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Learn how to remove the Portrait Mode from a photo, with iOS 11

If there was a reason why the iPhone 7 camera stood out, it was because of the addition of “Portrait Mode,” an effect previously reserved for reflex cameras that allows to highlight a central point in the image, blurring everything else.

As with all novelties, those of us who own this device have wanted to test the effect on our images, however, it is also likely that after doing so we think the photo would have been better off without it. In this sense, it is also likely to reverse it.

Learn how to remove the Portrait Mode from a photo, with iOS 11
Learn how to remove the Portrait Mode from a photo, with iOS 11

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To change an image to which we have already added the blur effect, made in Portrait Mode, the new iOS 11 comes with a solution. Apple’s latest operating system has introduced the HEIF format for its photos, a feature that allows you to save up to 50% of a file size and save several versions of the same image.

To return to the image without the Portrait Mode, we have to iOS 11 offers a very simple configuration. To run it we just have to follow the following steps.

Taking into account that the HEIF format stores several shots of the same image, it gives us the possibility to choose with any option we stay, without the need to retake the shot.

  • Choose an image made in Portrait Mode.
  • Press Edit.
  • Choose the option located at the top and click on the yellow DEPTH button.
  • Press OK to save the changes.

In this way, we will be indicating which option is our favourite. This same setting also works to achieve the inverse effect, that is, to apply the Portrait Mode to those photographs that do not have it.

We cannot deny that iOS 11 has thought of several details, always useful, to personalize our images and give them the exact touch according to our style.

How much do you use the Portrait Mode in your photographs? Leave it in the comments

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