Now that it's aged: do you use Portrait Mode at all?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jan 30, 2018, 9:15 AM
When it first launched, Portrait Mode was fun to play around with. Yeah, it was definitely not perfect, and no manufacturer has nailed it to this day as every iteration has its kinks, but that's a part of what it made it so exciting to use. You never knew if your photo would end up looking convincing, or if the software would go haywire and blur out your subject's jawline.
Now, it has been about a year and a half and Portrait Mode / Live Focus / generic Background Blur is old news. We wonder, though, do you still use it? Are you having fun with it?
Do you still enjoy Portrait Mode?
Yeah, I use mine regularly!
I still try it out from time to time...
Nah, I've already forgotten about it
I still don't have a phone or app with Portrait Mode
Posts: 1264; Member since: Mar 24, 2017
you know... i had selective focus for a very long time... and i even think HTC had zoe camera effects that allowed you to select focus... with that... i dont understand why apple gets all the credit for this feature by just calling it portrait mode
posted on Jan 30, 2018, 10:15 AM 7
Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011
I love having Apple's portrait mode on my Fuji X-T2 with my f1.2 lens. It's amusing to me how many people just started to realize that shallow depth of field is a thing...and raises my blood pressure when they say it's better than "actual cameras."
posted on Jan 30, 2018, 6:01 PM 4
Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 24, 2018
Personally I think it's just a gimmick, instead of innovating smartphone manufacturers are trying to copy from Apple or from Samsung
posted on Jan 30, 2018, 1:03 PM 0
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