Apple's iOS 12.1 update will allow users to adjust bokeh effect while taking a portrait

Apple's iOS 12.1 update will allow users to adjust bokeh effect while taking a portrait
The Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XS Max allow users to make depth-of-field adjustments to a photo after it has been processed. So if you want the blur in the background of a portrait to be hazier or sharper, that editing can be done after the photo is snapped and posted on the phone's screen. As it turns out, the recently released iOS 12.1 beta includes a feature allowing users to make depth-of-field adjustments while in the process of snapping a portrait.

Here's how it will work. When a picture is being taken in Portrait Mode, a slider will appear on the bottom of the screen that can be used to adjust the depth-of-field as the shot is being taken (see image at the top of this article). It also will allow the photographer to see how different settings impact the picture just before it is snapped. Currently, to make this adjustment, you have to take the photo and tap on the "Edit" button to change the intensity of the bokeh effect on a processed image.

The "Live Focus" feature on the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 already allows users of those models to adjust the depth-of-field in real time, or after a photo has been processed. The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max should join the club next month when the final version of iOS 12.1 is disseminated.

Related phones

iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 850; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Wow! Magic! :)))))

2. gamehead unregistered

The only new feature I like for 12.1 is group FaceTime. And I probably won't use that often.

3. iphoneman37

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Hope they come out with the Group FaceTime on this update since we didn’t get it with ios12 as showed

4. Wazupmrg

Posts: 155; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Join the club or copy? Of course if Samsung came to market with it after Apple, you'd say Samsung blatantly copied Apple to stay relevant. But when Apple copies, it's "Hey! They're joining the club!". Lol smdh

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yawn... Been there had that...

6. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

This awesome. Now Samsung will have this too in their next phones. Remember animoji? And also $999 proce tag.

7. Tipus

Posts: 850; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Are you really that stupid or you're trying to troll here? Read the article, learn someting :)))

8. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That kind of info can't penetrate the RDF.

9. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Every every year Apple says their chip is fastest but they couldn’t support this bokeh feature to the last year iPhone X.

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