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Apple promo video shows how it came up with Portrait Lighting

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With the use of the Portrait Lighting feature on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Apple iPhone X, users can create "dramatic lighting effects" when taking a portrait or a selfie. One of the coolest features is the Stage Light setting, which allows users to make the background disappear completely into a sea of black while light shines on the subject. Other settings include Natural, Studio, Contour or Stage Light Mono.

A new promo video released today by Apple explains how Portrait Lighting was created. Apple says that it studied "the art of portraiture from paintings to photographs." Apple combined "timeless lighting principles with advanced machine learning" to allow the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus to take studio-quality portraits, but without the studio.


Even though the clip runs past 60 seconds, we could end up seeing an edited version playing on television during prime-time. To view the promo, click on the video found at the top of this story.

source: Apple

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