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iPhone camera HDR

What's HDR on the iPhone 4S camera (iOS 7)?
I tried applying it to a few photos at a concert last night, but couldn't see that it made much difference?

Most Useful Answer spruceyb  Dec. 4, 2013 at 12:59

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range
It's best used in scenes of extreme highlights and shadows.

It takes 3 shots at different exposures and combines them.
A good example of where it comes in handy is taking photos of stained glass in cathedrals, where if the photo is underexposed you see the detail of the glass but none of the surrounding area. Over Expose and you see the surrounding area but the windows are blown out.
HDR gives you the best of both.

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spruceyb  Dec. 4, 2013 at 12:59

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range
It's best used in scenes of extreme highlights and shadows.

It takes 3 shots at different exposures and combines them.
A good example of where it comes in handy is taking photos of stained glass in cathedrals, where if the photo is underexposed you see the detail of the glass but none of the surrounding area. Over Expose and you see the surrounding area but the windows are blown out.
HDR gives you the best of both.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 4, 2013 at 15:59

comaAmerica...
as sprucy said. Which explains why you didn't notice much of an impact at your gig last night. Low light, no big contrast etc - you won't notice much differencs. Outdoors on a sunny day is when things get dramatified by HDR

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