iOS 7 Beta 2 enables HDR photography on iPad

By , Jun 25, 2013

iOS 7 (Camera, HDR)

As Cody mentioned yesterday, iPad support is among the headline changes the newly-released iOS 7 Beta 2 has brought to the table. Jeff did a nice video tour of iOS 7 running on an iPad, highlighting key features such as Control Center, Notification Center, App Switcher, Photo Booth and more. In addition to these, the iPad versions of iOS 7 also enables High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, an advanced imaging technique previously available only on iPhones and iPod touches…

A new high-dynamic-range (HDR) option can be found in the iOS 7 Camera app on the iPad, as discovered by Zac Hall of 9to5Mac.

For those unfamiliar with the feature, HDR works by taking three images in a rapid succession – one in standard and the other two in over and under-exposed modes.

The software then combines the three photographs into a single HDR image in order to bring out details in shadow while providing greater color accuracy and crispness for overexposed areas.

Images-Non-HDR-et-HDR

This is especially useful when shooting darker objects under direct sunlight and in low-light conditions. As you know, Apple launched the HDR feature on the iPhone 4 and iOS 4.1 back in 2010.

This is the first time HDR imaging has become available on iPads.

I only occasionally take my snaps with HDR enabled and while the feature may not be such a big deal compared to iPhones, I’m glad Apple has finally brought this to iPads.

Are you looking forward to HDR photography on your iPad?

Images via iPhoneAddict.fr.

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  • omrishtam

    WOOHOOO!!!!!

  • Amad

    anyone know if its still possible to install beta without a dev account or registering UDID?

    • Matthew

      It is but it is risky.

      • Amad

        So you’ve checked its still going through with shift + update on itunes?

      • Matthew

        No I’m not taking the risk. There is a video online that did though.

      • Décio Costa Arruda

        If I were you I’d install beta 1 unless you’re on an iPad. If you’re on an iPhone, install beta 1 and update to beta 2 through the settings app

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        There is no risk since it is always possible to do a DFU(device firmware update) to whatever firmwares Apple are signing for your device/s

      • Matthew

        What if you are away from your computer?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Then you can’t do anything about it until you return to your computer (just like with any other iOS firmware)

    • tj

      yes it is, i installed beta 1 when it was released and updated via OTA to beta 2 without dev acc. Just look on YouTube for a video tut on how to do it!

    • Dri

      i gave you a link were to download the beta for free but idb removed my post

    • Dri

      Here is a good place to download iOS beta 2 firmware files if you do not have a developer account. imzdl(dot)com

      Steps
      1. Activate on current firmware (6.1.3/6.1.4 iPhone 5).
      2. Hold Alt(Mac) Shift(Win) and click update.
      3. Enjoy

  • Bob

    Who uses their iPad to take pictures? Not me.

    • Peter G

      looks soooo stupid when you see people in public holding up their iPads.

  • kahlil velayo

    Finally…

  • Gorgonphone

    i thought HDR was standar now,, why does it even need to be mentioned?

  • Amp

    I’m selling UDID activations for $5 if anyone is interested.

    • Victor

      Make it free be a good person

      • Dri

        Here is a good place to download iOS beta 2 firmware files if you do not have a developer account. imzdl(dot)com

        Steps
        1. Activate on current firmware (6.1.3/6.1.4 iPhone 5).
        2. Hold Alt(Mac) Shift(Win) and click update.
        3. Enjoy

    • Victor

      make it free be a good person

    • Victor

      MAKE IT FREEEEE

  • Guest

    It easy, I have installed and rolled back successfully multiple times on iphone 4 and 4s, all you have to do is buy UDID activation on ebay

    • Dri

      No need to buy UDID

  • Dri

    Why was my reply to Amad removed? Because i told him how to upgrade to ios7, and gave him a link??

  • Long

    You only use the iPad camera for FaceTime and some apps. Not photos taking, it looks awkward when people hold their iPad up lol.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    I’m just glad they swapped the slideshow option to the camera on the lock screen! I can finally access the camera quicker!

  • Sajana Indula

    That’s nice ……
    NOW FIX THE ICONS

  • Countrylife

    nice add