As Apple prepares to launch its next iOS 15 operating system to millions of iPhone users this fall, the latest beta of the update has apparently improved the way users’ iPhones take and process. photos in certain lighting conditions.
The camera material inside iPhones plays an important role in the quality of the photos that users can take with their devices, but another factor affecting image quality is the on-device processing of the image. the iPhone performed by the Image Signal Processor, or ISP.
In the latest beta of iOS 15, Apple may have improved how the iPhone handles when users take photos in conditions where stray light is sometimes an unwanted artifact. The change was first highlighted on Reddit and then made public by the popular iPhone camera app. Halide on Twitter.
Two side-by-side photos appear to show Apple removing lens flare from photos during post-photo processing on the latest beta. The photo below shows the final photo of a live photo without lens flare.
Same image as above, after iPhone processing
This isn’t a change that Apple has promoted or commented on, so it’s unclear exactly what’s going on. However, the latest beta could improve the system the iPhone uses to detect different indoor and outdoor scenes, and use that information to compensate and remove unwanted glare.
A Reddit user commented that he could see a noticeable lens flare after taking a photo on his iPhone 12 Pro. Upon revisiting the image later that day, however, they noticed that it had been automatically removed from the photo.
So I noticed something that I have not seen reported elsewhere; while on the go I took this photo and thought it was ruined / needed to be edited later due to lens flare (as I have done several times on previous photos with iPhone 12 Pro because it is so prone to lens flare). However, I got home and noticed that the lens flare had automatically disappeared from the original photo even though it was obviously still present in the live photo, which means that the automatic post-processing is taking place. become smart enough to suppress flare lights now!
IOS 15 is still in beta testing with developers and public beta testers and will not be available to all iPhone users until later this fall. Apple is also testing iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15.