In its newest iOS 15 developer beta, Apple has added a brand new function that routinely removes the signature ‘inexperienced orb’ lens flare generally seen in images captured on iPhone digicam techniques.
As reported by Reddit person Doubleluckstur within the iOSBeta subreddit, iOS 15 Beta 4 will take away lens flares utilizing some type of software program trickery. ‘While out and about I took this photograph and thought it was ruined / needing to be edited later as a result of lens flare,’ mentioned Doubleluckstur. ‘Nonetheless, I acquired dwelling and observed the lens flare has routinely gone within the authentic photograph regardless of it being clearly there nonetheless within the dwell photograph, which means the automated submit processing has gotten good sufficient to take away lens flares now!’
Beneath are the images Doubleluckstur used for instance in his submit. Word how the second picture has the small ‘inexperienced orb’ flare within the middle-left part of the picture.
— Halide (@halidecamera) August 4, 2021
It seems although that this trick gained’t work on all photos, nevertheless. As famous by Reddit person ‘-DementedAvenger-’ in response to the unique submit, some photos the place the flare falls over extra difficult floor areas, similar to by screens and bushes, doesn’t have this new function utilized. This means Apple has some form of detection system it’s utilizing to find out how profitable it believes its flare-removal function will fare relying on the complexity of the scene.
Contemplating that is an iOS Beta, there’s no understanding whether or not or not this may make it into the primary public launch of iOS 15. That mentioned, it looks like a reasonably easy resolution to mitigating lens flares on iPhones, which aren’t usually used with bodily technique of flare mitigation, similar to lens hoods and filters.