Photos show off Portrait Lighting camera effects on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus

Chances are that you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait Mode – a feature that adds artistic blur (bokeh) to the background of your images. It was introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus, leveraging its dual camera system to produce the effect. At today’s keynote, Apple announced a new addition to its Portrait mode called Portrait Lighting. As its name suggests, it allows the lighting of the image to be manipulated for more dramatic effect.
Sounds cool and all, but what do photos with Portrait Lighting applied look like? Well, in the gallery below are a few samples …


OnePlus 5 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait modes compared

Dual cameras are all the rage in smartphones these days. Different companies have different ways of approaching the setup – Huawei, for example, last year started employing a monochrome shooter alongside the main camera in some of its phones, while LG has opted for a wide-angle lens as a supplement since the G5. And then there’s Apple and OnePlus who use telephoto lenses instead.

Whether you like the stunning black and white shots of the Huawei P10, or how much of a scene you can fit into one photo using the wide-angle camera of the LG G6, is entirely up to personal …

OnePlus 5 dual camera revealed: 20-megapixel Telephoto lens, with iPhone 7 Plus-like portrait mode

The OnePlus 5 will have a dual camera system that will look and feel just like the one on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus: one regular rear camera and a secondary, telephoto shooter that will be capable of blurring the background and capturing portraits, according to a report by TheVerge a day before the official launch of the OnePlus 5.
We also now have the official OnePlus 5 camera specs: the phone will have a 16-megapixel main Sony rear cam with an f/1.7 aperture lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary Sony sensor with an f/2.6 telephoto lens. OnePlus …

Presumed OnePlus 5 photo sample hints at a camera with portrait mode, bokeh effect

The recently posted official image of the OnePlus 5 already confirmed the availability of a dual-camera setup. The exact camera specs are still unknown, but one of them may be a monochrome unit, if we can judge from the photo published by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on Tuesday. And now comes another clue straight out of the OnePlus Twitter page – the above portrait, captioned “Totally Bokeh”.
This leads us to the logical assumption that the OnePlus 5’s camera will be able to reproduce the so-called bokeh effect – one that allows you to take photos with a blurry background …

Instagram update brings support for landscape and portrait images

A new version of Instagram is now available for download via App Store and Google Play. The updated app adds a couple of new features into the mix, so if you already have it installed, here is what you’ll get.

Since Instagram Direct was launched for everyone back in April, developers have been trying to further enhance users experience by adding new features and improvements.

Some of the most important have been announced today, as Instagram Direct now supports landscape and portrait orientations. Whenever you send a permanent image or video to your friends …

Apple's latest ad for the iPhone 7 Plus "focuses" on Portrait Mode

Apple has released the latest ad for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and once again it focuses on the Portrait Mode available with the dual-camera setup. This allows you to use the depth of field information gleaned from the two cameras on back to create a professional looking blur. The commercial is titled “The City,” and no doubt you will soon see this spot played during your favorite shows like Married at First Sight, the NBA Playoffs and Sunday Night Baseball.

The 1 minute television commercial opens up in a large Asian city. It’s the classic love story. Guy meets Gal, one million people …

Xiaomi Mi 6 has a dual camera like the iPhone 7 Plus: Portrait mode and first photo samples

Xiaomi has made a name for itself in China over the past couple of years for its flash sales of phones with great value for the money. And today, it has announced its most important phone for the year: the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. And it has a dual camera with a special portrait effect just like the iPhone 7 Plus.
What is this new dual camera all about and how good its pictures are?
First, let’s look at the camera system itself: we have two 12-megapixel sensors, one with a wide-angle lens and the secondary one with …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pose for a portrait with the Galaxy Note 7


Found among the treasures posted on weibo today, is a photograph of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. But this isn’t any regular portrait of the upcoming Galaxy S8 family, for smack dab in the middle of the picture is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The twice recalled phablet, as you can easily see in the photogrpah, is larger than the Galaxy S8 but slightly shorter than the Galaxy S8+. You can see a huge difference in the size of the top and bottom bezels on the Galaxy Note 7 and the two upcoming Galaxy S models.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are expected to be …

iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel: Portrait shootout

It’s no secret that both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as some recent Android flagships — most notably the Galaxy S7 Edge and Google’s brand new Pixels — take some pretty nice photos. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and discussing at length which one takes the overall better shots is not the topic of this article. We have plenty of those for you to check out, though, so feel free to get into the nitty-gritty if you feel like it.

This time around, we will be pitting the iPhone 7 Plus against the Google Pixel in a portrait shootout. Apple’s latest …