New ad shows how this Apple iPhone feature can ruin a friendship
by Alan Friedman / Feb 15, 2019, 7:02 PM
Three women are sitting down when one of them shows off a portrait of her son snapped on her Apple iPhone XR. While looking at the photo, one of the women realizes that her son is the blurred image in the background. "Did you bokeh my child?," she asks. She then asks her friend why she hates her son. The mother holding the iPhone XR tries to explain that she can un-bokeh the child. That is the depth control available on the 2018 iPhone models.
Those sporting an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR can control the intensity of the blur in the background of portraits shot in Portrait Mode before a picture is snapped, or after the photo is processed. The 30 second ad shows the latter. Using a slider, the so-called bokeh effect can be adjusted, turning the background from a complete blur into a background completely sharp and in focus, or something in between.
Apple released its first ad in the Depth Control series, which shows how using the feature to produce the maximum blur will really make the subject pop in a portrait. That's because the person in the foreground is sharp and in focus, while the action in the background is blurry and out of focus. The contrast between the two is the key.Last week,
It would seem that smartphone manufacturers have taken this bokeh thing as far as it will go. Especially since it can apparently allow a parent to bokeh their kid's friend into a blur, making their own child stand out more in a photograph.
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It's funny how iphone people think it's a new feature when android had it since my G3...
posted on Feb 15, 2019, 8:12 PM 10
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I've actually never heard people call this a new feature. I mean it's a new feature for iPhone users, but even iPhone users that I know do not act or say that they have this new feature that no other phone has had before.
posted on Feb 15, 2019, 11:38 PM 12
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iPhone people got this feature with dual cameras in 2016 with the iPhone 7. So I wouldn’t call it new even for iPhones
posted on Feb 16, 2019, 6:39 AM 2
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Great feature they copied, lol Thats ok though, glad you have it.
posted on Feb 15, 2019, 9:44 PM 5
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Probably not the first ones to implement it, but certainly the first ones to make a usable portrait mode. They also set the trend, if it wasn't for Apple Samsung phones would have never had portrait mode. Stop the hate sissy and do something with your life.
posted on Feb 16, 2019, 3:42 PM 0
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Slow news day, huh? Or did Apple command that no more Samsung stories be discussed? Apple, at this pace will catch Android in CD 2025.
posted on Feb 15, 2019, 11:35 PM 3
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What's the purpose of videos like these? At first I thought it was someone mocking Apple but it's Apple who uploaded the vid... ?
posted on Feb 16, 2019, 4:15 PM 1
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