This app gives your pets the iPhone XR portrait treatment

While the iPhone XR can take some fantastic photos, it has a pretty disappointing limitation: you can’t take advantage of Apple’s portrait mode to take high-resolution and detailed portraits unless the subject is a person. Third-party camera app Halide recently announced that it’s working on a solution for the issue, and now it’s out as […]

iPhone XR may take portrait photos of non-humans through an app

The iPhone XR can take some quality portrait mode photos with its single camera, but there’s a catch: for now, its reliance on software-based object detection limits it to photos of people. You might have more flexibility before long. The developers of the camera app Halide have found enough available depth data to snap portrait […]

Prince Louis pictures: FIRST official portrait with Princess Charlotte

Budding photographer Kate Middleton, 36, has snapped the first official portraits of her newborn son Prince Louis of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new photograph that was taken at Kensington Palace showing the youngest member of the royal family in a beautiful white knitted outfit. The photograph was taken on April, […]

The Deminer film review: A fascinating portrait of an extraordinary individual

His fearless, reckless devotion to his job becomes a form of addiction in the documentary The Definer. Using camcorder footage shot after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the film captures Fakhir at work armed with nothing more than a pair of pliers and a determination to make the world a safer place. During […]

Here’s why Apple’s ‘Portrait Mode’ feature only works on some iPhones and not others (AAPL)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, it contained a new camera feature that quickly became one of the most talked about — and copied — in Apple’s lineup: Portrait mode.  Portrait mode uses the phone’s dual cameras and Apple’s software to mimic the quality you would get from a […]

Instagram ‘Focus’ fakes portrait mode on single-camera phones

You no longer need dual cameras or a Pixel 2 to take DSLR-like portrait photos with your phone… provided you’re using Instagram. The social service has rolled out a Focus camera mode that will soften the background the moment it detects a face in the scene, giving you that portrait mode effect no matter how […]

A Portrait of the Artist as an Addict

Catholic exorcism, shamanic ritual, IV amino acids, rebirthing, saline injections, cryotherapy: Amy Dresner has tried them all (and then some) in the hopes of curing her co-occurring addiction and depression. They represent not only the sheer desperation of someone living with mental illness and an addictive personality but also Dresner’s affluence — each of these […]