A bride to be discovers a reality bending mistake in Apple's computational photography - eviltoast

A U.K. woman was photographed standing in a mirror where her reflections didn’t match, but not because of a glitch in the Matrix. Instead, it’s a simple iPhone computational photography mistake.

  • @NaoPb
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    315 months ago

    Ah yes, I remember noticing it would make like a short video instead of one picture, back when I had an iPhone. I turned that function off because I didn’t see the benefits.

    • @KairuByte@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      155 months ago

      That’s not what this is. I also turned that off, it’s called “Live Photo” or something like that. Honestly I find it to be a dumb feature.

      What this is, is the iPhone taking a large number of images and stitching them together for better results.

      • @jol@discuss.tchncs.de
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        15 months ago

        It’s not dumb. It let’s you select the best moment within a 1-2 second margin after or before you took the picture.

        • @KairuByte@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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          125 months ago

          No, these are literally just short videos. You interact with them like photos, you see them as photos, half the time people sending them think they are photos, but when you tap all the way into them they are a short video. They are absolutely not presented as a “choose your exact frame” pre-photo things, they are presented as photos.

          • Blue and Orange
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            25 months ago

            Yeah “Live photo” really is just an Apple marketing term. You interact with them in a certain way on iOS and they are presented in a certain way, but anywhere else they’re just very short videos.

          • @locuester@lemmy.zip
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            -25 months ago

            Wrong. Pretty crazy, it does let you change which frame is the photo. Click edit, then hit the Live Photo icon next to “cancel”

            • @KairuByte@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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              15 months ago

              That isnt the point of a Live Photo, that’s just a “feature.” Similar to how YouTube lets you choose a thumbnail for a video, but that’s not really the point of YouTube.

              • @locuester@lemmy.zip
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                35 months ago

                Per Apple support:

                With Live Photos, your iPhone records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. Then you can pick a different key photo, add a fun effect, edit your Live Photo, and share with your family and friends.

                So it’s actually the first example of what Live Photo is for.

                If you didn’t even know about this, don’t feel bad. I’m an Apple fanboy and my daughter just showed me that it allowed you to do this “different key photo” last month. Kids are good for that.

                • @KairuByte@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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                  05 months ago

                  I’m aware that’s it’s possible, but that isn’t part of the onboarding or anything. What I mean is, it’s an addon. It was never part of the original iteration, which was just “look moving Harry Potter photos.”

                  It’s a gimmick that doesn’t even work cross device, because it’s literally just a short video.

                  • @locuester@lemmy.zip
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                    25 months ago

                    I’m not following where you’re coming from. Are you just going to hate on it?

                    Because v1 of something didn’t have a feature, it means it should be discounted from discussion?

                    There’s several neat things about Live Photos, and the arguably nearest thing is being able to change the key frame. Unintended side effect of this feature apple included, maybe. But that’s not relevant.

      • @NaoPb
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        15 months ago

        Oh, okay. My bad. Thanks for explaning.