Does your iPhone store two nearly identical images of the same photo you clicked on? This is due to the default camera settings that save both HDR and non-HDR versions of the image. This quick guide will show you how to prevent iPhone HDR from saving two photos in the Photo app.
Why does the iPhone save multiple copies of the same photo?
iPhone cameras from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 12 can shoot in HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and combines multiple exposures to provide a great final image. In tricky light conditions (clouds, trees, houses, bright skies such as people, etc.), the iPhone camera takes three pictures in less than a second and stitches them together to create a balanced contrast level. Create one HDR image. ..
The iPhone can now save both copies and compare the HDR and non-HDR versions of the image. In rare cases, you may prefer a non-HDR image. In such cases, it is useful to have both versions of the same image.
But for most people, HDR images are what they like and can save a lot of space by preventing the iPhone from storing two copies (HDR and non-HDR). This brief guide will show you how to prevent iPhone HDR from saving multiple copies.
How to prevent HDR from saving two images in the iPhone Photo app
- Open iPhone Configuration..
- Scroll down and tap camera..
- Toggle off Keep normal photos..
- The iPhone will now only save the HDR version and skip the non-HDR version.
Note: The above steps apply only to iPhone X and earlier. This option is not displayed on iPhone XR, XS and later.Only the option to switch on is displayed Smart HDR, Saves one HDR image by default. Non-HDR versions are not saved.
This is a way to prevent the iPhone from storing two nearly similar photos. We hope you find this quick guide useful. See our guide on how to use your iPhone to click on the best shots of the night.
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