Portrait Mode is a great feature of the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X that gives your photos a professional “bokeh” effect, blurring the background much like a DSLR camera does.
While Portrait Mode works great, occasionally the effect doesn’t turn out exactly the way you want. Luckily, you can turn off and adjust Portrait Mode even on a photo you’ve already saved to your Camera Roll.
How To Turn Off or Adjust Portrait Mode on a Saved Photo on Your iPhone
1.) Open the Photos app, and find the Portrait Mode photo you want to either turn into a regular photo, or adjust the Portrait Mode.
2.) While viewing the photo, tap the “Edit” link in the upper-right hand corner.
3.) At the top of the display, you’ll see “PORTRAIT” – Tap that to turn off Portrait Mode for the photo.
4.) To save the photo without the portrait effect, tap “Done” down in the lower-right hand corner.
You can also adjust the Portrait Mode effect by swiping through the Lighting effects. Effects include:
- Studio Light to brighten facial features
- Contour Light for more dramatic directional lighting
- Stage Light to isolate your subject in the spotlight
- Stage Mono for stage light in a classic black and white.
With just a few taps and swipes of your finger, it’s easy to adjust Portrait Mode lighting or even turn off the effect on Portrait Mode photos you’ve already taken.
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