Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Sep 2010 21:38 UTC
Apple Apple has released the first major update to iOS 4. "The iOS 4.1 Software Update is the first major update to iOS 4, bringing Game Center, new iTunes features, high dynamic range photography, and more to iPhone."
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Still Slow on a 3G
by cwaig_g on Thu 9th Sep 2010 09:44 UTC
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2009-11-30

Loading the Messages App is still slow on iOS4.1 compared to the old 3.x series (for something used so frequently it should be tagged as a memory resident app like Safari - even on the 3G).

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HDR photography
by Neolander on Thu 9th Sep 2010 11:35 UTC
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2010-03-08

Does the arrival of HDR photography on iOS mean that iPhone photos will now be easily recognizable due to their blurry and over-exposed ugly look, just like when HDR is used in gaming ?

http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/features/fankit/3small.jpg

EDIT : Well, looking at Apple's examples, if the HDR-enabled photo is effectively the one on the left, it may be the case...

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/09/ipod-liveblog... (can't even see the sky anymore, overexposed cathedral and grass)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/09/ipod-liveblog... (overexposed sky, less deep shadows)
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2010/09/ipod-liveblog... (still can't see the sky, tower and details behind the girl fade to white too)

Edited 2010-09-09 11:40 UTC

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RE: HDR photography
by henderson101 on Thu 9th Sep 2010 12:08 UTC in reply to "HDR photography"
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2006-05-30

EDIT : Well, looking at Apple's examples, if the HDR-enabled photo is effectively the one on the left, it may be the case...


No, surely it is the one on the right? Having looked at a lot of HDR previews, and personally used the 3G/3GS and 4 cameras, the level of background detail in non HDR would be in line with the first image. The iPhone really only focuses on the main item in the plane of view and really, really doesn't deal with too much/too little light.

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RE[2]: HDR photography
by Neolander on Thu 9th Sep 2010 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE: HDR photography"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

No, surely it is the one on the right? Having looked at a lot of HDR previews, and personally used the 3G/3GS and 4 cameras, the level of background detail in non HDR would be in line with the first image. The iPhone really only focuses on the main item in the plane of view and really, really doesn't deal with too much/too little light.

Okay, so in that case there are some peoples in the world who know how to use HDR properly. Good to know ;)

Edited 2010-09-09 12:25 UTC

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RE[3]: HDR photography
by henderson101 on Fri 10th Sep 2010 13:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: HDR photography"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Okay, so in that case there are some peoples in the world who know how to use HDR properly. Good to know ;)


I installed 4.1 last night - the difference is noticeable. The results are literally astounding! It can't make you a better photographer, but it for sure makes a real difference. The bst part - it saves you a non HDR copy by default, so you can see how much better the picture really is.

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