The iPhone 8 Plus may seem like just an incremental update from the iPhone 7 Plus, but it does bring in some interesting new features, including the new Portrait Lighting mode on its camera. Portrait Lighting is an extension of the existing Portrait Mode, allowing users to apply studio lighting effects on their portrait shots.
But what exactly is Portrait Lightning, and how will it affect your images? There’s a video for that. Apple recently released a new video to show off its Portrait Lighting feature, demonstrating all the different Portrait Lightning effects like Natural Light, Studio Light, Contour Light, Stage Light, and Stage Light Mono.
Portrait Lighting is only available on the iPhone 8 Plus for now, and of course, will be coming to the iPhone X too. Using the new powerful A11 Bionic chipset, and new ISP, it uses facial detection and depth maps to separate the subject from the background. Apple then use machine learning to create facial landmarks and add lightning effects over the contours of the face.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were officially announced by Apple just last month. It is already available for purchase in selected countries. While Apple has yet to make an announcement for its Malaysian launch, online retailer, 11street, has already opened its preorder for these latest smartphones from the Cupertino Company. The retailer is offering the iPhone 8 from RM3,649, with RM200 worth of freebies. Check out our previous post for more information about the pricing.