So I finally got my hands in the iPhone 4, just in time to download and install the iOS 4.1 which now includes HDR when you shoot.
I was really eager to give it a try and went down the street to test it, and to be honest, I really had fun, I know I won’t be able to shoot commercial or stock images with it, but the overall results were beyond my expectations.
In the way back to the office I thought about something else, why not try to process the original shot with Photomatix, and compare it with the Apple HDR.
Back in the office I imported the Iphone shots into Adobe Lightroom 3 and I took the “iPhone regular image” and made virtual copies, I under exposed one, and over exposed the other, then I combined them in Photomatix, I Wish that I could have access to the 3 bracketed images the phone takes, but you only get the regular and the HDR one.
I had mixed results, but overall the HDR provided by the iPhone is darn good, so take a look and see what you think….
First shot was taken indoors, with some natural light coming through the window of the store.
The second image taken from the street, with an overcast day… of course it’s rainy Florida….
And the last set, also outdoors but in a covered shaded area.
I never used my camera phone, not even for the occasional snapshot, but that is something its about to change….