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Use HDR Boost

When shooting portraits against a bright background, use HDR Boost, short for High Dynamic Range, to capture your subjects clearly. HDR Boost brings out the details of both the highlights and shadows, even in high contrast lighting.

Note: HDR Boost works best when your subject is steady. The camera takes multiple shots at different exposure levels and combines them into one enhanced photo.

  1. Tap home key > camera app icon Camera.
  2. Switch to Photo mode, if you're not in this mode. See Choose a Capture Mode.
  3. Make sure that hdr icon or hdr auto icon is selected. If not, tap hdr off icon to change it. HDR auto is also available in Selfie photo mode, and is enabled by default.
  4. Frame the scene or subject you want to capture.
  5. Tap shutter release icon.