Are they just filters?
The first thing we have to do is make it clear to you what exactly are the iPhone photographic styles. Many users have defined them as filters that you can apply to all your photographs, previously selecting which one you want to use, even having the opportunity to establish one of them by default so that whenever you take a photograph, these editing values are applied . Although this definition is still true, it is not completely true.
Photographic styles are much more than a simple filter that you can apply to your photos, or with which you can take your photos. It is a series of smart settings that your iPhone performs when taking a photograph to give it the touch that you want to obtain, that is, to define, depending on the style you choose, the shades, light, contrast and colors that you want the photograph to have. But special emphasis must be placed on the fact that they are smart filters, since will not apply to all elements of the photograph. For example, people’s skin tone will not vary depending on whether you use one style or another, hence the great smart implementation that Apple has made for users to use these photographic styles.
Types of photographic styles
When configuring them, later on we will explain how you can do it, the Cupertino company has established up to five different photographic styles so that each user can choose the one with which they most identify, or simply the one that provides them with closer values to the final result you want to obtain with your photographs. Here are the five types of photographic styles that you have access to.
- Intense contrast.
Unfortunately for many users who would like to use this new feature, not all iPhones are compatible with photographic styles, in fact, only a few models make their users enjoy this new way of being able to take pictures with the iPhone. Here is the list of all iPhone models that are compatible with photographic styles.
- iPhone 13 mini.
- iPhone 13.
- iPhone 13 Pro.
- iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Steps to configure photo styles
Once you have all the information on the table about what photographic styles really are, it’s time to tell you how can you configure them to use whenever you take a picture. Again, Apple has made things very easy for all users to be able both to configure a photographic style and, later, to be able to vary between them without having to invest a lot of time in it. Here we explain the two ways you have to do it.
Do it from the Camera app itself
The first option we want to talk to you about is surely the easiest to carry out, and above all, the most intuitive since you will be able to do it directly from the iPhone’s camera application itself. It is not only very useful to initially establish a photographic style that you want to apply, but also to be able to vary between different styles depending on which one you want to use. The steps you have to follow are the following.
- On your iPhone, open the app Camera.
- Swipe up to display the different shortcuts to settingsof the camera.
- Click on the third, starting from the left, which is the direct access to the photographic styles.
- Swipe left and right to choose the style you want to apply.
- Take the photo (s) you want.
With these simple steps you can choose the photographic style that you want to apply to your photos. However, it is also the way you have to be able to change style whenever you want, since the form that we are going to explain to you next is somewhat more cumbersome since you have to exit the camera application itself.
Configure it in the settings
As we said before, you not only have the possibility to configure your photographic styles through the camera application, but you can do it from the Settings application of your iPhone. Our recommendation is that, the first time you go to establish a photographic style do it from here, for the simple reason that not only does it give you the possibility to perform this action, but it also gives you provides a short explanation of what each one does of the available styles. To do this, you just have to follow the following steps.
- On your iPhone, open the app Settings.
- Click on Camera.
- Choose Photographic styles.
- Swipe left or right to read the description of each of the photographic styles.
- When you are clear about which one you want to use, click on «Use photographic style».
This is our opinion after trying them
The time has come to put aside the technical explanations and tell you what our experience has been using the photographic styles of the iPhone. First of all we want to give you our opinion about which users is it aimed at this new way of taking pictures. From our point of view there is two well-defined audiences to whom photographic styles will be great, first of all to all those users who used to spend a few seconds doing very light editing of the photographs that they took with their iPhone and that now they can surely save that time by applying one of the existing photographic styles. On the other hand, there are users who spend more time editing their photos, that we can call them more users Pro. In this case, these people usually tend to opt in a generalized way for a well-defined style, a style that is well reflected in the options that Apple puts on the table, so that in many cases, editing steps and time can be saved. time to carry out is process.
Talking to you now about our experience with them, the reality is that the result is outstanding. The iPhone is capable of customizing the tones and temperature of the photograph in a very natural way, making the results not particularly striking, especially since there are certain points of the photograph that it does not touch, in such a way that it obtains a rIt is a really balanced result but tending to that style that each user likes. In fact, on many occasions it is not necessary to edit the photograph itself because the result is so good and natural that it is ready to be shared on different social networks or through a messaging application. Our recommendation is that users investigate and play with these styles until they adopt the one they like the most, or why not, varying the style depending on the type of photography they want to take.