap Off
If you don’t want to take photos in HDR or don’t need the extra dynamic range, you can turn off this feature on your iPhone. You’ll find the option to do so under Settings > Camera on your phone or iPad.
If it’s on, HDR automatically captures several photos in rapid succession at different exposures and combines them into one perfect photo. It’s a great way to take better photos in tricky light conditions, especially when you don’t have access to a flash.
On some iPhones, you can also control when HDR is on and off, but not all have this option. Fortunately, you can set it so your iPhone doesn’t automatically use this feature and save storage space by only using it when you need it.
To turn off auto HDR, tap on Settings and toggle the Smart HDR or Auto HDR options to Off (gray). This will put the controls back into your Camera app so you can take photos in standard mode again, like you were able to on earlier iPhone models.
You’ll see a small HDR icon at the top of your screen that you can toggle off, too. You can also turn HDR off manually from within the Camera app by tapping on the small HDR icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
In most cases, it’s best to leave HDR on when you’re taking landscape or portrait-style photos. This helps ensure you’re capturing the full range of detail in the light and dark areas of your subject, even when they’re far away from you.