After the launch of Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 plus, it collects lot’s of appreciation from photo enthusiasts due to its ability to capture stunning effects like never before. Now with the launch of the latest iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has made this feature more interesting by adding Portrait Lighting Modes. Here is the link to an article from CNET, explaining all about the iPhone X Portrait Mode in details.
In this article, I will tell you in detail about these Portrait Lighting Modes of iPhone 8 Plus and also how to use them efficiently. Basically, this feature analyzes the scene around your subject and allows you to change the lighting according to your need without using any external tools. This epic feature will turn your photo like it is clicked in a studio under dramatic lighting conditions.
Now, let’s start the blog with the steps to use this feature on your iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus.
How to Use Portrait Mode on iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus
Step 1: Launch the Camera Application on your iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus then switch to Portrait mode by swiping left or right.
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Step 2: After selecting Portrait Mode on your camera, there you have Five Portrait Lightings Modes to choose from. You can select them from the menu at the bottom of the viewfinder. The modes are explained below:
Natural Light: This is the same kind of Portrait Mode as in iPhone 7 Plus. This mode will not do much with light but, keeps the main subject’s face in focus and blur the background. If you want some instant clicking with this kind of feature, you can try this option.
Studio Light: The Studio Light feature will increase the brightness of the main object or you can say the subject and blur the background for the contract. This feature gives you the feel of having your subject under a bright, studio light.
Contour Light: The Contour Light Mode is similar to Studio Light, the only difference is that it darkens the light around the edges of the subject. This mode casts the shadow on the subject’s face and displays a clear difference between highlights and lowlights.
Stage Light: By using Stage Light mode, you will be completely focusing on Subject’s Face. The background of the image will be completely black and gives you more dramatic look.
Stage Light Mono: Similar to Stage Light mode, this mode also turn the background completely black and brightening up the subject. It uses the monochrome filter to show subject only in black and white.
Step 3: Now, once you have selected the above-mentioned modes on your iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, the phone will give you suggestions to help you capture better shots.
Step 4: After selecting the mode, keep your phone within 2 to 8 feet from your subject of which you want to take the picture. The face and body detection of the camera will quickly identify the subject.
Step 5: Now, you can follow the instructions by that mode from the iPhone itself for taking some clean and perfect picture. When you are at the correct distance from the subject, the Banner will turn Yellow.
Step 6: Now finally, tap the shutter button to take the snap.
Now, you are done with the capturing stunning images using Portrait Lighting Mode on your iPhone X & iPhone 8 Plus. Also, you can edit the images and change the normal image with these effects.
How to Edit Existing Pictures with Portrait Lighting Mode on iPhone X & iPhone 8 Plus
You can also apply Portrait Lighting Mode to existing Portrait Mode Photos on iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. That means, even if you take a photo using one lighting setting, you can apply any of the other four settings at will. Just follow these steps to apply the Portrait Lightning Mode on your existing pictures.
Step 1: After clicking the image with Portrait Mode, open that pic and click on the Edit Button at the bottom of the phone screen. Also, you can open the image from the gallery and tap on the Edit there at the upper right corner.
Step 2: Now, the next step is to touch slightly and hold on lighting button and drag it right or left to select the mode you want to apply to the image.
Step 3: Now, after seeing the color balance and effects on your image, the final step is to tap on the Done at the bottom right corner of the screen.
With these above steps, you are now done with the editing your photos and the Portrait Lightning Mode will be applied to your existing images.
Steps to Remove Portrait Lightning Effect from your Photos on iOS Device
If you want to remove the above-added effects from the image and make them as real without any filtering effects, you can follow the steps which I will suggest below. By following these steps, you can revert it to the original.
Step 1: Select the photo from which you want to remove the Portrait Lightning Effect and Revert it to Original. After that click on the Edit button on the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: After clicking on the Edit button, you will see new options at the bottom of the screen. From these options, select Revert option.
Step 3: After this, you will see a confirmation message on your screen. Click on the Revert to Original to confirm.
After this third step, now you are done with removing the Lightning effect and the image will revert back to the original form. So, share your Portrait Lighting experience with us in the comment section below. You can also ask any question related to this, we will definitely go through it.
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