Smartphone photography has improved huge amounts at a time throughout the long term, yet in case there’s one thing that is annoyingly remained, it’s that damn green dot that arbitrarily springs up in certain photographs. In any case, there’s some uplifting news for iPhone clients. Apparently the most recent iOS 15 beta has unobtrusively added an element that automatically removes unwanted lens flare in certain photographs.
The feature was first spotted on Reddit (by means of MacRumors) yet additionally featured by popular photo editing application Halide on Twitter. Redditor Doubleluckstar noticed that they initially thought a photograph they’d taken was “ruined/needed to be edited later due to lens flare” however later they saw it had been automatically taken out from the picture. The flare was as yet in the live photograph, in any case, which infers that it was removed in post-processing.
Others tolled in noticing that while it seems the feature does work, there are sure conditions where it may not. Generally, it doesn’t create the impression that indoor flares or those in videos are edited out. The equivalent goes for flares that cover an enormous part of the photograph or are purposeful. (You can relax, JJ Abrams.) Instead, maybe the feature is attempting to perceive unintended artifacts that have gotten more common in the last scarcely any iPhone generations.
Lens flares happen when bright light hits a camera’s sensor and afterward scatters. It’s for the most part thought to be unfortunate, however they can sometimes upgrade a photograph. On iPhones, you most ordinarily see the reviled green dot in night mode representations or photographs—and often not until after you’ve taken the picture. (You can see an example of this in our iPhone 12 Pro Max review.) Is it the end of the world? No. Yet, it is staggeringly irritating in the event that you’ve laid out extra for a superior phone camera.
The good news is it appears to be the feature isn’t restricted to the iPhone 12 lineup. Something like one Redditor noted it dealt with an iPhone XS too. In any case, it’ll be some time yet until this feature is promptly accessible to the public. That will probably be at some point in September, when Apple launches its iPhone 13 lineup. Meanwhile, in case you’re feeling especially brave you can download the iOS 15 public beta. Furthermore, in the event that you do, there are a lot of different features you can test while you wait.